Thursday 13 February 2014

LSE in print

'My deportation shows immigration idiosyncracy'
Financial Times, 13/02/2014, p.2, Karina Robinson
Tone matters a great deal. Non-EU international students coming to the UK to study fell in number last year despite increasing global demand. World-class institutions such as the London School of Economics have argued for international students to be exempted from the government's drive to cut immigration. Other countries are not standing still: Canada and Australia have loosened…| (£)

Did Queen wade into Clegg over flood chaos?
Daily Mail, 13/02/2014, p.39, Sebestian Shakespeare
The Queen returned from Sandringham on Monday to find flood waters had reached properties near Windsor Castle. During a briefing by academics at the London School of Economics in 2008 on the economic turmoil on the international markets, the Queen asked: 'Why did nobody notice it?'|  

‘We can be a force for good in Sri Lanka’
Times Higher Education, 13/02/2014, John Morgan
“We have to be realistic. We’re not Cambridge, we’re not LSE… we’re not in a big city, we’re quite a big university, a lot of students come from families where there’s not high income,” Dr McVicar said. “The university needs something extra.”

World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1
BBC News Magazine (web), 12/02/2014
Dr Heather Jones - associate professor in international history, LSE.
A handful of bellicose political and military decision-makers in Austria-Hungary, Germany and Russia caused WW1.|  

LSE online

South Sudan foreign minister continues London visit
Sudan Tribune, 13/02/2014
He did, however, speak to young South Sudanese and others at the London School of Economics on Wednesday evening. At the press conference Marial reiterated South Sudan's position that Ugandan...|  

No calm after the storm
Local Government Chronicle, 13/02/2014
…pay for this additional spending. Tony Travers, director, Greater London Group, London School of Economics…| Welsh Tories Pledge Stamp Duty Cut, 13/02/2014
…report from last year by Henrik Kleven and Michael Best of the London School of Economics which suggests that when stamp duty is reduced by 1 percent, sales can increase by 20 percent within...|  

Higher education bolsters UK soft power
Times Higher Education Supplement, 13/02/2014, David Matthews
These include Haruhiko Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan, who studied for an MPhil in economics at the University of Oxford, and Stanley Fischer, who until June 2013 was governor of the Bank of Israel and who received a BSc and MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.|  

More two-year colleges turning to on-campus housing
Minnesota Public Radio, 13/02/2014
…University of Georgia and a masters in European political economy from the London School of Economics.|  

Memo to national Dems: Shut up about Chris Christie
The Hill, 13/02/2014, Brent Budowsky
He holds an LL.M. degree in international financial law from the London School of Economics. Contact him at|  

"Enskilda individers intressen får styra"
Computer Sweden, 13/02/2014, David Frydlinger
…resultat framgår också av många andra studier om outsourcing, till exempel från London School of Economics. Men det är någonting som inte stämmer här. Radar Groups rapport indikerar som sagt..|  

Women’s Experiences of Local Justice: Community Mediation in Sri Lanka
In Asia, 13/02/2014
…vulnerable women who use mediation. This post was originally published by the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP). Ramani Jayasundere is a senior technical advisor on law, justice...|  

Upworthy Could Be The Biggest Thing To Hit The Internet. Or Not. Here?s Why. (Web), 12/02/2014, Unattributed
Some folks publish tens of thousands of pieces of content each month; we do 260.’ Charlie Beckett, director of the London School of Economics’ media think tank, Polis , told Metro: ‘Who wants to share ghastly images of Syrian massacres to chums on Facebook when you can share a heart-warming story of someone’s recovery from cancer?|  

The next generation of investors seeks purpose alongside profit (Web), 12/02/2014, Michael Sidgmore
We had met two years ago when he spoke at a student conference on alternative investments I helped organise while at LSE. Now, he was calling to learn about the peer-to-peer lending industry. We talked for 45 minutes, which was about 35 minutes more than we had ever talked before.|  

Interest rate delay hurts economy, warns Sentance
The Times Online, 12/02/2014, p.1, Unattributed
…trigger higher Bank rate, given the subdued inflation path.Mr Saunders, Rupert Pennant-Rea, the chairman of Royal London, Sushil Wadhwani, the chief executive of Wadhwani Asset Management, Charles Goodhart, of the London School of Economics, and Geoffrey Dicks, a former member of the Office for Budget Responsibility, all voted in favour of no change."| (£)

Flying Spaghetti Monster images banned from London South Bank University
The Independent (Web), 12/02/2014, Unattributed
This pasta-based freedom of speech row comes after the London School of Economics was forced to apologise to two students from a secular and humanist society who were forced to cover up T-shirts featuring pictures from a satirical comic strip Jesus and Mo.|  

Statins: 12 million Brits will be advised to take cholesterol-lowering drug
Telegraph (Web), 12/02/2014, Laura Donnelly
Shah Ebrahim, professor of public health at the London School of Economics, said the recommendations were necessary - but a sad indictment of modern lifestyles in this country. He said: “It is a concern to have to mass medicalise the whole of the British public in this way.|  

Millions more to be prescribed statins, controversial NHS guidelines say
Public Sector, 12/02/2014
…strokes occur over 50. Shah Ebrahim, professor of public health at the London School of Economics, said: It is a concern to have to mass medicalise the whole of the British public in this way...

Climate guru's institute received millions despite warnings of conflict of interest, 12/02/2014, Troels Gadegaard Frølich
Grantham Research Institute (GRI) at London School of Economics received a sizable research grant from the tax payer-funded Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), during British economist Lord Stern’s tenure as vice chair of GGGI and chair of GRI. This happened despite warnings from GGGI officials about a conflict of interest.|  

Patenting Necessary for Continued Innovation in Biotech/Pharma Industries, Academics Conclude
JD Supra, 12/02/2014, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
…notable the recent report from Mari Lundeby-Grepstad and David Tordrup of the London School of Economics, and Tina Craig and David Taylor of the School of Pharmacy the University of Central London...|  

Syria conflict could last years, spark Middle East war
USA Today, 12/02/2014
…action, and Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics, says Europe is unlikely to get involved without U.S. involvement." The U.K.'s Parliament has spoken...|  
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Bosnia's failed privatizations key cause of unrest, 12/02/2014
….facade,” said Denisa Kostovicova, an associate professor of global politics at the London School of Economics. “What now appears as a dysfunctional state is in actual fact a very functional system…|  
Also in: The Daily Sentinel, GlobalPost, OnlineAthens,Centre Daily Times.

Trove of Jewish LGBT history goes on display in UK
Haaretz, 12/02/2014, Hephzibah Anderson
On a sodden evening last week, veteran gay activist Peter Tatchell stepped up to a podium at the London School of Economics and described how in the 1980s he battled to allow pink-triangle memorial wreaths to be laid at the Cenotaph war memorial in London’s Whitehall.|  

Jason Furman is the wonkiest wonk in the White House
Washington Post, 12/02/2014
He set out on an academic track, going to the London School of Economics and then returning to Harvard for his PhD. In 1996, a Harvard professor suggested to Joe Stiglitz, then...|  

O'Donnell + Tuomey complete faceted brick student centre at London School of Economics
Dezeen, 12/02/2014, Amy Frearson
…Donnell + Tuomey mapped sight lines along the narrow streets of the London School of Economics campus to generate the faceted red brick structure of the university 's new student centre (+ slideshow...|  

Cardinal Turkson Calls for "Inclusive and Sustainable" Global Economy
Zenit, 12/02/2014
…Urges "Globalisation of the Common Good" in Address to London School of Economics London, February 12, 2014 ( ) | 17 hits Attempts made to achieve financial gains for the few...|  

Felipe Caldern presentar su fundacin hoy en el DF, 12/02/2014
…el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM); maestría en Economía por la London School of Economics y una maestría en Asuntos Internacionales con especialización en Finanzas y Negocios...|  

Laureate Trust Reiterates "Speculative Buy" on Bitcoin (BTC) After MT. Gox and Bitstamp Crash
SBWire, 12/02/2014
…BTC-e community to create a safe trading environment.” Garrick Hileman, from the London School of Economics, who researches alternative currencies, said it was too early to tell how serious...

Establish 'copper fund' to help currency management, says Prof Weeks
Zambia Post, 12/02/2014
…exchange rate fluctuations at Lusaka's Taj Pamodzi hotel on Tuesday evening, London School of Economics ( LSE) Professor John Weeks said when the conditions in the copper market become favourable...|  

US international law professor lead candidate to replace Falk
Jerusalem Post, 12/02/2014
…a lawyer and a professor of international human rights law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has served on past fact-finding for the UNHRC on Israeli military activity...|  

OECD: For stor optimisme skyld i skæve prognoser, 12/02/2014, Mette Rodgers
…statistiske måleredskaber,« siger han. Modelstyret politik Professor Paul De Grauwe fra London School of Economics, der var inviteret med til fremlægningen for at diskutere rapporten, mener...|  

Fresh graduate eases ‘mama mboga’ burden with quick SMS orders
Business Daily Africa, 12/02/2014
…to reduce food insecurity in urban slums.“When I was at the London School of Economics a friend came across the Hult prize (an international competition for social entrepreneurs) and together...|  

Caldern presenta su fundacin hoy en el DF, 12/02/2014
…el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM); maestría en Economía por la London School of Economics y una maestría en Asuntos Internacionales con especialización en Finanzas y Negocios...|  

LSE launches Jewish LGBT History exhibition
Pink News, 12/02/2014, Scott Roberts
An unveiling ceremony by Rainbow Jews took place last week at the London School of Economics as part of LGBT History Month. More than 200 people packed the gallery space, admiring the rainbow-theme...|  

El catedrático Carlos Usabiaga dirigirá la Escuela de Doctorado de la UPO, 12/02/2014
Entre sus estancias de investigación destacan las realizadas en la London School of Economics (Londres, en dos ocasiones), la Northwestern University (Chicago), el Instituto Universitario...|  
Also in: El and

High-Speed internet and the Values of the Arab Spring
Global Arab Network, 12/02/2014, Amal Hasson
He holds a post-graduate degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a degree in Economics from the American University of...|  

400 more panels approved for farm
Cornish Guardian, 12/02/2014
…" Mrs Butt said. Mrs Butt cited a recent study by the London School of Economics, which reviewed more than a million homes that lie close to large wind farms and found that their property...|  

O Γιώργος Αλογοσκούφης απολογείται... στα έδρανα!
Parapolitika, 12/02/2014
Αλογοσκούφης δίνει συχνά διαλέξεις και σε πανεπιστήμια του εξωτερικού και κυρίως στο London School of Economics, του οποίου είναι διδάκτωρ από το 1981. Αιχμές για τον… διάδοχό του Ενα ενδιαφέρον...

Economic Crisis Provides Lessons For New Approaches To Forecasting, Says OECD
Finance Monthly, 12/02/2014
…Carlo Padoan said during a launch event today in London with the London School of Economics. “We have taken steps to improve short-term forecasting models, construct better indicators of financial...

Hackers cripple bitcoin exchanges
South China Morning Post, 12/02/2014
…faced delays to "legitimate" transactions. Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the London School of Economics, said: "The current co-ordinated DDoS attack on exchanges appears to be...|  

Sebelum Meninggal Fajrul Falaakh Berpesan Agar Keluarga Menjaga Keilmuan, 12/02/2014
…School of Oriental and African Studies di tahun 1990, dan MSc di London School of Economics and Political Science pada tahun 1997. Pakar hukum tata negara dari UGM tersebut merupakan anggota...|  

Educación se fija en el sistema universitario del Reino Unido, 12/02/2014, Sara Gómez
…delegación española ha mantenido también un encuentro con el director de la London School of Economics and Political Sciences para analizar los métodos de selección del profesorado universitario y el sistema de gobernanza de los centros. Según ha...|  

The Rushdie fatwa: 25 years on
Deutsche Welle, 12/02/2014
…Satanic Verses, said Emrys Schoemaker, a communication analyst and researcher at the London School of Economics. He says that in the past, the interaction between people with divergent views...|  

Beismerte tévedését az OECD, de az IMF-fel nem ért egyet
Népszabadság Online, 12/02/2014
Padoan, a Gazdasági Együttműködési és Fejlesztési Szervezet (OECD) vezető közgazdásza, aki a London School of Economics szakértőivel közösen rendezett szakmai konferencián ismertette azt az új...|  

Shared Datacentre Tender
Government Online, 12/02/2014
…Wellcome Sanger Instiute (Sanger), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The London School of Economics (LSE).— Other higher education institutions and further education colleges in the UK and their purchasing consortia;— establishments of...|  

Smartphones and Tablets Offer Children More Online Opportunities, but Expose Them to More Risks, Finds New Report
Hispanic Business Magazine, 12/02/2014
February 11, 2014LONDON, Feb. 11 -- The University of London - London School of Economics and Political Science issued the following news release: Smartphones and tablets enable children to engage in more online opportunities, but are also exposing...|  

Security and Violence in Paradise Island
Le Mauricien, 12/02/2014
As Professor Naila Kabeer, leading scholar of gender studies, at the London School of Economics notes : “One set of connections relates the linkages between production and reproduction...|  

Hilari opisivala Moniku Levinski kao "narcisoidan i komičan lik"
Blic Online, 12/02/2014
…je napravila preokret u životu: preselila se u London, gde je pohađala " London School of Economics" i ima master iz socijalne psihologije. Od 2006, kako navodi CNN, drži se daleko od očiju javnosti…|  

ОЭСР признала ошибки в экономических прогнозах
ARKA News Agency, 12/02/2014
…ОЭС Пьер Карло Падоан в рамках официальной презентации в Лондонской школе экономике ( London School of Economics) отметил, что организация допустила ряд заметных неточностей в своих прогнозах...|  

LSE on TV/radio

Sky News, 12/02/2014
Professor Tony Travers talks about the role of local governments in the flood relief effort.

BBC Radio 4, 12/02/2014
Mention of an LSE study on the social care system.

LBC Radio, 12/02/2014
Radio presenter mentions he was an undergraduate at LSE.