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Thought Leadership

Professor Mike Savage, co-director LSE International Inequalities Institute, Martin White Professor of Sociology and Head of Department of Sociology

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

The willingness of our academics to, in the words of former LSE Director Lord Dahrendorf (1929-2009), “pose the questions that no one else dares to ask” ensures that they remain in demand. As advisers to governments, businesses and organisations around the world and experts commenting in the media, they are frequently called upon to provide meaningful, thoughtful interpretation and advice.

Only with your support can we ensure that LSE and its talented faculty continue to work for the public good. You can help to ensure that we remain able to attract and retain the most brilliant minds in the face of fierce global competition.

Join us

Your transformative support will enable the School to bring a new cadre of intellectual talent to LSE and to retain exceptional faculty members who embody LSE’s academic excellence. You can help us to significantly increase our ability to award endowed posts to world-leading faculty by supporting:

Professorships, for new and existing posts, that recognise distinguished, senior faculty members who provide far-sighted academic leadership to the School and who undertake exceptional research and inspirational teaching

Visiting Professorships, awarded through the School’s distinguished Centennial Professorship scheme, that enable the School to benefit from the fresh perspectives of outstanding academics from around the world

Fellowships that recognise exceptional early- and mid-career academics who will stretch the margins of research, inspire new generations through their teaching, and build a solid base for 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

"For a long time the world has turned to LSE for some understanding of each new age."
Bill Clinton, US President (1993-2001), LSE public lecture, December 2001



Endowed chair in action: Professor Paul De Grauwe
Philippe Roman Chair at LSE 

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