LSE Directors Reflect

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science

Online public event


Professor Julia Black

Professor Julia Black

Professor Craig Calhoun

Professor Craig Calhoun

Professor Lord Giddens

Professor Lord Giddens

Baroness Shafik

Baroness Shafik


Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

Join us for this special event to celebrate 125 years of the London School of Economics and Political Science. We will be joined by the current director and former directors of LSE. 

Meet our speakers and chair

Julia Black is Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was Pro Director of Research from 2014-19 and Interim Director of LSE from 2016-17.

Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University and Centennial Professor at LSE. He was Director of LSE from 2012 to 2016. 

Anthony Giddens was Director of LSE from 1997-2003. He was educated at the University of Hull and the London School of Economics and Political Science. At LSE, he wrote a dissertation on 'Sport and Society in Contemporary Britain'. He has taught at the University of Leicester and subsequently at Cambridge, where he was Professor of Sociology. 

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE, having studied MSc Economics. 

Michael Cox is Emeritus Professor of International Relations whose most recent work includes an introduction to a centennial edition of J.M. Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace. He is currently working on a new history of LSE entitled, The "School": LSE and the Shaping of the Modern World. 

More about this event

125 years of LSE

It’s our anniversary! Join our celebrations as we explore the past, discover new stories, and impact the future.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSE125 

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