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Chair - Susan Liautaud is Founder of an international ethics consultancy working with organisations and leaders in business, government, academia and the non-profit sector. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (until July 2015) and Lecturer in Public Policy and in Law at Stanford (launching an innovative pair of courses called Ethics on the Edge). Previously she served as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at Stanford Law School and as an international corporate and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris.

Susan has a long history of non-profit board service, including most recently as Co-Chair of the US National Board of Advisors of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres since 2010, Vice Chair of the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, member of the French Ambassador to the UK’s Economic Trade Advisory Council, and trustee of Care International UK.

Susan is a grateful alumna of the LSE (PhD in Social Policy focusing on governance), as well as of Stanford University, Columbia University Law School and University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. Susan is Vice-Chair of LSE Court and Council.



Gauri Kasbekar-Shah read Law at the LSE and then went on to complete her LLM at the School as well. She started her career at Clifford Chance LLP, a leading global law firm, qualifying into the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group, and had the opportunity to work on cross-border transactions with a key focus on energy; this included a secondment to Brazil.



Dr Wendi Momen was a member of the Ethics Code Consultation Group, which facilitated the School-wide consultation from which the School’s first Ethics Code was drafted and approved by Council in June 2012. She also serves on the School’s Health and Safety Committee.

Eric Neumayer


Eric Neumayer is Professor of Environment and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He currently serves the LSE as Pro-Director Faculty Development. He studied economics, political science and development studies in Germany and at the LSE. He has broad research interests, with main interests in environmental economics, international political economy and research methods. He has published widely in a range of journals across different social science disciplines and is the author or co-author of four books.

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Danny is the Associate Editor, a Columnist and Leader Writer for The Times. As well as his weekly political column in the comment section and his Saturday Notebook, he writes the “Fink Tank” for the Saturday paper, a statistical column on football.  Between 1997 and 2001, he was chief policy adviser to the Leader of the Opposition Rt. Hon. William Hague MP and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet.  In 2001, he was Conservative parliamentary candidate in Harrow West.  Between 1995 and 1997, he was Director of the Conservative Research Department in which capacity he advised Prime Minister John Major and attended meetings of the Cabinet when it sat in political session.  Danny was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the City University and joined the House of Lords in the autumn of 2013.

Simona Iammarino


Simona Iammarino is an academic member of the LSE Council. She is Professor of Economic Geography and currently Head of the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE (until summer 2017). She served on a number of School committees – Agenda Committee of the Academic Board, Promotion Committee, among others – and was also Deputy Head of Department before her current role of Head. Her main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local economic development; Geography of innovation and technological change; Regional systems of innovation; Regional and local economic development and policy.



Alexandru Marcoci is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Government. He has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest, an MSc in Logic from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Philosophy of Science from LSE. He is currently completing his PhD in Formal Epistemology in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.

Busayo Twins


Busayo Twins is the General Secretary of the LSE's Students Union this year and is the leading representative of students to the University and sits on many committees, including the Ethics Policy Committee. Busayo graduated from LSE having studied BSc Economic History
2013-2016. One of her key priorities is social mobility which she is keen
promote in relevant committee meetings. Busayo welcomes and encourages any LSE faculty with an interest in improving and getting involved with social mobility at the university to get in touch.



Dr Katherine Rake is a former student and lecturer at the LSE. She has extensive experience of UK policy making, research and governance of the charitable sector. Dr Rake is the Founding Director of totalpolicy.  Previous roles have included Chief Executive of Healthwatch England, Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute and the Fawcett Society and working with the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments.




Terhi Rantanen is an academic member of the LSE Council. She is Professor of Global Media and Communications in the Department of Media and Communications. Since 2000 she have directed LSE’s oldest and largest double MSc programme in Global Media and Communications with the University of Southern California (USC). She also started and directed a similar double programme with Fudan University in 2007. She is Chair of LSE’s Graduate Studies Sub-Committee (GSSC) and Misconduct Panels (2012- to date). Her research interests include global media, especially news and (post-)communist media.

Ali Nikpay


Ali Nikpay is currently a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he served in a number of senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including as Senior Director for criminal enforcement, Senior Director for Merger Decisions and Senior Director for Policy. He was also a member of the authority's highest decision-making organ, its Executive Committee. Before the OFT, he served as a policy and legal advisor at the European Commission.

Ali has taught at the University of Oxford and was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE. He serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: "European Competition Law", "World Competition", "Antitrust Enforcement Review" and "Competition Law International". 



Maria is a Fellow on the LSE100 programme. She is a historian of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on European culture and identity. Maria completed her PhD in International History at the LSE, and has been a Visiting Junior Fellow at the Bill Graham Centre at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. She has worked on the editorial teams of the academic journals Cold War History and Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. Maria has previously served on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLAC) Committee.