Amid Scandal on Libya, Director of London School of Economics Quits

March 4, 2011

Howard Davies has resigned as director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, amid a growing scandal over the school's ties to Libya, Times Higher Education reported. The school's governing council has started an inquiry into the Libya ties, which were nurtured by Saif Gaddafi, who received a Ph.D. from the school and is the son of the country's ruler. Elements of the scandal include allegations of plagiarism in Saif Gaddafi's dissertation, accepting money tied to Libya's government in return for providing advice and training, and a failure until recently to disclose the nature of the relationships.

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