2008

  • Globalisation and Poverty- the Case of Pakistan
    11 December 2008. 3:00-4:30pm. ARC Seminar Room V1009
    Speaker: Dr. Imran S. Chaudhry, Visiting Fellow, ARC
     
  • Successes and Challenges of  China's Food Strategy. Is China a Threat to Global Food Security?
    10 December 2008. 3:00-4:30pm. U8, Tower One, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Ajmal M. Qureshi. Senior Fellow, JFK School of Government, Harvard University
     
  • Tax Reform in India:  Recent Progress
    EVENT CANCELLED. 24 November 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. Room S50, St. Clements, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Partho Shome, HMRC
    Chair: Dr. Ruth Kattumuri
     
  • Economic Insecurity of Indian Households: Evidence from a Recent Survey
    20 November 2008. 6:00-7:30pm. Room H102, Connaught House, Aldwych
    Speaker: Dr. Rajesh Shukla, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi
    Chair: Professor Athar Hussain 
  • ESRC - ICSSR Workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
    17-18 November, New Delhi

    This workshop was organized in New Delhi to bring together invited scholars from the UK and India, to discuss their current research. It explored the potential for developing a collaborative research agenda. Around thirty invited scholars from the UK and from India participated in this workshop. Discussions were organized around the following four themes:
    • Urban Environment Sustainability: Factors driving decision making under conditions of multiple sources of uncertainty; Socio-economic consequences of different policies and strategies.
    • Low Carbon Technologies: Development and transfer of environmental technologies including low carbon technologies, and institutional issues related to financing and decentralization.
    • Adaptation to Climate Change: Water and food security; Institutional barriers to efficient, effective and equitable adaptation; Tools and strategies for adaptation in the public and private sectors
    • Energy policy, sustainability and environmental change: socio-economic, environmental and political implications of alternative energy strategies.
       
  • The Prospects of Democratisation in Afghanistan
    12 November 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Building, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Rangin Dadfur Spanta, Foreign Minister for Afghanistan
    Chair: Prof. Jo Beall.
    Co-hosts: Crisis States Research Centre and ARC 
     
  • Asia's Long Peace: Explanation and Projection
    10 November 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
    Speaker: Prof. Muthiah Alagappa, Centre for Governance and International Affairs, Bristol
    Chair: Prof. John Sidel, LSE
     
  • The Global Democracy Debate: Reflections on the India Experience
    7 November 2008. 2:30-4:00pm. D211, Clement House, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Chandan Sengupta, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
    Chair: Prof. Lord Meghnad Desai, LSE.
     
  • China, America and India: The dragon, the eagle and the elephant - or stone, scissors and paper? 
    6 November 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. New Theatre, East Building, LSE 
    Speaker: Charles Dumas and David Smith
    Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain, LSE
     
  • Economic Agendas in a Global Context: Reflections on the Role of Korea
    Inaugural Korea Foundation-LSE Academic Exchange Programme Public Lecture
    14 October 2008. 6:00pm. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.
    Speaker: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge
    Chair: Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern, LSE 
  • Japan's Grand Strategy
    13 October 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. Tower One, U-8, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Richard Samuels, Centre for International Studies, MIT
    Chair: Prof. John Sidel, LSE
     
  • Tearing the Land Apart- Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand
    9 October 2008. 6:00-7:30pm. H102, Connaught House. LSE
    Speaker: Prof. Duncan  McCargo, University of Leeds
    Chair: Prof. John Sidel, LSE
     
  • The Two Faces of Asia: Bridging the Gap between High Growth Economies and the Poor
    2 October 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.
    Speaker: Mr. Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, Asia Development Bank
    Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain
  • Conference: The Emergence of China and India in the Global Economy.
    3-5 July 2008
    Sponsors: Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the India Observatory, and the Institute for Economic Research (IFO)
  • A forum to debate:  For a Sociology of India
    4 July 2008, S202, Clement House, LSE
  • Electoral Democracy in Plural Societies, - the Indian Experience.
    4 July 2008, D209, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE
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    Speaker: Mr. Navin Chawla, Electoral Commission, Government of India.
    Chair: Lord Meghnad Desai
  • India: Managing Financial Globalisation
    12 May 2008, 6pm. Graham Wallis Room, A550, Old Building, LSE.
    Speaker: Dr. Charles Kramer, IMF
  • The Origins of the Permit-License-Quota Raj in India
    12 May 2008, 6:30pm, G108, 20 Kingsway, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Paul R. Brass, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
  • Communicative Power and Democratic Change. What Role for Global Civil Society in the 21st Century?
    2 May 2008
  • Public Lecture -  Integrated Energy Policy in India: Key to Sustainability
    29 April 2008, 2-3pm, D302, Clement House, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Kirit S. Parikh. Planning Commission, Government of India.
  • Towards a Global Deal on Climate Change
    31 March 2008
    Speaker: Lord Nicholas Stern
    Audience: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the select Committee of Climate Change in India, including Mr P Chidambaram, Finance Minister; Mr Kapil Sibal, Science and Technology Minister, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chairman of Planning Commission, Mr Kirit Parikh, Member of Planning Commission, Mr Nitin Desai, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Energy Research Institute, Mr Nandan Nilekani, CEO Infosys.
  • The Essence of the Manager: The balance between logic and intuition
    26 February 2008
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