Thursday 16 January 2014

LSE in print

Criminologist 'helped her boyfriend flee murder'
The Daily Telegraph, 16/01/2014, p.7, Sam Marsden
…dealer she was mentoring helped him and two other gang members get away after they murdered a rival, a court heard yesterday. Rachel Kenehan, 35, who had studied at the London School of Economics and was completing a PhD, also assisted the gang in supplying heroin and crack, Winchester Crown Court heard.|  

THE Opposition leader scarcely aided [...]
Daily Express, 16/01/2014, p.17, Unattributed
Despite an A grade in his maths A-level and a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics Mr Miliband at one point appeared to be under the impression that a quarter of a million and 250,000 represented different amounts. D'oh!

LSE Cities The Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities
The Times Higher Education, 16/01/2014, p. 64, Unattributed
With the continued generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities.

Make money from your buying mistakes
Evening Standard, 15/01/2014, p.8, Richard Warren
…with the expansion of the private rented sector, which has changed attitudes to ownership. A shift to renting is supported by the increasingly transient nature of London's population. According to London School of Economics research, central London has a 17 per cent "churn" in its population each year. People who are in a location only temporarily prefer to rent homes…

Seize the day: the super-suburbs are the good-value future
Evening Standard, 15/01/2014, p.4, David Spittles
…the biggest shortfalls in Richmond, Merton, Kingston, Redbridge and Enfield. Property prices are therefore likely to continue rising. Based on current policies and housing targets, Paul Cheshire, professor emeritus at London School of Economics, estimates that prices could be 75 per cent higher than now in real terms by 2025. London has 19 outer boroughs, some extending into the home…

LSE online

Why does Bristol never build anything?
UK Wired News, 16/01/14
…remained very similar, says Martin Loughlin, a local government expert at the London School of Economics, although he said Welsh policy may have been "more flexible". So is the problem a question...

The city that never builds anything
BBC, 16/01/14

Oroszok jönnek a szigetre
Népszabadság Online, 16/01/14, Unattributed
…a legszorosabb politikai és gazdasági kapcsolatot Oroszországgal – magyarázta James Ker-Lindsay, a London School of Economics kutatója. Az viszont, hogy a légibázisról kötött egyezmény milyen...

Kenneth Branagh on fulfilling some film fantasies with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Metro Canada, 16/01/14, Ned Ehrbar
…follows Ryan (Chris Pine, the fourth actor to play the role) from London School of Economics student to post-9/11 Marine volunteer to reluctant CIA recruit, where his economic skills land him...

Chris Pine refreshes 'Jack Ryan,' but story feels tired
USA Today, 16/01/14
and hero. The movie opens with Ryan as a student at the London School of Economics when he hears about the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. He enlists in the Marines and takes a dangerous assignment...

New British HC vows to strengthen Pak-UK ties
The News International, 16/01/14, Unattributed
…at Warwick University and has a Masters degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He is married to Amanda and they have a daughter and a son.

Osborne Extends BOE Transformation in Search for Carney’s Deputy
Bloomberg, 16/01/14, Jennifer Ryan and Svenja O’Donnell
…shape monetary policy. Before joining the central bank, Bean taught at the London School of Economics. The incoming deputy governor will have to accept the BOE’s new activism as it steers...

Osborne Extends BOE Transformation in Search for Carney’s Deputy
BusinessWeek, 16/01/14

GenNext to the fore~I
The Statesman, 16/01/14, Unattributed
…but these very students top the merit list for entry into the London School of Economics and Harvard University. Those with lower marks must make do with decrepit under-funded colleges and indifferent...

Student groups write open letter to UN condemning gender segregation in UK universities
The Independent (Web), 15/01/2014, Unattributed
“Gender segregation reinforces negative views about women, undermines their right to participate in public life on equal terms with men and disproportionately impedes women from ethnic and religious minorities, whose rights to education and gender equality are already imperilled." The letter appeared on the LSE student union page on Tuesday, and has been signed by various people including Chris Moos, the secretary of LSE's Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society, and Nahla Mahmoud, the spokesperson for the council of ex-Muslims of Britain.|  

Insight - Maliki consolidates power, fails to reconcile Iraqis
Reuters UK (Web), 15/01/2014, Unattributed
He may have won out against Allawi, a secular Shi'ite, securing a new mandate with Iranian and U.S. support after eight months of political infighting, but the initial shock defeat appears to have narrowed his ruling style. A former senior adviser to Maliki is cited by Iraq expert Toby Dodge of the London School of Economics as saying the prime minister began keeping decision-making far more to himself after the formation of his government in 2010.|  

How do we do journalism differently in the digital age? (Web), 15/01/2014, Roy Greenslade
The debate, chaired by Professor Nick Couldry, will take place on 13 February at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the New Academic Building, beginning at 6.30pm. This event is free and entry will be on a first come, first served basis. Further details here and queries to|  

Cost of cheapest university rooms rises by 11% over last three years (Web), 15/01/2014, Martin Williams
On average, students paid £3,301 in 2012-13 – a 11% rise on the £2,980 they spent in 2010-11. The cost is for a room in a hall of residence. In some cases, it includes breakfast and supper. The London School of Economics (LSE) saw the biggest price rise in budget student accommodation. The cost of its cheapest rooms rose by more than £1,263 over three years.|  

For the common good | TLS
The Times Literary Supplement (Web), 15/01/2014, Unattributed
Both went on to be rather unconventional professors, working at an oblique angle to the mainstream of their respective disciplines: Tawney as Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics, Hoggart as Professor of English at Birmingham. And, curiously, both became public figures largely as a result of their membership of officially appointed bodies of inquiry.|  

PhD student used her qualifications to help boyfriend with heroin and crack cocaine deals, court hears
Mail Online UK (Web), 15/01/2014, Luke Garratt
She met her boyfriend Pierre Lewis through a prison mentoring scheme, Winchester Crown Court heard. Kenehan, who also has a Masters degree in sociology, was charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs, assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. She was said to have used her academic career at London School of Economics to assist Lewis and his friends deal drugs.|  

PhD student 'helped killers flee'
BBC (Web), 15/01/2014, Unattributed
Ian Lawrie QC told the jury that after the shooting Ms Kenehan picked up the three defendants from Basingstoke and took them back to London, and helped to destroy forensic evidence. He said she had gained "an in-depth knowledge of criminal behaviour and the frailty of human nature" through her academic career at London School of Economics studying criminology. At the time of her arrest, she was studying for a PhD at the University of Essex.|  

News: Spontaneous travel & leisure boosts UK economy by £26billion
BreakingTravelNews, 15/01/14, Unattributed
industry, and analysis by Dr Ben Voyer, a leading psychologist at the London School of Economics, as well as BDRC Continental, the UK’s largest independent market research consultancy.British...

Money, Debt and Liberal Economics
Scoop, 15/01/14, Keith Rankin
…in November 2008 at the official opening of an extension to the London School of Economics. Why had none of the economists and financiers seen the financial crisis coming? The monarch had struck...

Another nation under God: Why is Israel held to a different standard?, 15/01/16, Craig Berlin
Via the Guardian: “Dr Antony Best, a lecturer at the London School of Economics…said 'The truth is that war is an occasion when God-awful things happen.' One US marine, Steve...

Britons In 'Forced Penury' Due To Victorian Welfare Rules, Leading Academics Warn
UK News on The Huffington Post, 15/01/14, Asa Bennett
…stark warning was echoed by Hartley Dean, social policy professor at the London School of Economics, who told HuffPostUK that successive governments have "retreated from the principles of National Insurance in favour of stigmatising means-testing...

Ólafur til starfa á Bifröst, 15/01/14, Unattributed
…hefur lokið doktorsprófi í hagfræði frá Háskóla Íslands, meistaraprófi í hagfræði frá London School of Economics and Political Science og BS-prófi í stærðfræði frá Háskóla Íslands. Ólafur var...

Is London’s Plan To Put Cyclists In The Sky Distracting Or A Stroke Of Genius?
Urban Times, 15/01/14, Julia Thayne
..economic impacts in the United Kingdom, whereas a recent report from the London School of Economics demonstrated that the UK cycling economy was just £3 billion. On a slightly different, but still essential topic, due to London’s unprecedented population...

Ξανά σε ανεπιστήμια ο Γιώργος απανδρέου
News Bomb, 15/01/14
…τη φορά θα μιλήσει στο London School of Economics, του οποίου οι φοιτητές θα έχουν...

Hollande et l’économie sentimentale
Nouvel Observateur, 15/01/14, Sylvain Courage
…heure des conférences post-présidentielles rémunérées, développe un jour son propos à la London School of Economics...

Putrajaya, a capital belonging to the people I have a question: Why do some people seem to think Putrajaya only belongs to them?
Jakarta Post, 15/01/14, June HL Wong
…all, as Prof Ricky Burdett, head of the Cities Program at the London School of Economics, is quoted by as saying: “I think cities which are totally planned, particularly cities...

Power lunch at No 10
The Cyprus Weekly, 15/01/14
…in the afternoon at Westminster Abbey and give a lecture at the London School of Economics. On Friday, Anastasiades will attend a breakfast meeting with Lord Mayor of the City of London Fiona...

Bob Ward: US Emissions Rise as Shale Gas 'Miracle' Stalls
Huffington Post UK, 15/01/14, Bob Ward
Bob Ward is policy and communications director at the and the at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sandler Training's Storytelling Skills Program the Latest...
PRWeb, 15/01/14
…training offering from Sandler Training in Lone Tree, CO Research from the London School of Economics indicates that retention is 60% to 65% when information is presented in a story versus 5%... 

LSE on TV/radio

Free Thinking
BBC Radio 3, 15/01/14
Professor Conor Gearty in a discussion about what a new British constitution might look like.

LBC Radio, 15/01/14
Radio presenter mentions that he went to the LSE.