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The LSE Asia Research Centre was disestablished in March 2016 following the creation of several regional Research Centres at LSE focussed on Asia.
The LSE India Observatory is now affiliated with LSE’s STICERD (Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines). Information concerning its work can be found on the LSE India Observatory website.
For information concerning current Southeast Asia related activities at LSE, please visit the LSE Southeast Asia Centre website.
For information concerning current South Asia related activities at LSE, please visit the LSE South Asia Centre website.
Any queries concerning previous activities of the Asia Research Centre may be directed to the former Director Professor Athar Hussain or the former Co-Director Dr Ruth Kattumuri.
The Asia Research Centre’s webpages are currently in a period of transition and will be updated on an on-going basis. Some information on these pages will migrate to other Centres in due course, or form part of LSE’s archive.
The Asia Research Centre expresses its gratitude for the global support shown to it throughout its nearly thirty years of operation.
A More Sustainable Energy Strategy for India
Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Nicholas Stern compared two energy trajectories for India; business-as-usual and a low energy scenario. The speakers assessed the feasibility of the low energy path in terms of the various policy changes needed to make it a reality.
Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute
LSESU China Development Forum 2016 - Navigating Complexity
Since President Xi Jinping’s inauguration, China has seen tremendous changes. The current leadership’s bold moves are almost unprecedented in post-reform Chinese history. Yet old problems persist, new challenges arise. This Forum examined the government’s shifting policy focus, its commitment to ‘deepening reforms’, and China’s vision for its own future.
Global Agenda: COP21 and global warming
Dr Ruth Kattumuri recently participated on a panel discussing what should be done at the UN climate negotiations conference in Paris during December 2015. This event was organised by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London.
The discussion was recorded and is available to watch on NHK World.
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.
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
An ongoing series of research and events focused on China
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
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To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing questionNicholas Stern chaired this talk by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria who addressed one of the most momentous decisions facing Britain in modern times.
Leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social SciencesDr Ruth Kattumuri has been conferred the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
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Dr Ambedkar’s Relevance Today and in the Future16th June 2016 Key Guest Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen. Co-hosted with LSE Inequality and Poverty Programme and The Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations UK
Maximizing the Development Outcome of Remittances: The role of multi-stakeholder approaches16th June 2016 Speakers: Mohit Davar (tbc), Laura Hammond (tbc), Tauhid Pasha, Dilip Ratha and Carlos Vargas-Silva. Co-organised with International Organization for Migration
A More Sustainable Energy Strategy for India14th April 2016 Speakers: Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Nicholas Stern. Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute
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