23-31 December 2010

LSE in print

Staring into the abyss
The Guardian, 31/12/2010, p.26, Fawaz a Gerges
Comment by Fawaz A Gerges: There could be dire consequences in Lebanon should Hezbollah be implicated in the death of former prime minister Rafik Hariri.

Read well, read wisely
Investors Chronicle, 31/12/2010, p.15, Unattributed
Alistair Blair chooses some of the best financial reads of 2010 and mentions 'The Future of Finance', as the best one-volume analysis of how the financial crisis happened and what to do about it

Business as usual despite 'big society' call from PM
The Guardian, 31/12/2010, p.12, Stephen Bates
Included in the New Year's Honours list is Jane Pugh, Governance Officer, London School of Economics and Political Science, for services to higher education.

New year honours
Financial Times, 31/12/2010, p.4, Unattributed
A comprehensive list of those honoured in the Honours List includes Helen Wallace, centennial professor, London School of Economics, with a DBE.

Honours
The Times, 31/12/2010, p.62, Unattributed
Professor Helen Sarah Wallace, Centennial Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, has been honoured with a DBE for services to Social Science.

Tory 'contempt' for BBC means MPs should select chair, Hunt told
The Guardian, 30/12/2010, p.9, Dan Sabbagh
Objections to Lord Patten of Barnes being appointed chair of the BBC could result in Sir Howard Davies being appointed to the post. Sir Howard is seen as politically neutral, having previously headed the FSA.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/30/mps-should-choose-new-bbc-chair|

Removing tax advantages of company debt is vital reform
Financial Times, 30/12/2010, p.29, Dirk Schoenmaker
Dirk Schoenmaker, the dean of the Duisenberg School of Finance in Amsterdam, calls for the urgent restructuring of tax systems, which currently encourage companies to have high debt-to-equity ratios.

Impact on economy confounds experts
Financial Times, 29/12/2010, p.3, Chris Giles
Nationwide Building Society has reported that house prices began to fall this summer. The LSE's Professor Nicholas Barr said he could not predict where prices would go next.

Malaysian tycoon mulls bid for Virgin Atlantic
The Sunday Times, 26/12/2010, p.1, Karl West
Kuala Lumpur businessman and former LSE student Tony Fernandes has appointed Deutsche Bank to review 'all strategic options' for Virgin Atlantic. Singapore Airlines is said to be keen to offload its stake in the airline. Mr Fernandes has had huge success with Air Asia and a tie-up would create a long-haul specialist focused on the growing markets of Asia.

TO the London School of [...]
The Mail on Sunday, 26/12/2010, p.99, Unattributed
LSE director Howard Davies has the task of presenting degrees and new alumni, which, when enacted with 'the bonecrushers from Germany can be a hazardous one.

Reality checks
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 23/12/2010, p.40, Matthew Reisz
Some academics are at pains to show their divergence from the cliché of their kind being out of touch with the real world, while others feels that ivory tower attitudes will never entirely disappear. One of the latter, Mary Evans, centennial professor at the Gender Institute, LSE thinks we have been moving away from the type of engaged academic writing that 'deals with the social world in a immediate and readable way'.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=414652&c=1|

Mixed reception
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 23/12/2010, p.36, Unattributed
Although universities in a competitive environment are vague about future pricing strategies in regard to tuition fees, and although foreign students continue to remain an attractive revenue stream, most, including the LSE, seem to feel that fee levels payable by the latter are as high as they can go. The LSE says it has no plans to 'increase the general level of fees for non-EU students.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=414651&c=1|

From beer to austerity, familiar scenes of panic on the streets
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 23/12/2010, p.17, Unattributed
The rhetoric of 'moral panic' was initially analysed by Stan Cohen, now emeritus professor of sociology at the LSE in his book Moral Panics and Folk Devils (1972). The manifestations of the 'panic' in modern society are discussed here.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=414697&c=1|

Guiding light in death's shadow
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 23/12/2010, p.11, Matthew Reisz
Last week, at a panel discussion organised by the British Philosophical Association at the LSE, scientists and philosophers argued in the defence of the humanities. Speakers included Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund, distinguished service professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago and Lord Rees, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comments.asp?storycode=414690|

I'm on riot wanted list. That's funny
Evening Standard, 23/12/2010, p.5, Felix Allen
A self-described 'peace loving Buddhist' is one of at least seven suspects pictured in a police-line up of rioters wanted for questioning. 20-year-old Ethan Race, an award-winning film-maker, said he was surprised to be picked out, Scotland Yard said officers were keen to speak to all the suspects. Separately it is noted that while student sit-in protests at the LSE and UCL have ceased, that held by a group of 10 Kent University students continues.

The ugly truth about the gangster's moll who won the Apprentice
Daily Mail, 24/12/2010, p.24, Stephen Wright , Andrew Malone
Feature on Apprentice winner Stella English. Brief mention of Yasmina Siadatan, a previous winner who graduated from the London School of Economics.

Now 2.2million mothers are working full time to keep families af loat
Daily Mail, 24/12/2010, p.8, Becky Barrow
A record 2.2million mothers with children as young as six months are now working full-time as family budgets come under increasing strain. This is a rise of 30 per cent since 1997 - highlighting the severe financial pressure on families with young children. Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist from the London School of Economics, said there are two types of women - 'Cherie Blair' or 'Princess Diana'.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1341293/Record-2-2million-mothers-working-time-families-afloat.html?ITO=1490|

Lord Patten leads race to be BBC chairman
Daily Mail, 24/12/2010, p.12, James Chapman
Labour last night cried foul amid claims that Lord Patten, former Tory Party chairman and the last governor of Hong Kong, has emerged as a clear favourite to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust. Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, is another strong contender. His appointment would be seen as a signal that the BBC is to be subjected to more stringent cost- cutting.

Let's listen to Prince Charles, our future king of common sense...
Daily Mail, 23/12/2010, p.59, Unattributed
Letters: Professor Ian Angell writes in support of Prince Charles' views on science.

London universities praised for taking poorer students
Evening Standard, 22/12/2010, p.18, Anna Davis
According to new figures poorer children are more likely to get into top universities in London than the rest of the country, more students who qualify for free school meals been taken by King's College London, University College London and LSE than all the other elite universities.

APPOINTMENTS IN THE CLERGY
The Daily Telegraph, 23/12/2010, p.30, Unattributed
James Walters, chaplain, London School of Economics and Political Science, is included on a table of appointments in the clergy.

We shall not be moved, chants the last student sit-in
The Times, 23/12/2010, p.10, Joanna Sugden
A group of around 10 students from the University of Kent, angry at the institution's support for in the increase in tuition fees, has staged a sit-in, which (unlike other occupations by students from University College London and the LSE) has endured and is likely to continue over Christmas.

Patten tops list to chair BBC Trust
Financial Times, 23/12/2010, p.2, Ben Fenton
Though Lord Patten, the former Tory party chairman, is reportedly the frontrunner for the chairmanship of the BBC Trust, LSE director Sir Howard Davies may be preferred.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c2abe526-0e04-11e0-86e9-00144feabdc0.html|

Of course women can have it all - they just don't want it
Daily Mail, 23/12/2010, p.50, Catherine Hakim , Rachel Porter
Opinion: Dr Catherine Hakim of the LSE argues her views on gender equality, the pay gap, and whether or not feminist activists truly represent the interests of women.

LSE online

CrossTalk on 2010: GoodYear, BadYear
Russia Today (31 December 2010)
Charlie Beckett, LSE, took part in a panel discussion looking at the highs and lows of 2010.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8BKkAeXdw|

Honours List: Order of the British Empire, MBE (K-Z)
The Independent - Dec 31 2010 1:05AM GMT and conductor, Cor Meibion Talgarth. For services to Music in Powys. (Brecon, Powys) Mrs Jane Pugh. Governance Officer, London School of Economics and Political Science. For services to Higher Education. (London, SE10) Mrs Betty Radford. For services to
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/honours-list-order-of-the-british-empire-mbe-kz-2172579.html|

New Year honours list: Order of the British Empire, Knight Commander (GBE), Dame Commander (DBE) and Commander (CBE)
Guardian.co.uk - Dec 31 2010 12:41AM GMT music. Mrs Indira Patel, OBE, for serv human rights. Professor Helen Sarah Wallace, CMG, centennial professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, for service to social science. Ms Harriet Mary Walter, CBE, actor, for serv
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/31/new-years-honours-list-gbe-dbe-cbe|

New Year Honours: higher education’s standouts
Times Higher Education Supplement - Dec 31 2010 12:29AM GMT Professor of collaborative anthropology, University of Cambridge. For services to scholarship. Helen Sarah Wallace. Centennial professor, European Institute, London School of Economics. For services to social science. CBE John Benington. emeritus
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=414723&c=1|

Fabricproperty.com reveals London's property hot spots for 2011
Industry Today - Dec 30 2010 2:27AM GMT influx of Asian purchasers have been reported as buying property for their children who are studying at the London School of Economics or King's College. What the agents says Keiron McGill, Associate Director of Chesterton Humberts, and member of
http://www.industrytoday.co.uk/Construction/fabricpropertycom-reveals-londons-property-hot-spots-for-2011/2854|

Parliament should have say in chair of BBC Trust, says Labour frontbencher
U105 - Dec 29 2010 4:11PM GMT from the field of candidates entirely. The other fancied runner is Sir Howard Davies, the director of the London School of Economics, who has long been interested in BBC governance and is politically neutral – having previously run the Audit Commission
http://www.u105.com/NationalNews/Parliament-should-have-say-in-chair-of-BBC-Trust-says-Labour-frontbencher/6a67db96-f60c-4e47-bf16-08cdcbcd94c4|

North Wales News: Llandudno girl forging ahead with career after help of Stephen Fry on Twitter
North Wales Daily Post - Dec 28 2010 10:37AM GMT Economics with an AS in Critical Thinking. She has applied to study history and politics courses at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London or School of Oriental and African Studies. It’s a safe bet, though, that her music –
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2010/12/28/llandudno-girl-forging-ahead-with-career-after-help-of-stephen-fry-on-twitter-55578-27894571/|

Llandudno girl forging ahead with career after help of Stephen Fry on Twitter
North Wales Daily Post - Dec 28 2010 9:21AM GMT Economics with an AS in Critical Thinking. She has applied to study history and politics courses at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London or School of Oriental and African Studies. It’s a safe bet, though, that her music –
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2010/12/28/llandudno-girl-forging-ahead-with-career-after-help-of-stephen-fry-on-twitter-55578-27894571/|

North Wales News: A TALENTED singer-songwriter who won over celebrity fan Stephen Fry on internet website Twitter is forging ahead with her career.
North Wales Daily Post - Dec 28 2010 8:28AM GMT Economics with an AS in Critical Thinking. She has applied to study history and politics courses at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London or School of Oriental and African Studies. It’s a safe bet, though, that her music –
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2010/12/28/a-talented-singer-songwriter-who-won-over-celebrity-fan-stephen-fry-on-internet-website-twitter-is-forging-ahead-with-her-career-55578-27894571/|

Jayne Dowle: Women can't have it all... and may not want it
Yorkshire Post - Dec 28 2010 2:30AM GMT why I was interested to read the findings of Dr Catherine Hakim, a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics, who argues that women who strive for professional success end up having only "nominal families". If they manage to produce a
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/columnists/Jayne-Dowle-Women-can39t-have.6672010.jp|

Scheme to help talented pupils get into top universities is a big hit
Portsmouth Today - Dec 24 2010 12:45PM GMT overwhelmingly impressed with the AFAE initiative and pledged to support it. Moreover, institutions including Leeds, Oxford, Southampton, the London School of Economics and Cardiff had already put themselves forward to get involved. Mr Frampton said...

2.2m mothers are working full time to keep families
This is Money - Dec 24 2010 10:07AM GMT to offer a parttime deal when mothers return from maternity leave. Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist from the London School of Economics, said there are two types of women - 'Cherie Blair' or 'Princess Diana'. Mrs Blair, a mother of four, has a
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/work/article.html?in_article_id=520411&in_page_id=53928&ito=1565|

Anonymizer, Inc. Spins Off and Adds Senior Manager from AOL
EMoneyDaily - Dec 23 2010 10:13PM GMT Wijetilleke holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University, a Master of Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Wijetilleke added: "As the online privacy space
http://markets.emoneydaily.com/emoneydaily/news/read?GUID=16229828|

Study shows port is central to recovery
Port Strategy - Dec 23 2010 8:58PM GMT Path to Economic Recovery, covers 150 global metropolitan areas and has been jointly undertaken by the Brookings Institution, London School of Economics & Political Science and Deutsche Bank Research. The authors of the study attribute Montreal's strong
http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/news-extra/study-shows-port-is-central-to-recovery|

The INQUIRER'S top ten CEO fiascos of 2010
TheInquirer.net - Dec 23 2010 5:31PM GMT 5 million WP7 handsets but there is still no sign of a tablet. During his lecture at the London School of Economics, Ballmer said that he expected slates with Windows on them to appear at Christmas. Oh well Steve, nice prediction but Christmas is two
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/feature/1934127/inquirers-ceo-fiascos-2010?WT.rss_f=Friction&WT.rss_a=The+INQUIRER%27S+top+ten+CEO+fiascos+of+2010|

Six names in running for BBC Trust chair
Digital Spy - Dec 23 2010 1:19PM GMT replace Sir Michael Lyons when he steps down in March next year. Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, also has a strong chance of securing the role as the BBC is facing a period of major reform, reports the Financial Times. The
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/news/a294653/six-names-in-running-for-bbc-trust-chair.html|

Concerns over rich-poor study
BBC - Dec 23 2010 12:01PM GMT that some highly selective universities, particularly in urban areas, such as Kings College London (5.3%) and the London School of Economics (4%), had a higher proportion of free school meals students than some less selective institutions, for example
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12048629|

Jeremy Hunt has a lot more on his plate than just the BSkyB decision
Guardian.co.uk - Dec 23 2010 10:59AM GMT and Richard Hooper, the former deputy chairman of Ofcom – plus Sir Howard Davies, the director of the London School of Economics and Richard Lambert, the director general of the CBI. However, BBC top brass have a habit of going native and political
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/23/jeremy-hunt-trust-chairman|

Bank of England Governor comes to Newcastle
Bdaily.info - Dec 23 2010 9:29AM GMT professor at both Harvard University and the MIT. From October 1984 he was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics where he founded the Financial Markets Group. He was previously Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003 and Chief Economist and
http://bdaily.info/news/finance/22-12-2010/bank-of-england-governor-comes-to-newcastle/|

"Children are celebrating Christmas. As parents we have to buy gifts for them so they won't feel neglected."
Manchester Wired - Dec 23 2010 5:32AM GMT "China mainland's acceptance of Christmas was passed from Hong Kong," explains professor Kent Deng from the London School of Economics. Because of historical reasons, Christmas is an official holiday in Hong Kong. "After the Reform and Opening Up policy
http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk/news.php/117627-China-succumbs-to-the-glitz-of-Christmas|

WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING
City A.M. - Dec 23 2010 2:12AM GMT chairman and the last governor of Hong Kong, is clear favourite. But Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, might be preferred if the BBC were to be subject to more stringent reforms, the pair said. ONION CRISIS ADDS TO INDIAN
http://www.cityam.com/news-and-analysis/what-the-other-papers-say-morning-387|

China succumbs to the glitz of Christmas
UK Wired News - Dec 23 2010 12:33AM GMT "China mainland's acceptance of Christmas was passed from Hong Kong," explains professor Kent Deng from the London School of Economics. Because of historical reasons, Christmas is an official holiday in Hong Kong. "After the Reform and Opening Up policy
http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/117627-China-succumbs-to-the-glitz-of-Christmas|

China's Christmas fever
BBC - Dec 23 2010 12:08AM GMT "China mainland's acceptance of Christmas was passed from Hong Kong," explains professor Kent Deng from the London School of Economics. Because of historical reasons, Christmas is an official holiday in Hong Kong. "After the Reform and Opening Up policy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11991079|

New TPR chair faces huge in-tray as industry urges wider role
Pensions World - Dec 22 2010 10:49PM GMT has worked at the OECD in Paris and has held academic posts at the University of Bath, the London School of Economics, Harvard and the Australian National University. A recruitment exercise is under way to select TPR’s new chief executive. Bill Galvin
http://www.pensionsworld.co.uk/pw/article/new-tpr-chair-faces-huge-in-tray-as-industry-urges-wider-role-1237611|

Pupils on fee school meals are 55 times less likely to go to Cambridge or Oxford than those from private schools, the Sutton Trust has said.
Manchester Wired - Dec 22 2010 3:10PM GMT that some highly selective universities, particularly in urban areas, such as Kings College London (5.3%) and the London School of Economics (4%), had a higher proportion of free school meals students than some less selective institutions, for example
http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk/news.php/117358-Poorest-pupils-55-times-less-likely-to-go-to-Oxbridge|

Predictions 2011: Technology & Strategies for Lawyers - E-disclosure, E-evidence & Forensics
SCL.org - Dec 22 2010 12:24PM GMT create and maintain solid client relationships. E-disclosure, E-evidence & Forensics From Peter Sommer, a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and an expert witness E-disclosure is now important in much relatively low-key litigation and
http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed18321|

Read well read wisely
Investors Chronicle - Dec 22 2010 12:16PM GMT crisis happened and what to do about it is THE FUTURE OF FINANCE (£13), a report from the London School of Economics. In this, 13 analysts of high repute each take a segment of the story and lay it out with academic rigour but in readable prose aimed at
http://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/Columnists/NoFreeLunch/article/20101222
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Study: Mothers having top jobs is a ‘feminist myth’
Christian Institute - Dec 22 2010 11:56AM GMT from Britain’s mums, according to a new report. The report, written by a leading researcher at the London School of Economics, shows that half of women in high-powered careers are childless. A number of others farm out their mothering responsibilities
http://www.christian.org.uk/news/study-mothers-having-top-jobs-is-a-feminist-myth/|

Citigroup's Willem Buiter: an economist worth listening to
Telegraph - Dec 22 2010 7:00AM GMT The Dutch-born scholar, a professor of political economy at the London School of Economics and former Bank of England Monetary Policy member, has never been afraid to speak his mind even about past and present employers. In August 2007, several CEOs
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/8217620/Citigroups-Willem-Buiter-an-economist-worth-listening-to.html|

Poorest pupils '55 times less likely to go to Oxbridge'
UK Wired News - Dec 22 2010 6:32AM GMT that some highly selective universities, particularly in urban areas, such as Kings College London (5.3%) and the London School of Economics (4%), had a higher proportion of free school meals students than some less selective institutions, for example
http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/117358-Poorest-pupils-55-times-less-likely-to-go-to-Oxbridge|

LSE on TV/radio

BBC Radio 4 (31 December 2010)
Today
Howard Davies, Director of LSE, discussed the impact of public attitudes to banks.

BBC Radio 4 (28 December 2010)
Amnesty At 50
Professor Conor Gearty, LSE, discussed Amnesty International as it approached its 50th anniversary.

BBC Radio Bristol (24 December 2010)
Breakfast
Reference to Ian Angell, LSE, who has said that says emails are dipping because of Facebook, and not Twitter.

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