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Chile visit for Professor Giddens

World-renowned sociologist and Third Way thinker Professor Anthony Giddens visits Chile this month.

Professor Giddens is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, the world's leading social science institution, which lists 28 current and former world heads of state among its alumni. LSE currently has 18 Chilean postgraduates studying in London and more than 100 Chilean alumni.

During his two-day visit (Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June), Professor Giddens will be calling on the Chilean President, Mr Ricardo Lagos, meeting with staff from a number of Chilean think tanks, hosting a breakfast meeting at the British Council for the heads of Chilean universities, and speaking at the University of Chile on The Third Way and its Critics.

He said: "LSE has enjoyed excellent links with Chilean institutions over the years and it is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to visit Chile at last. Chilean students tend to be among the most global in outlook and the desire for an international education is very strong."

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To contact Professor Giddens while in Chile, please telephone Tim Rogers, LSE Student Recruitment Manager, at Hotel Plaza San Francisco (telephone 00 56 2 639 3832).

LSE, located in the heart of London, had around 7,000 students, 46 per cent undergraduates and 54 per cent postgraduates, from the UK and more than 130 countries worldwide, studying across 18 academic departments and 32 research centres and institutes. See www.lse.ac.uk| for more information.

22 June 2000

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