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LSE announces its new honorary fellows

LSE has conferred six new honorary fellowships.

Pakistan's high commissioner to the UK Dr Maleeha Lodhi, an LSE graduate and former lecturer, is honoured as are fellow LSE alumni Nitin Desai, former under secretary general of the UN, and Ian Hay Davison CBE, chairman of the Regulatory Council of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Other fellowships mark the achievements and contribution of former LSE staff. Professor Anthony Giddens, who retired as Director of the School in September 2003, receives a fellowship as does Dr Christine Challis OBE, who retired in April 2003 after serving 20 years as the School's secretary and director of administration.

Professor Lord Layard is also made an honorary fellow. He remains director of the Well-Being programme at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, having recently stepped down as director of CEP itself, a post he held for 13 years.

Honorary Fellowships are awarded each year to people who have attained distinction in the arts, science, or public life, or who have rendered outstanding services to the School or its concerns. These six new awards mean the School now has around 140 honorary fellows.

The honorary fellowships will be presented at ceremonies in July 2004.


Contact: Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7582 or email: j.a.higgin@lse.ac.uk| 

27 January 2004