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Tech companies are writing the rules for the 2020 election – because the FEC can’t

(c) Wikipedia Commons Since 2016, the influence of big tech and artificial intelligence (AI) in election campaigns has become increasingly notorious. 2016 saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 2019 Trump was almost impeached for Russian interference in the 2016 US…

Riding the Korean Wave through Parasite, K-pop and LSESU’s Korea Future Forum

The recent success of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite has brought global attention to the South Korean film industry, with the highly acclaimed black comedy thriller earning countless awards and nominations, including two BAFTAs and six nominations at this week’s Academy…

Ode to the Right Winger

“I have my final victory! The man of words; the child of Thatcher cried. Where is my wreath? My chariot of fire?” “The slings and slurs I suffered so, From wheezing academics in their ivory towers, From triggered libs who…

What is your beloved more than another beloved

(This work also appears in Clare Market Review: Maximalism) The world is suddenly technicolour when for so long it’s been sepia. You revel in it. Every part of you tingles as you step outside into the street. A cacophony of…

The Academia and the City of Sighs

Nicknamed ‘La Serenissima’ after repeatedly described as ‘serene’ by people of high importance, Venice is one of the most historically and culturally preserved European cities. The title is well-deserved, especially in winter, when there are few loitering, selfie-hungry tourists who…

The Election and the Left: Symposium launches broadsides at Labour leadership.

The Election and the Left, hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme, attracted huge crowds that saw the Old Theatre completely packed on Tuesday, 28 January. The event, part of the Politics in Crisis series, explored the meaning of the Labour…

European Commission President speaks to Brexit challenges and opportunities at LSE

Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech at the LSE © European Union, 2019, Source: EC – Audiovisual Service, Photographer: Etienne Ansotte On Wednesday, 8 January, an LSE alumna now among Europe’s most powerful politicians returned to the university to…

2020. New Year, Same You

2019 is over, and lo and behold, 2020 is upon us. I am not going to lie; it was a weird one for me. It was not a great year, and you won’t find those ridiculously long stories documenting every-goddamn-day…

Sentient and serious: the threat of AI

A 2020 candidate for the U.S. Presidential election refers to it as the upcoming onslaught of the ““disintegration of our society from the greatest economic transformation”. Artificial Intelligence (A.I) is causing widespread anxiety across business, science and economists. Now Democratic…

Panelists at LSE discuss Chilean crisis

On Thursday, 28 November after over a month of ongoing protests in Chile, LSE’s International Inequalities Institute co-hosted a panel event with the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) titled ‘Understanding Chilean Unrest: inequalities, social conflict and political…