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LSE SEAC Director Danny Quah on BBC World News

Danny Quah, Director of LSE Southeast Asia and Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE, appeared on BBC World News with Yalda Hakim to discuss "Beijing's proposal for Electoral Reform - Hong Kong's Legislative Council decides", on 17th June 2015 at 2.00pm. Watch the interview here.

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LSE SEAC Welcomes Lucy Zhu - Visiting Research Student this summer!

Lucy is a 2015 graduate of Wellesley College in Boston, USA, where she studied economics. Besides completing a diverse liberal arts curriculum at Wellesley, she has also taken courses at MIT Sloan School of Management and spent a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh.


Khattar Masters Scholarship - 2015/16

LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre is delighted to announce that applications are open for the Khattar Scholarship. One award of £33,000 is available for a student from a South East Asian country who has an offer for any taught masters programme in 2015/16.


We're hiring! LSE SEAC Graduate Internship Programme

The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Graduate Intern to assist on a combination of specific projects (a large workshop and a lecture series), and on the Centre as a whole: specific events, Centre administration, web management, and communications. To be considered for this role, you need to have graduated from LSE in the past year and be available for an immediate start.

This is a paid and temporary for a duration of 9 months. More here.


Dealing with China - In Conversation with Hank Paulson

On Monday 11th May, Mr Paulson, 74th Secretary of the Treasury and former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, talked about his new book, Dealing with China which takes readers behind closed doors to the future of China's state-controlled capitalism, in conversation with Lionel Barber.


LSE SEAC Participated in LSE Literary Festival 2015 - Foundations

The LSE Literary Festival took place from Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th February. The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre participated on Saturday 28th February, Rebellion and Foundation: Southeast Asia, the UK and 50 years of development. Podcast of this panel discussion is now available online here.


LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia launch

We were delighted to host Dato Sri Nazir Razak for our inaugural lecture on 28th January 2015, AEC 2015: A Perspective from Business. If you were unable to attend this public event, a podcast is now available online here.


Browse our past event here where you will find podcast, Storify slideshows and much more!


Malaysia: Losing glitter by 2017 - The Star Online
I "In 2017 Malaysia hosts the SEA Games. But will we disgrace ourselves?" Centre Associate, Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid tackles in his latest contribution for the Star Online. "It is best not to host the SEA Games if we embarass ourselves by making a fuss over the outfits athletes wear."

Community-building calls for humanitarian action
Centre Associate, Dr Tan Sri Munir Majid writes for The Star Online on the Myanmar refugee crisis: "It is surreal, is it not, that here we are talking about an Asean community, and yet are unable to address in concert the wave of Rohingya refugees arriving in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand from the Arakan coast of Myanmar, or are being turned back into the Andaman Sea to suffer an uncertain fate."

3 things Asean Summit Must Act On
Ahead of the ASEAN Summit, LSE SEAC Associate, Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid writes for The Star Online on three urgent matters that need to be addressed. He also made a presentation on behalf of the Asean Business Advisory Council, which he chairs, to the Asean Heads of State and Government at the 26th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 27th April.

Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid - AEC needs financial lifeblood
"While actualisation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is concentrated on non-tariff barriers and measures (NTBs, NTMs) which frustrate the effort, insufficient attention has been paid to how insufficient progress in financial services integration is weighing it down." Read the entire article here.

A year of eye-catching statistical landscapes - The Economist
Prof Danny Quah, LSE SEAC Director, has been ranked number two in The Economist's eye-catching statistical landmarks of 2015, for his work looking at the world's economic centre of gravity from 1980-2050. The article explains: "Professor Danny Quah has calculated the world’s economic centre of gravity and reckons that, thanks to Asia’s rise, over the 70 years from 1980 to 2050 it will move eastwards from the mid-Atlantic all the way to somewhere between India and China. By 2015, the halfway point on this great journey, it will have reached the city of Bandar-e Mahshahr, in Iran, on the north-eastern tip of the Persian Gulf."