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Asia Research Centre
London School of Economics

10th Floor, Tower Two
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

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The key role of the Asia Research Centre is to be a central hub of the LSE to foster Asia related research and activities across the School.  More about the ARC »
China Development Forum 2015

China Development Forum 2015 – Paths to Modernisation|

This year's forum will reflect on the events of the past years and address China’s pressing issues, including New Normal in Chinese Economy, China's Relations with its Neighbours, New Urbanisation, Soft Power and Social Policy amongst others.

Co-organised with LSESU China Development Society|

Dr Ruth Kattumuri receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Award

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Award|

Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director of the LSE India Observatory and Asia Research Centre, has received the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Award 2014 in recognition of her contributions and dedication to worthy causes and her achievements in keeping the flag of India high.

The Book of Gold Leaves

The Book of Gold Leaves: In conversation with Mirza Waheed|

Acclaimed novelist Mirza Waheed was in conversation with Razia Iqbal, introducing his new novel The Book of Gold Leaves.

Podcast available|

Dr Louise Walker

Kabul: The growth story you don't know|

Dr Louise Walker, Senior Advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan for DFID, discussed how USAID's on-going commitment to Afghanistan can serve as a test case for sustainable, responsible development, enabling Afghanistan to emerge from an era of transition and enter an era of transformation.

Podcast available|

Jagdish Bhagwati

Poverty and the Pope|

Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor at Columbia University and prominent economist, gave the Stamp Memorial Lecture at LSE on Wednesday 19th November.

Professor Motoshige Itoh

Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese Economy|

In this lecture Professor Motoshige Itoh explained the nature of Abenomics, discussing in particular the impact of aggressive monetary policy and the implications of its growth strategy.

Co-organised with STICERD| and Department of Economics|

Podcast available|


|An ongoing series of research and events focused on China


India Observatory|
A centre to foster research and knowledge exchange related to India


|Facilitates social science research on Korea and the understanding of Korea in the context of Asia and the wider world


|Committed to independent, rigorous, and theoretically grounded social scientific research and discussion focused on Taiwan


LSE Research Festival 2015
Submissions now open for this multi-event celebration of social science research at LSE.

UN agrees way forward on climate change – but path is unclear
'Governments took a step back from chaos in the climate change discussions in Lima and found a way forward on Sunday...giving themselves just 12 months to finalise a crucial international agreement to avoid dangerous levels of global warming' writes Lord Stern (The Guardian 14 December 2014)

Climate change to hit Karnataka harder than other states
Experts from LSE India Observatory and IISc amongst others have warned that Karnataka is likely to be more vulnerable to climate change in India than other states (Deccan Herald 8 December 2014)

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China Development Forum 2015 – Paths to Modernisation
7th February 2015 Co-organised with LSESU China Development Society

Financing Local Investments within a Sustainable Development Strategy for China
9th and 10th January 2015 Co-organised with Sun Yat-Sen University

More Events »|