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Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:54 pm

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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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:12 pm

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.
 
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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:10 pm

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

I feel like I'd get a virus if I clicked on that link...  
 
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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:20 am

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...
 
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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:59 am

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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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:36 am

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
 
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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:29 pm

Why does any self-respecting university allow the son of a ruthless dictator to study there? Shame on the LSE.
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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:41 pm

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.
 
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RE: Ghadaffi's Son & LSE Doctorate

Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:16 pm

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