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LSE e Gaddafi … Quem Diria … – Parte II

Agora que a informação sobre o “financiamento” de Gaddafi se tornou pública, o diretor da London School of Economics (LSE) teve que demitir-se imediatamente:

“Sir Howard Davies resigned after fresh revelations that the institution had been involved in a deal worth £2.2m to train hundreds of young Libyans to become part of the country’s future elite. An independent inquiry headed by Lord Woolf, a former lord chief justice, will examine the LSE’s relationship with Libya and with Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam. It will also establish guidelines for international donations to the university.

Que coisa, a LSE formando a “elite” da Líbia. Até o Fukuyama (!!) estava no páreo:

His resignation came as a US consultancy admitted mishandling a multimillion dollar contract with Libya to sanitise Gaddafi’s reputation in the west. Monitor Group, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, organised for academics and policymakers from the US and UK to travel to Tripoli to meet the Libyan despot between 2006 and 2008, as part of a $3m (£1.8m) contract. They included Francis Fukuyama, professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and author of The End of History and The Last Man, as well as Richard Perle, a prominent neocon who advised the Bush presidency on the Middle East.  The LSE’s reputation has taken a battering over links with the Libyan regime, which include a donation of £1.5m from a charitable foundation run by Saif, who studied at the LSE. The donation was used to set up a north Africa research programme. This was suspended last week.” (The Guardian)

O Lord Desai teve que “desculpar-se” dizendo que não tem nenhuma culpa no caso:

“Late on Thursday, Sir Howard Davies resigned as director of the LSE. He admitted to an error of judgment on his part when the LSE agreed to train Libyan civil servants in return for £2.2m and in accepting an advisory position with the Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund.” (The Guardian)

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