About the Speaker:
Dr. James Abdey, Assistant
Professorial Lecturer, Statistics
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr. James Abdey is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Statistics having gained his PhD in 2010 from LSE, he teaches undergraduate courses in mathematical statistics and quantitative methods, as well as elective courses in market research.
Dr. Abdey has been closely involved with LSE's Summer School and the University of London International Programmes for a number of years.
Speaker: Good afternoon, today we have with us Dr. Abdey.
Dr. Abdey: Hello, good afternoon.
Pranav Chetal: How you’re doing sir?
Dr. Abdey: Very well. I’m just coming to the end of my first visit here to the Indian school of Business & Finance. I’ve had a very enjoyable couple of days.
Pranav Chetal: So, I have a couple of questions that I think will help the students who are studying at ISBF as well as the prospective students who will join soon. So, how does the LSE curriculum give me an edge over my peers from other top universities across the world?
Dr. Abdey: There are all academic content which originates from LSE really reinforces at the LSE motto of ‘Rerum cognoscere causas’ which is a Latin for ‘to understand the courses of things’. So, the LSE is one of the world’s eminent social science institutions and we develop courses which do allow students to study our materials to understand, so how the world works and where the world perhaps doesn’t work as well as we would like it to, how we might be able to improve things and improve people’s lives? So, it’s all about developing a student’s mindset such as and when they finish their program of study, they can be the leaders of tomorrow and shapes of the policy direction if they go into the public sector or improve businesses in the private sector to make the world a better place for everyone.