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Statement on LSESU Palestinian Society and Feminist Society Event

LSE has been made aware of a number of comments, reportedly made during an event organised by the LSESU Palestine Society and LSESU Feminist Society on Tuesday 27 January.

Houghton StreetThe School is committed to free speech and academic debate but we are clear that this must be within the law and according to the School’s desire to cultivate an environment of mutual respect and foster good campus relations. LSE does not tolerate abuse, harassment, or speech which breaks the law.

Most of the comments highlighted were made by speakers not affiliated with the School, with two comments attributed to the Chair, who is an LSE research fellow.

LSE’s Students’ Union and its more than 200 societies organise a rich variety of events. Student-organised events of course do not represent the official views or priorities of the School. However, we trust our Students’ Union to investigate whether there has been a breach of rules.

The School is also conducting its own investigation and will take appropriate steps wherever necessary.

30 January 2015