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List of London School of Economics people

This list of London School of Economics people includes notable alumni, non-graduates, professors and administrators affiliated with the London School of Economics and Political Science. This includes 34 past or present heads of state, as well as 18 Nobel laureates.[1]

Heads of state or government

Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, from 1968 to 1979, and from 1980 to 1984
State Leader Affiliation Office
Barbados Errol Walton Barrow (1920–1987) BSc (Econ) 1950 Prime minister 1962-1966; 1966–1976; 1986–1987
Bulgaria Sergey Stanishev (b. 1966) Visiting Fellow International Relations 1999-2000 Prime minister 2005–2009
Canada Pierre Trudeau (1919–2000) Research Fee Student 1947-1948 Prime minister 1968-1979; 1980–1984
 Canada Kim Campbell (b. 1947) PhD student 1973 Prime minister June–November 1993
Colombia Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo Occasional Registration 1932-1933 President 1934-1938, 1942–1945
 Colombia Juan Manuel Santos MSc Economics 1975 President 2010-
 Costa Rica Óscar Arias (b. 1941) Enrolled 1967 President 1986–1990, 2006–2010
Denmark HM Queen Margrethe II (b. 1940) Occasional student 1965 Queen 1972-
Dominica Dame Eugenia Charles LLM 1949 Prime minister 1980-1995
EU Romano Prodi (b. 1939) Research Fee Student 1962-1963 President of the European Commission 1999-2004;
Fiji Sir Kamisese Mara (1920–2004) Diploma Econ & Social Admin 1962 Prime minister 1970-1992; President 1994-2000
Finland Alexander Stubb (b. 1968) PhD International Politics 1999 Prime minister 2014-
Germany Heinrich Brüning BSc Economics Student 1911-1913 Chancellor 1930-32
Ghana Kwame Nkrumah (1909–1972) PhD 1946 First president 1960-1966
 Ghana Hilla Limann (1934–1998) BSc (Econ) 1960 President 1979-1981
 Ghana John Atta Mills (b. 1944) LLM 1967-68 President 2009
 Gibraltar Joe Bossano (b. 1939) BSc Economics circa 1960 Chief minister 1988-1996
Greece George Papandreou (b. 1952) MSc Sociology 1977 Prime minister 2009-2011
 Greece Constantine Simitis (b. 1936) Research Fee Student 1961-1963 Prime minister 1996-2004
 Grenada Maurice Bishop (1943–1983) LLB circa 1967/1968 Prime minister 1979-1983
 Guyana Forbes Burnham (1923–1985) LLB 1948 Prime minister 1964-1980, President 1980-1985
India K.R. Narayanan (1921–2005) BSc (Econ) 1945-1948 President 1997-2002
Israel Moshe Sharett (1894–1965) BSc (Econ) 1924 Prime minister 1953-1955
Italy Romano Prodi (b. 1939) Research Fee Student 1962-1963 Prime minister 1996-1998; 2006–2008
Jamaica Michael Manley (1924–1997) BSc (Econ) 1949 Prime minister 1972-1980; 1989–1992
 Jamaica P J Patterson LLB 1963 Premier 1992-2006
Japan Takahashi Korekiyo (1854–1936) Course unknown Prime minister 1920-22; 1932
Japan Tsutomu Hata (b. 1935) Course unknown Prime Minister 1994
Japan Taro Aso (b. 1940) Occasional Student 1966 Prime minister 2008-2009
Kenya Jomo Kenyatta (1891–1978) ADA 1936 First president 1964-1978
 Kenya Mwai Kibaki (b. 1931) BSc Economics 1959 President 2002-2013
Kiribati Anote Tong (b. 1952) MSc Sea-Use Group 1988 President 2003-
Libya Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (b 1972) PhD 2006 Effective Prime Minister, 2007–2011
Malaysia Tuanku Jaafar (1922–2008) Course unknown Yang di-Pertuan Agong (elected monarch) 1994–1999
Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900–1985) Attended lectures whilst studying at University College London Chief Minister 1961-1968, Prime minister 1968-1982, Governor-General 1983-1985
Mauritius Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo (1920–2000) LLB 1948 First President of Mauritius March–June 1992
 Mauritius Navinchandra Ramgoolam (b. 1947) LLB 1990 Prime minister 1995-2000; 2005-
Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba (b. 1943) Research Student International Relations 1988-1989 Prime minister 1995-1997; 2001–2003; 2004–2005
Panama Harmodio Arias (1886–1962) Occasional Student, 1909–1911 President 1932-1936
Peru Pedro Gerardo Beltran Espanto (1897–1979) BSc (Econ) 1918 Prime minister 1959-1961
 Peru Beatriz Merino (b. 1947) LLM 1972 Prime minister 2003
Poland Edward Szczepanik (1915–2005) MSc Economics 1953 Prime minister of government in exile 1986–1990
Poland Marek Belka (b. 1952) Summer School 1990 Prime minister 2004-05
Quebec Jacques Parizeau (b. 1966) PhD before circa 1960 Premier of province 1994-1995
Rwanda Paul Kagame (b. 1957) Course unknown President 2000-
Sierra Leone Banja Tejan-Sie (1917–2000) LLB circa 1950 Governor-General 1968-1971
Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1923) Occasional student after circa 1945 Prime minister 1959-1990
Singapore Goh Keng Swee (1918–2010) BSc Economics 1951; PhD Economics 1956 Deputy prime minister 1959-84
Saint Lucia John Compton (b. 1926) LLB 1952 Premier 1964-1979; Prime minister February–July 1979 & 1982-1996
Taiwan Yu Kuo-Hwa (1914–2000) Composition fee student 1947-1949 Premier 1984-1989
 Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (b. 1956) PhD Law 1984 Vice-premier 2006-
Thailand Tanin Kraivixien (b. 1927) LLB 1953 Prime minister 1976-1977
Togo Sylvanus Olympio (b. 1902–1963) BSc Economics Prime minister of Togo 1958–1961, first President 1961–1963
United Kingdom Clement Attlee (1883–1967) Lecturer in social science and administration, 1912–1923 Prime minister 1945–1951
United States John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) General Course student 1935 President 1961-1963

Nobel laureates

Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist Nobel laureate
Founders and professors

Guy Medal recipients



Economic historians

Employment relations & management


Human geography

International relations




Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher and professor at LSE

Political scientists


Lord Anthony Giddens, current Emeritus Professor at LSE

Social anthropology

Bronislaw Malinowski, eminent anthropologist and functionalist

Social policy analysts and workers

Lord William Beveridge, the author of the Beveridge Report and former Director of LSE

Social psychology


Government and politics

United Kingdom

Ed Miliband, current leader of the Labour Party

United States


Latin America and the Caribbean




Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, First Law Minister of India and architect of Indian Constitution

Australia and New Zealand

Middle East

International organisations and ambassadors

Arts and media

Film and music

Television and radio

Authors and journalists

Business and finance

George Soros, billionaire
Yevhenia Tymoshenko, entrepreneur

Lawyers and judges

Cherie Booth QC, wife of Prime Minister Tony Blair

NGOs, charities and pressure groups


Law Enforcement



Founders of LSE

George Bernard Shaw, one of the founders of the LSE and Nobel laureate

(Some are depicted in the Fabian Window)


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