Donald Kaberuka
Growth Week 2014|

The International Growth Centre (IGC) will be holding its annual Growth Week conference 23–25 September, bringing together a worldwide network of leading researchers and policymakers.

Staff and students are warmly invited to attend the four public lectures to be held  6.30–8pm on 22–25 September(inclusive). All events are first-come-first-served and will feature a range of exciting speakers such as Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.

For more details, please visit|

What's new

Welcome, new students!

New students are encouraged to visit the Your First Weeks website| to view the Guide to Orientation 2014, a useful New Arrivals checklist and ‘how to’ guides for settling into life at LSE.     


Already in London?  Be sure to sign up for one of the fun events going on before Orientation Week!  There is still some space available to take a Local History Tour, or to attend fun talks about Studying and Surviving at LSE, or a Survival Guide to Britain and the British, and more!  Visit Orientation Events |and select the “Book” tab for details!


Keep an eye on the "Students" channel| for news and updates.

Green Impact 2014-15

Now in its sixth year at LSE, Green Impact is a national environmental awards scheme, which encourages teams to make changes within their department to reduce their carbon footprint by completing criteria and projects.


Contact Vyvyan Evans|, Sustainability Assistant, or visit the Green Impact| website for further information. 

Trails of the Great War - LSE one day conference

Registration is now open for Trails of the Great War - 1914-2014, a free one-day conference at LSE on Friday 3 October.


The centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War began with a serious debate over the war guilt question. Since then the focus has been on the nature of the war itself. History, it seems, is less about rationalising past events than about accessing the emotional experience of those who lived through them. The aim of this conference is to move beyond the parochial and to broaden the view of the British debate.


Visit the event listing| to download the full programme and register for the event.

Media Studio launch invitation

All LSE staff are invited to an event to celebrate the official opening of the new media studio at LSE. The event will include BAFTA award winning film maker Roger Graef in conversation with Conor Gearty.


This will take place on Tuesday 30 September from 6–7.30pm followed by a drinks reception and will be held in the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.


RSVP by emailing|. More information about the media studio can be found here|.

Strategic Review

LSE's Strategic Review concluded in Summer Term 2014. The final report| by the Director was endorsed by the School’s Council in June.


Implementation of the vision it expressed for the School will be led in the coming months by the Director and his Management Team.

Articles of Association

The School's Articles of Association are being updated and all members of the LSE community are invited to comment.


To view the draft Articles and submit comments, see Consultation on the constitution|.

Public events

The Bihar Story: resurrection of the state, inclusion and growth|  

Speaker: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Date: Monday 22 September 2014, 6.30-8pm


South Africa's Democracy — Mandela's "Cherished Ideal"  |   
Speaker: Moeletsi Mbeki

Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014, 6.30-8pm 


Giving Guidance On Future Monetary Policy In A Very Uncertain World
|Speakers: Professor David Miles, Professor Charles Goodhart
Date: Tuesday 30 September 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

International investment in London housing market unfairly maligned says housing expert|
International investment kept residential development alive in central London in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and remains important, a leading housing expert will say at a conference at LSE.


Dame Tessa Jowell joins LSE|
The former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will be working with LSE Cities and the Department of Government on a range of academic and outreach initiatives.


LSE ranked second in the world for social sciences|

LSE has kept its position as second in the world for social sciences, according to the latest QS World University Rankings.


See News and media| for more.



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