The Latest Qaddafi Casualty Is The Head Of The London School Of Economics

Howard Davies

Howard Davies, the director of the London School of Economics, has resigned over the connections between the university and Libya he helped steward while in charge, according to The Guardian.

Davies, who previously worked within the UK government and as a non-executive director at Morgan Stanley, resigned after pressure increased on his position due to money the university accepted from Libya.

The university had received funds worth £1.5 million from Muamar Qadaffi’s sons’ charity foundation, and while they promised to use it to provide scholarships to North African students, it wasn’t enough.

Davies resignation was forced today, after it came to light that there was previously an agreement for 400 Libyans to be groomed at the school to become the country’s new elite.

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