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LSE cleaners sound alarm on “second class” treatment, two years after in-sourcing

Two years after winning their fight to be hired directly by LSE, cleaners say that little has changed. Their complaints about a culture of degradation suggest a worrying pattern of treatment for the School’s newest staff. The strikes which captivated…

Change Makers is here to stay

Last year, LSE and LSESU piloted the first iteration of the Change Makers programme. Inspired by a similar programme at UCL, where she worked previously, new Pro-Director for Education Professor Dilly Fung brought the project to LSE, partnering with the…

Messy and victorious: a night of Brexit

I went to the Houses of Parliament last night as Big Ben rung eleven, and Britain began the official process of leaving the European Union. What I experienced was a messy, vulgar display of Britain’s best and worst. It was…

The ideological future of the Labour leadership after Corbyn

After the Labour Party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years on the 12th of December, Jeremy Corbyn finally conceded to calls for his resignation. It is no secret that ideological warfare has been entrenched within the Labour Party…

In conversation with the New York Federal Reserve Bank President

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York On 14 January 2020, New York FED President John Williams discussed his recent panel ‘Working Together: an interdisciplinary approach to organizational issues’ at LSE. Beaver: What brings you to LSE today? Williams: I…

Culture change in the finance world

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York On the 14th January 2020, LSE hosted the panel Working Together: an interdisciplinary approach to organisational culture. The panel consisted of Dame Susan Rice (BSB Chair) and John C. Williams (President of the…

The Ironies of Citizenship

The concept of citizenship is quite simple. A citizen has a document that proves that one enjoys a certain set of rights that foreigners usually do not. Optimally, besides the right to stay indefinitely in his or her country without…

From Blind Marriage to Member of Parliament: Kuwait’s Path to Women’s Rights

[Picture taken from @StudyLSE Twitter] Three things on LSE’s campus are particularly interesting for both domestic and international students: the Women’s Library, International Women’s Week, and the naming of the LSE towers after female suffrage campaigners. They allow us to…

Climate elections: deciding the future?

Not many people would know the first rendition of the infamous Green New Deal was proposed by Caroline Lucas and a group of economists, journalists, and environmentalists in 2007 as part of the Green New Deal Group. But with the…

LSE Professor Fawaz Gerges on the London Bridge attack

On 29 November, London fell victim to yet another terrorist attack. Usman Khan, wearing a fake suicide vest, stabbed several civilians around Fishmongers’ Hall before being tackled by passers-by and shot by police on the pavement of London Bridge. Cambridge…