Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Mu’ammer Gaddafi… has a PhD in governance and international relations from LSE. His links to the institution were cemented in 2009 when he donated £1.5 million to LSE Global Governance – a research centre at the institution.
In a statement issued today, the LSE says it has “reconsidered” its links with Libya in light of the violence in the country.
…LSE Global Governance accepted, with the approval of the school’s council, a grant from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, chaired by Saif-al-Islam Gaddafi. “In current difficult circumstances, the school has decided to stop new activities under that programme,” it says.
Mu’ammer Gaddafi (right) has actually been “Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya” since 1969. But now LSE has decided it’s had enough. Way to set those standards. [Image via]