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Thought leadership

At the heart of LSE are the talented faculty who educate future leaders and work to develop solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by society.

Your support can help us to ensure that LSE and its talented faculty continue to work for the public good.

The willingness of our academics to, in the words of former LSE Director Lord Dahrendorf, “pose the questions that no one else dares ask” ensures that they are frequently called upon to provide meaningful and thoughtful comment and interpretation, and expert analysis and advice.

Your support helps to ensure that LSE’s talented faculty can continue to work for the public good. In the face of fierce global competition for the best academics, you can help us to bring a new cadre of intellectual talent to LSE and to retain the exceptional faculty members who already embody LSE’s academic excellence.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about the impact of gifts towards:

  • Professorships for new and existing posts to recognise the distinguished senior faculty who provide far-sighted leadership and undertake exceptional research and inspirational teaching
  • Visiting Professorships that enable the School to benefit from the fresh perspectives of outstanding academics and practitioners from around the world
  • Fellowships that recognise exceptional early- and mid-career faculty who stretch the margins of research, inspire new generations through their teaching and shore up the School’s future intellectual standing
One of my teachers at LSE, Margaret Mead, told me and my classmates to 'never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.' I have remained inspired by her words.

Firoz Lalji (BSc Economics 1969), LSE Benefactor