Academics and Libya

It has come out recently that many well-known academics were involved in activities designed to improve Libya’s image. Funded by the Monitor Group, a consulting firm founded by Harvard Business School Professors in the early 1980s, the academics involved included Anthony Giddens, Nicholas Negroponte, and Francis Fukayama. The furor over the Monitor Group’s ties to Libya has already resulted in the resignation of the head of the London School of Economics. Activities conducted by academics included writing a book proposal containing glowing prose regarding Libya to helping Gaddafi’s son with his PhD dissertation. More information can be found in the Boston Globe article.

Posted on 2011-03-04 20:49:55

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