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Meet LSE’s society raising awareness on food poverty and food waste

Food waste is an issue gaining increasing awareness around the world. The UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Committee classified food waste as ‘a global public policy issue’ in its 2017 report. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United…

In Conversation: Tony Pua on Malaysia’s future

(c) LSESU Malaysia Club The LSESU Malaysia Club invited YB Tony Pua, Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance of Malaysia and Member of Parliament for Damansara, to LSE on 15 November to talk about ‘The Middle Income Trap’ and…

Six months of protests: violence, disruption and the media in Hong Kong

It has been nearly six months since the Hong Kong protests first began, and they show no signs of stopping. Today, the streets of Hong Kong are a battleground between pro-democracy protesters and the police forces sent to curb their…

One month on from Black Bloc Day: HK student campaigners juggle community tensions, identity, and going home whilst Minouche visits Beijing

Director Dame Minouche Shafik may have ruffled some feathers with her recent travel plans. As the stakes climb for LSESU’s Hong Kong Student Alliance amid warnings from the Chinese government towards pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong after the latter achieved…

Seeing both sides: bisexual masculinities and the bi experience

Two weeks ago, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health released the findings from a 2014/15 health survey on sexual orientation. The findings confirmed what other surveys, including an earlier BBC-funded study by Ipsos MORI, have found: young people are getting gayer.…

30 years of uneasy Pride Week alliances

A 1993 leaflet showing activities for ‘Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Awareness Week’, the predecessor to Pride Week. Courtesy: LSE Library Archives Pride brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual groups with allies in ‘uneasy alliances’. It is…

Muxes: the Mexican ‘third gender’

Latin American countries – Mexico in particular- are not places known as advocates for progressive LGBTQ+ rights. Although Mexico City was the first place in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, the region is still known for its violence and…

‘I would like to report a sexual assault’: how my university failed me when I needed it most

(c) Rebekah Paredes-Larson When I began organising a campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault, I wanted to detach my work from my own experience. It felt easier to research sexual violence and plan events as a concerned student rather…

LSE struggles over China and academic freedom

By Meher Pandey and Raphaelle Camarcat Two days before the LSE Students Alliance for Hong Kong staged Black Bloc Day at LSE in solidarity with protests in Hong Kong, the Financial Times published an article about a pro-Beijing threat to…

Economics seeks to cleanse its name

(C) LSE Events On 14 October 2019, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Abhijeet Bannerjee, Esther Duflo, and Micheal Kremer as the winners of the  Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. While prior speculation suggested other prominent names in the…

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