Costas Simitis to receive honorary fellowship from LSE

Greece's former socialist prime minister Costas Simitis will be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at a ceremony on 8 December in Athens, the university announced.

"The former Prime Minister of Greece and LSE alumnus will be recognised for his exemplary contributions to society," LSE said in a press release on Thursday.

"With the award of Honorary Fellow, Dr. Simitis will join the ranks of those celebrated by LSE for their outstanding contributions to the School and its global community by going above and beyond reasonable expectations over a sustained period of time," it added.

Among those recognised with this distinguished award are the Rt Hon Lord Beveridge, Professor Sir Karl Popper, Sir Arthur Lewis, Professor Amartya Sen and Professor Friedrich Hayek.

Simitis became prime minister of Greece...

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