Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 4, 2011
The son of the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has been expelled from his MBA program.
Bloomberg News is reporting that one of Qaddafi’s sons, Khamis Qaddafi, has been expelled from Madrid’s IE Business School. Qaddafi, 27, has been enrolled in IE’s international MBA program since April 2010 and was expelled because of “his links to the attacks against the Libyan population,” a spokeswoman for the school told Bloomberg.
Quoting a spokesman for rebel forces, Colonel Abdullah Al Mahdi, Al Jazeera television reported today that 6,000 people were killed when forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi used violence to quell a rebellion. Khamis Qaddafi is leading an elite brigade against the rebels, the Associated Press reported on March 1.
This isn’t the first time a Qaddafi progeny has landed in hot water—in fact it isn’t even the first time this week. On Wednesday, Sky News reported that another son, Saif Qaddafi, is being investigated by the London School of Economics over claims that he plagiarized material for his PhD thesis and employed a ghost writer. Saif Qaddafi studied at LSE between 2003 and 2008.
The economics blog Marginal Revolution posted a link to Saif Qaddafi’s dissertation, although it’s unclear if this is the same research he’s been accused of plagiarizing. Irony alert: It analyzes the problem of “how to create more just and democratic global governing institutions.”