Interviews

Interviews by LSE students.

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

Gina Miller: “Social Media Is Ghettoising Minds”

In an exclusive interview with The Beaver, businesswoman and activist Gina Miller talks social media, EU reform and Jeremy Corbyn Two years ago, Gina Miller’s name was unheard of in the political sphere. It was only last year, following the…

Prashant Rao: From LSE’s Beaver Editor to AFP’s Baghdad Bureau Chief and The New York Times

By Taryana Odayar.  Prashant Rao is the current Deputy Business Editor for Europe at The New York Times, and the former Baghdad Bureau Chief for Agence France-Presse (AFP). He was assigned to the Baghdad Bureau by the AFP for five…

“The Philanthropist’s Tale” with Dr. Laurie Marsh

By Taryana Odayar. Dr Laurie Marsh is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, but you’ve probably never heard of him until now. As one of Britain’s biggest philanthropic entrepreneurs, he developed and operated hotels and theatres in London and…

The Amartya Sen Interview: on Democracy and Justice

By Taryana Odayar and Sonali Campion.  An aged gentleman wearing a bright yellow raincoat slowly shuffles into the lobby of LSE’s Old Building. He is unaccompanied and moves gingerly with unhurried yet deliberately measured steps. He takes a seat on…

In conversation with the indefatigable Julia Gillard

By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor.  Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), and the first woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister & Leader of a major party in Australia. She is currently…

Fadumo Dayib: From Refugee to Somalia’s first female Presidential Candidate

By Taryana Odayar.  Fadumo Dayib was born in a displacement camp in Kenya to Somali parents who had travelled there after losing eleven previous children to preventable diseases. Her family sold all their possessions so that she could escape to…

Fadumo Dayib: From Refugee to Somalia’s first female Presidential Candidate

By Taryana Odayar.  Fadumo Dayib was born in a displacement camp in Kenya to Somali parents who had travelled there after losing eleven previous children to preventable diseases. Her family sold all their possessions so that she could escape to…

From Freedom Fighter to Presidential Candidate: Can Joice Mujuru topple Mugabe?

By Taryana Odayar.  Joice Mujuru was the first Vice President of Zimbabwe, serving from 2004 – 2014, and is a Presidential candidate for the 2018 elections. She was a panellist for the ‘Women Leaders on the Global Stage: lessons for…

Dame Vivienne Westwood on Theresa May, Julian Assange and Telling Off The Queen of Sweden

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Renowned fashion designer and ardent political activist Dame Vivienne Westwood delivered two public lectures at the LSE on Monday the 26th and Wednesday the 28th of September 2016, on ‘The Rotten Financial System (Rot $)…