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Political scientist Simon Hix has been announced as the inaugural Harold Laski Chair at the London School of Economics. LSE created the chair to commemorate its former professor and one of Britain's most prominent socialists. Professor Hix, an LSE alumnus and employee for nearly two decades, has authored more than 50 articles in top international journals in political science and written seven books. He said: "It is a great honour to hold the chair. I have tried throughout my academic career to make my teaching and research relevant to politics and policymakers, and I hope that I can continue to do so in this new role, keeping alive Laski's legacy at LSE."

Lesley Thompson, currently programme director at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, has been appointed director of academic and government strategic alliances at Elsevier. …

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