Firoz Lalji, an alumna of the London School of Economic (LSE), and his family have made a commitment of $35m to LSE to create the Firoz Lalji Global Hub, which will enhance the School’s world-leading events and extended education programmes on campus, online, and around the world.
The Firoz Lalji Global Hub, on the site of 35 Lincoln’s Inn Fields (35 LIF), will create a digital environment that builds upon and advances LSE’s founding purpose “to know the causes of things for the betterment of society” through world-class social sciences teaching and learning, research and external engagement.
The flagship centre for in-person extended education delivery, public events and conferences, and data science labs and much-needed space for academic departments, the Global Hub will also be the digital nexus from which blended delivery of events, training and sharing of knowledge can be delivered online and around the world.
In recognition of this leadership gift to LSE through our Shaping the World Campaign, the Global Hub will carry Firoz Lalji’s name. The gift, through the Lalji Family Foundation, takes Mr Lalji’s support of LSE to over USD$50m, the largest alumni gift commitment in the School’s history.
Mr Lalji has maintained an enduring connection to LSE since graduating in 1969, characterised by his and wife Najma’s generous support for the School. He is donor and founder of the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa and associated Programme for African Leadership, Chair of LSE’s North American Advisory Board, and was appointed as an inaugural Shaping the World Campaign Co-Chair.
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