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LSE professor awarded knighthood

Photograph of Professor Christopher GreenwoodProfessor Christopher Greenwood (pictured), professor of international law at LSE, has been awarded a knighthood for services to public international law in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2009. Professor Anthony Venables and Professor Alan Maynard, both former members of staff at LSE, were also given honours.

Professor Christopher Greenwood has taught at LSE for 12 years and is also a practising barrister who has been a QC since 1999. At the end of this month, Professor Greenwood will be leaving LSE to take up his new position as a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where he will serve a nine year term as one of the court's 15 judges - hearing cases that range from territorial disputes and allegations of racial discrimination to issues of genocide and environmental protection.

Professor Alan Maynard, a former professor at LSE, received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for services to the NHS.

Professor Anthony Venables was also awarded a CBE. Professor Venables is now an associate in the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE but is based at Oxford University.

The following alumni also received honours this year:

  • Robert Austin, OBE, (BSc Econ - 1968) for services to education
  • Valerie Bennett, OBE, (Diploma in Social Administration - 1964) for voluntary service to the community in Whatlington, East Sussex
  • Thomas Clark, CBE, (MSc Economics - 1976) for services to central banking
  • Lucy de Groot, CBE, (Diploma in Social Administration - 1974) for services to local government
  • Professor Duncan Gallie, CBE, (MSc Sociology - 1969) for services to social science
  • Patrick Gray, OBE, (MSc Industrial Relations - 1981) for services to British nuclear non-proliferation initiatives in Russia and the Commonwealth Independent States
  • Hugh Harris, CBE, (occasional student - 1973) for voluntary service to community relations in the City of London
  • His Honour Judge Goolam Meeran, Knight Bachelor, (MSc Social Psychology - 1970) for services to the administration of justice
  • Nicholas Partridge, Knight Bachelor, (MSc Voluntary Sector Organisation - 1989) for services to healthcare

The School would like to congratulate everyone who was awarded this year.

Click here for the full list of the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2009

Contact: Nicole Gallivan, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7060, pressoffice@lse.ac.uk

7 January 2009