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Written by Student Rights on 31 January 2011 at 12pm

Student Rights pose questions on LSE Middle East Centre

The Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics was founded in 2010 and describes itself as a ‘multidisciplinary research centre focusing on modern Middle Eastern cultures, societies, economies and international relations.’

The involvement of Prof. Martha Mundy and Dr. John Chalcraft in the London School of Economics Middle East Centre has been brought to the attention of Student Rights over the past few weeks. 

We have compiled a briefing document to investigate their affiliation to the institution, whether or not they contribute to the goals of the organisation or indeed, hinder its operation.

This document aims to asks the questions and provide recommendations regarding the appointment of these academics and raising the issue of due diligence when universities appoint academics onto management boards such as this, due to the political sensitivities that surround them.

The report is available here