London School Of Economics And Political Science

Discover the notable alumni of London School Of Economics And Political Science. The list includes people like China Miéville, Jon Ossoff, Christiana Figueres, Ed Miliband & Michael Lewis. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, intellectuals & academics, miscellaneous, lawyers & judges and film & theater personalities etc.
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 1 
Valerie Plame
(Writer)
Valerie Plame
21
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
 2 
Tamara Ecclestone
(Model)
Tamara Ecclestone
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Michael Lewis
(Journalists)
Michael Lewis
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 4 
Ed Miliband
(Politician)
Ed Miliband
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fitzrovia, London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Omar Sharif Jr.
(Actor, Model)
Omar Sharif Jr.
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Jon Ossoff
(Politician)
Jon Ossoff
24
Birthdate: February 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 7 
Céline Buckens
(Actress)
Céline Buckens
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
 8 
Tarō Asō
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Japan (2012 - 2021))
Tarō Asō
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan

The current Japanese deputy prime minister and finance minister Taro Aso has also previously led the country as its prime minister. The Stanford alumnus is known for making controversial and racist statements. He also gained the nickname His Excellency Rozen for his love for the manga series Rozen Maiden.

 9 
Natasha Bertrand
(American Journalist)
Natasha Bertrand
7
Birthdate: May 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Daron Acemoglu
(Economist, Writer)
Daron Acemoglu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 11 
George Akerlof
(Economist)
George Akerlof
1
Birthdate: June 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 12 
Bernard Levin
(Journalist)
Bernard Levin
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 7, 2004
 13 
Christiana Figueres
(Diplomat)
Christiana Figueres
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
 14 
Lina Lazaar
(Art critic, Writer)
Lina Lazaar
2
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 15 
Lionel Robbins
(British Economist Known for His Work 'An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science')
Lionel Robbins
0
Birthdate: November 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sipson, Middlesex, England
Died: May 15, 1984

A leading free-market and neoclassical economist, Lionel Charles Robbins, or Baron Robbins, was known for his association with the London School of Economics. The son of a farmer, he trained to fight at World War I but went back home wounded. He also laid down his own definition of economics.

 16 
Park Won-soon
(Politician)
Park Won-soon
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Changnyeong County Changnyeong, First Republic of Korea South Korea
Died: July 9, 2020
 17 
Urjit Patel
(24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2016 -2018))
Urjit Patel
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Urjit Patel is an Indian economist. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. In 2018, he resigned stating personal reasons. He also became the fifth governor to have resigned before the completion of his term. Urjit Patel is the recipient of Yale University’s Wilbur Cross Medal. 

 18 
Azalina Othman Said
(Politician)
Azalina Othman Said
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Azalina Othman Said is a Malaysian politician who has held several ministerial roles, such as the Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Tourism, and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. From 2001 to 2004, Azalina Othman Said was the first person to hold the office of the Women's Youth Chief of United Malays National Organisation.

 19 
Eric Kaufmann
(Political scientist, Professor, Writer)
Eric Kaufmann
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 20 
Sylvia Anderson
(Television producer)
Sylvia Anderson
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: March 15, 2016
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 21 
Shridath Ramphal
(2nd Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations)
Shridath Ramphal
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Amsterdam, Guyana
 22 
Siddharth Varadarajan
(Indian Journalist and Founding Editor of 'The Wire')
Siddharth Varadarajan
0
Birthdate: April 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: India

The founding editor of The Wire and the former editor of The Hindu, Siddharth Varadarajan was educated at the elite LSE and Columbia University. He has also received the Shorenstein Journalism Award, among other honors, and has held faculty positions at the New York University and the University of California, Berkeley.

 23 
Ben Rattray
(Business person)
Ben Rattray
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
 24 
Kurt Kreuger
(Actor)
Kurt Kreuger
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Michendorf, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
Died: July 12, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Vilém Flusser
(Philosopher, Writer & Journalist)
Vilém Flusser
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: November 27, 1991

Vilém Flusser was a Czech-born Brazilian philosopher and writer. Born into a family of Jewish intellectuals, he enrolled at the Juridical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. Most of his family was killed during the Holocaust. He survived and went on to pursue an academic career. He wrote many books, including the vastly popular Towards a Philosophy of Photography. 

 26 
Gita Gutawa
(Actress, Singer)
Gita Gutawa
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 27 
Paul Sweezy
(Economist)
Paul Sweezy
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York,United States
Died: February 27, 2004
 28 
Hartley Shawcross
(Barrister)
Hartley Shawcross
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Giessen, Germany
Died: July 10, 2003
 29 
Álvaro Vargas Llosa
(Peruvian-Spanish Journalist, Author, and Political Commentator)
Álvaro Vargas Llosa
0
Birthdate: March 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Peruvian-Spanish author and political commentator Álvaro Vargas Llosa has also been a columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group and a successful TV journalist. Known for his book Liberty for Latin America, he has also won awards for his defense of freedom and has lectured on economic and political topics worldwide.

 30 
Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre
(Peruvian Politician Who Served as the President of the Constituent Assembly)
Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru
Died: August 2, 1979

Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre was a Peruvian politician, author, and philosopher. He is best remembered for founding a popular political party named the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance. Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre is also remembered for his service as the President of the Constituent Assembly from 28 July 1978 to 13 July 1979.

 31 
Julia Ebner
(Researcher)
Julia Ebner
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
 32 
Fei Xiaotong
(Anthropologist)
Fei Xiaotong
0
Birthdate: November 2, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wujiang District, Suzhou, China
Died: April 24, 2005
 33 
Huw Wheldon
(Executive)
Huw Wheldon
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Wales
Died: March 14, 1986
 34 
Steffen Seibert
(Politician)
Steffen Seibert
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany
 35 
Nobuyuki Idei
(Former CEO and Chairman of 'Sony Corporation')
Nobuyuki Idei
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seijo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 2, 2022

Former chairman and chief executive of Sony, Nobuyuki Idei also served on the board of companies such as General Motors, Accenture, and Nestlé. He switched Sony’s focus from stand-alone electronic devices to interconnected devices that used the internet or could be connected to mobile phones. He later helmed a management consultancy.

 36 
Raymond Firth
(New Zealand Ethnologist Known for His Research on the Maori and Other Peoples of Oceania and Southeast Asia)
Raymond Firth
1
Birthdate: March 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: February 22, 2002

Raymond Firth was a New Zealand ethnologist who is credited with creating a form of British economic anthropology. He also served at the London School of Economics as a Professor of Anthropology and his ethnographic work is greatly respected. Over the course of his illustrious career, Raymond Firth was honored with several prestigious awards, including the Viking Fund Medal.

 37 
Princess Badiya bint Hassan
(Princess)
Princess Badiya bint Hassan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
 38 
Reem Kassis
(Writer)
Reem Kassis
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem
 39 
Fariborz Raisdana
(Well-Known Leftwing Economist, Author, and Member of the Iranian Writer’s Association)
Fariborz Raisdana
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: March 16, 2020

Fariborz Raisdana was an Iranian economist, socialist, and activist. He was also a professor and a member of the Iranian Writers' Association. After graduating from The London School of Economics, he embarked on an academic career. He criticized the Iranian subsidy reform plan in an interview with BBC Persian and was arrested because of this. 

 40 
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
(Zimbabwean Political Scientist and Former Senior Advisor)
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
 41 
Meyer Fortes
(South African Anthropologist Best Known for His Work Among the Tallensi and Ashanti in Ghana)
Meyer Fortes
0
Birthdate: April 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Britstown, Cape Colony, South Africa
Died: January 27, 1983

British social anthropologist Meyer Fortes had initially studied psychology before conducting his extensive research among the local tribes such as the Tallensi and the Ashanti of Ghana. He also taught at institutes such as Oxford and LSE and penned books such as Oedipus and Job in West African Religion.

 42 
Beatriz Merino
(The First Female Politician to Serve as Peru's Prime Minister)
Beatriz Merino
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Beatriz Merino is a Peruvian lawyer, politician, and academic. She is best known for her service as the Prime Minister of Peru in 2003. She is the first female politician to serve as Peru's prime minister. Merino also served as the Public Defender of Peru from 2005 to 2011. She is currently serving as the President of César Vallejo University.

 43 
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
(Politician)
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
 44 
Mitchell Sharp
(Former Minister of Finance of Canada)
Mitchell Sharp
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: March 19, 2004

Canadian economist and LSE alumnus Mitchell William Sharp had begun his career as a writer and had later held several government and private posts. He had been the finance minister and the secretary for state for external affairs, too. His many awards include the Order of Canada.

 45 
Louis Rasminsky
(Banker)
Louis Rasminsky
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 15, 1998
 46 
Carolina Coto Segnini
(Costa Rican Model and Actress)
Carolina Coto Segnini
0
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
 47 
Godfrey Wilson
(British Anthropologist)
Godfrey Wilson
0
Birthdate: 1908 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: May 19, 1944
British anthropologist Godfrey Wilson was appointed the first director of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute in Northern Rhodesia in  1938. Wilson, along with his wife, worked to analyse the economic and social changes occurring in the British colonies of Tanganyika Territory, Northern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland. In 1942, Wilson joined the South African Medical Corps, where he served in North Africa. 
 48 
Elham Al Qasim
(Explorer)
Elham Al Qasim
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dubai, United Arab Emirates