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Angelina Jolie To Teach Course On Ending Violence Against Women In Conflict

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact

LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is to join the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor...

Finance Vs. Social Enterprise: Which Industry Is Winning the Competition for London's Brightest Youths?

Jaron Soh | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Jaron Soh

"Young people are capable of doing much more today than ever in the history of mankind," Muhammad Yunus once announced to crowds at the 2012 Social Go...

London School of Economics Chief to Run Berggruen Institute

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Berggruen Institute, an independent, non-partisan "think and action tank" that is co-publisher of The WorldPost, announced this week that Craig Calhoun will become the new president of the organization. Professor Calhoun will leave his current position as director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the summer of 2016 to take on this new role.

Hope Is Coming

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

Flux and change will define the coming decades. We better get used to it and learn to innovate and adapt - something we expect the companies we invest in to do as well.

London's Famous Red Phone Booths Are Going Green

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green

LONDON, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of London's famous red telephone boxes are going green, transformed into free, solar-powered mobil...

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Call For The End Of The Drug War

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

The decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights, according ...

What Are Academics Good For?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Patricia Morizio

Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it.

Are You Happiest At 69 And Gloomiest At 55?

Joan Gage | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Yesterday in the local paper I read an essay by syndicated columnist Tom Purcell saying that a study published by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, as reported in the Daily Mail, had determined that happiness among humans peaks at age 23, tanks at 55 and then peaks again at 69.

The Worst Interview of All Time

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Norb Vonnegut

The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.

Can Kate Miltner Haz 'A' For Her LOLCats Dissertation?

Posted 05.10.2012 | College

Whoever said LOLCats were mindless might haz the wrong idea, according to Kate Miltner, who wrote her London School of Economics masters dissertation ...

A Feminist Treasure

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Craig K. Comstock

Travers, instead, envisions not the deification of women in a prehistoric civilization, but a social structure in which no one is made into a divinity.

Investigation Examines Gaddafi Son's London School Of Economics Admittance

Posted 12.01.2011 | World

Britain's Foreign Office approached a professor at the prestigious University of Oxford to admit Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif Al-Islam as a student, The...

How Smartphones Can Safeguard The Future Of Agriculture

Deborah Bassett | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

What does mobile phone technology have to do with farmers in Uganda? According to Karl Muth, an economist from The London School of Economics working ...

Black Women Are Not (Rated) Less Attractive!: Independent Analysis of the Add Health Dataset

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Style
Scott Barry Kaufman

The low convergence of ratings finding suggests that in this very large and representative dataset, beauty is mostly in the eye of the beholder. What we are looking at here are simple ratings of attractiveness by interviewers whose tastes differ rather strongly.

Gaddafi's Long Reach

Eric J. Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric J. Weiner

To the nations of Europe that have come to rely on oil and petrodollars from Moammar Gaddafi's nation, the destruction of what could be called Libya Inc. is likely to be the most painful blow.

Higher Education's Dirty Little Secret

Arvind Ganesan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Arvind Ganesan

Western universities are undoubtedly under pressure to find financial support, but this does not mean they should allow abusive and corrupt foreign dictators, officials or their families launder their images in exchange for money.

Between Gaddafi and Galliano: Ethics and Morality

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

Given what was known before, the artists performing for the Gaddafis and Dior should have not have gotten involved with the two in the first place. It is convenient that they all distance themselves now.

London School of Economics Investigates Gadaffi's Son Plagiarism Claims

BBC News | Katherine Sellgren | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The London School of Economics has confirmed it is investigating allegations that Colonel Gaddafi's son plagiarised his PhD thesis. Saif al-Islam stu...

Gadhafi and the LSE: A Cautionary Tale

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ben S. Cohen

It was inevitable that the venerable London School of Economics would be rechristened the "Libyan School of Economics" the instant it embraced the financial largesse of the Gadhafi family.

London School of Economics (LSE) Director Howard Davies on the Past, Present, and Future

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Religion is clearly an important force in the contemporary world whether you believe in it or not, and therefore I think we need to try to integrate that better into our teaching.

World's 10 Best Economic Performing Cities: 2010 Global MetroMonitor (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As they prepare to ring in 2011, Istanbul's residents have an extra special reason to celebrate, as the Turkish city was named the world's best-perfor...

Nobel Prize In Economics 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Peter Diamond of MIT, Dale Mortensen of Northweste...

Useful Idiots

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

When I recently heard that The London School of Economics' student union voted to pair the institution with the Islamic University of Gaza -- which was established by the founder of Hamas -- I was speechless.

Buiter At Citigroup As Chief Economist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Outspoken economist Willem Buiter, a professor at the London School of Economics and consultant to Goldman Sachs, has accepted a position as Chief Eco...

Intellectual Benefits, Emotional Costs: The Value of Attending the World's Best Universities

Alexander Dresner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexander Dresner

Are the benefits of being on life's fast track worth the costs?