Leadership: what does it mean to you?

Leadership: what does it mean to you?

What does leadership mean to LSE alumni? Here are just a few thoughts.   Collaborative leadership models, not hierarchies Anson Au, MSc Social Research Methods, 2016 Leadership is seen as the ability of a person or organization to guide others. In the age of Trump, Brexit, and the global rise of the Far-right, we are seemingly confronted by a crisis of leadership. Why have leaders bent on dividing societies gained power in the recent past? The answer suggests it isn’t a lack of poor or trusted leaders that confronts us….

Demystifying Blockchain, Toronto, Feb 7

Demystifying Blockchain, Toronto, Feb 7

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. But what is exactly is blockchain technology? From smart contracts to smart grid energy management, how can it disrupt and transform the foundational building blocks of society ? What are opportunities, concerns, and barriers facing blockchain technology here in Canada? CFLSE-TO Innovation Speaker Series brings together three expert LSE alumni and industry panelists to discuss this: Fred Dionne – CEO and Founder, IVEP Association – Dubtoken Usman Sheikh – Partner, National Head – Blockchain &…

Distinguished alumni: Dr. Minouche Shafik, director of LSE

Distinguished alumni: Dr. Minouche Shafik, director of LSE

We are honoured to feature Dame Minouche Shafik, the new director of LSE, as our distinguished alumni in this issue of Alumni Reflections. Dr. Shafik holds a BSc in economics and politics from the University of Massachusetts, an MSc in economics from LSE, and a DPhil in economics from the University of Oxford.  She worked as a university professor in the United States, and then spent 15 years at the World Bank. She became the youngest vice-president in the history of the Bank at the age of 36. Dr. Shafik…

Distinguished Canadian alumni: Dr. Gregory Marchildon

Distinguished Canadian alumni: Dr. Gregory Marchildon

We are honoured to feature Dr. Gregory Marchildon as our Distinguished LSE alumni in this issue of Alumni Reflections. Dr. Marchildon currently holds the Ontario research chair in health policy and system design with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He has set himself apart in the fields of health, public policy and economic history through a long and productive career, both in academia and public service. In 2001-02, Dr. Marchildon was the executive director of the federal Royal Commission on the Future…

Distinguished Canadian alumni: The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

Distinguished Canadian alumni: The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

From 1970 to 1973, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell pursued three years of graduate work in Soviet Studies at LSE. We are pleased to share her reflections on her program of study at the LSE, what student life was like in London – as well as her advice for current students. Interview by Ryan Khan Edited by Hilary Carter Why did you choose LSE? “I liked the idea of travelling and studying in Britain. The great thing about LSE was it was in the heart of London, where other schools…