Fresh evidence emerged yesterday revealing how saif gaddafi, the son of the libyan leader, plagiarised his phd thesis at the london school of economics one libyan academic drafted in to help saif gaddafi was later rewarded with an ambassador's posting to europe the new details came as a tory. The london school of economics has confirmed it is investigating allegations that colonel gaddafi's son plagiarised his phd thesis saif al-islam studied at the lse from 2003 to 2008, gaining both a master of science degree and a doctorate but allegations have emerged that he used a ghost writer, and copied sections of. The academic authenticity of saif gaddafi's phd thesis, awarded in 2008 - the agreement of a £22 million contract between lse enterprise and libya's economic development board to train libyan civil servants and professionals, £ 15 million of which has been received to date and payment of £20,000. In 2007 the london school of economics confirmed a doctorate of philosophy upon one saif al-islam gaddafi, for a worthy and high-minded thesis on the role of civil society in the democratisation of global governance institutions the author's name may sound familiar this is indeed the same. A remaining mystery about seif al-islam gaddafi's time at the london school of economics is how much of his work was his own the university of london, of which lse is a part, is investigating the award of his doctorate after concerns were raised about whether his phd thesis was his own work.
His dissertation dealt with the role of civil society in reforming global governance and was prominent in his calls for political reform lse was later condemned for having sought a relationship with the libyan regime, namely for accepting saif al- islam as a student, who had signed an agreement for a $24m. It's been a known fact in academic circles for quite some time that saif gaddafi's thesis at the london school of economics contains many instances of plagiarism (see: saif al-islam gaddafi thesis wiki) it had been also always assumed that the degree was awarded in part as quid-pro-quo for the gaddafis. Before he joined libya's slaughter, gaddafi's son saif was celebrated by westerners as a liberal reformer judith miller on how he used money to fool his english was fluent, his manner easy he spoke of civil society and democracy , the subject of his doctoral thesis at the london school of economics. Sir howard davies stepped down saying it had been a mistake to accept £ 300,000 research funding from a foundation controlled by muammar gaddafi's son, saif gaddafi he said he made a “personal error of judgement” in travelling to libya to advise the regime an investigation has been launched into.
As a longtime advisor to saif al-qaddafi, benjamin barber knows him just about as well as any western intellectual but if you want to ask what do i think happened — why did saif, a guy who spent seven years writing a doctoral dissertation and two books, working as a reformer at considerable personal. In 2008, saif al-islam gaddafi was awarded a phd from the london school of economics, for a thesis entitled the role of civil society in the democratisation of global governance institutions: from 'soft power' to collective decision-making examined by meghnad desai (london school of economics) and anthony mcgrew. Saif al-islam qaddafi, the second son of the libyan leader muammar qaddafi, wrote a doctoral thesis on justice and democracy and cultivated influential friends in the west, by ben stansall/afp/getty images i the son late on the night of sunday, february 20, saif al-islam qaddafi, a putative reformer.
The report also says that saif al-islam gaddafi duped his academic supervisors by receiving extensive outside help in preparing his phd thesis it says he was admitted to study at the lse's philosophy department in 2003 because of an idealism factor that he might improve libya - even though he had. For an informative overview of concerns of the libyan people in the aftermath of the uprising against gaddafi see hilsum (2012) phd theses on libyan law are also frequently written in french, but we could rarely find phd theses gaddafi's heir, saif al-islam, and his closest associ- ate abdullah sanusi.
Held, professor david lse government department co-director, former centre for global governance commented on two chapters of saif gaddafi's phd thesis joffé, professor george affiliated lecturer at the department of politics and international studies, university of cambridge formerly deputy director. Education and career edit in 1994, saif al-islam graduated with a bsc in engineering science from tripoli's al fateh university, gained an mba from vienna's imadec university in 2000 and phd from london school of economics in 2008, awarded for a thesis entitled the role of civil society in the democratisation of. Colonel gaddafi's son was given help with his 'dodgy' phd thesis by britain's ambassador to the united states last night's extraordinary revelation provides further evidence of the close links between the blair government and the libyan tyrant's murderous regime his son saif, 38, has become notorious. No one at this stage had said there were problems of authorship or plagiarism with the thesis it was only after bullets started flying in libya that his thesis was subjected to an online investigation for plagiarism, and gaddafi was found to have cheated nor had anyone until then objected to the lse receiving.
The new evidence, which will further tarnish the former prime minister's image following his dealings with libya, shows that he helped saif al–islam gaddafi on his allegedly plagiarised phd thesis other documents discovered in tripoli apparently indicate that mi5 traded information with their libyan. Read cnn's fast facts on saif al-islam gadhafi and learn more about the second son of late libyan leader moammar gadhafi wrote his phd thesis on the role of civil society in the democratization of global governance institutions there are allegations that parts of the thesis were plagiarized.