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Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate  
User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Some things you just couldn't make up. Leaving aside the issue of whether young Mr. G. might have his doctorate revoked, the subject matter of his doctorate is of some interest:

"The role of civil society in the democratisation of Global Governance Institutions".

He also did an MA in 2003 in philosophy, policy and social value.

Some people just have no sense of irony.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...-degree-thesis-at-lse-2229620.html

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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2099 times:

Shameless plug for our paper, but we have continuing coverage of the situation in print and online. In fact we were quoted in today's New York Times/Intl Herald Tribune! http://thebeaveronline.co.uk/

Anyway, the love of the Gaddafi's runs deep at LSE. Nobody, not even the Student Union, said a word on the initial 'donations' the family gave to the School. Professor David Held, Saif's mentor and apparent life coach, has always rubbed me the wrong way. I don't think he is a particularly good lecturer nor are his ideas that impressive in my opinion.

Saif also hosted a live video lecture in December (I went to the pub that night out of protest.) that was lauded by all as an important talk by a legitimate leader. For a school with roots in social activism, this is quite the quagmiric situation.

I guess the school figured they named a large lecture hall after a holocaust-denier, so Gaddafi should be fine.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 1):
http://thebeaveronline.co.uk/

I feel like I'd get a virus if I clicked on that link...  


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 2):
I feel like I'd get a virus if I clicked on that link..

Yeah, unfortunate name really. We blame George Bernard Shaw for it, he named and founded the paper...


User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6166 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
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Quoting AF340 (Reply 3):
unfortunate name really

That is nothing. In Troy Michigan there is Big Beaver Road and the exit on I-75 is exit 69.....

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
The role of civil society in the democratisation of Global Governance Institutions

Imagine sitting next to that guy in class! I bet there was some lively discussion.



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Well Sir Howard Davies, the Director of the LSE, has resigned tonight. It happened in an emergency council meeting at 6pm.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...da08e8eb1b42b79c577796fd7c8cba.f71


User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Why does any self-respecting university allow the son of a ruthless dictator to study there? Shame on the LSE.


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User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 6):
Why does any self-respecting university allow the son of a ruthless dictator to study there? Shame on the LSE.

If an applicant meets all the criteria and is deemed eligible for admission, then he should be admitted, seeing as he qualified on his own merits. Shouldn't have to be judged on who he's related to. That's in an ideal world. In real life, I see/read about a lot of royals attending places like LSE, and then I hear them make speeches and I'm like 'how the hell did they get in'. Do their families make a large donation to facilitate the process or what. Even if their parents aren't particularly ruthless dictators, some people shouldn't be admitted if they're not qualified.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6926 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

In this case, listening to him, he seems real good at bullshitting, qualified then ?


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