2009

 

  • How China Tackles Climate Change in its Wider Development Agenda
    2 December 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. Sheik Zayed Theatre, NAB, LSE
    Speaker: Ambassador Madam Fu Ying.
    Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge LSE- ARC/DESTIN
    In cooperation with the  Confucius Institute for Business London.
  • Deciding our Future in Copenhagen: will the world rise to the challenge of climate change?
    1 December 2009, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
    Chair: Howard Davies 
     
  • Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm
    9 November 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
    Speaker: Owen Bennett-Jones
    Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

    BBC journalist and LSE alumnus Owen Bennett-Jones presents on the current situation in Pakistan and on Pakistan in the region. 
     
  • Building an Equitable Agreement on Climate Change
    9 November 2009. New Delhi, India
    Speaker: Lord Nicholas Stern

    Organised by ICRIER jointly with MDI and LSE (India Observatory)
    Slides
     
  • Business Model Innovation & Development
    30 October 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE
    Speakers: Mr. Ravi Kant, CEO Tata Motors; Professor Harry Barkema, Innovation Group, LSE Department of Management
    Chair: Dr. Ruth Kattumuri
     
  • Unveiling the Mystery- in Conversation with M.F. Husain. 
    Cancelled due to unexpected travel commitments. 28 October 2009. Sheik Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE. 
     
  • China at 60. Panel discussion looking at China on the 60th anniversary of the PRC, comparing to the 50th and looking ahead to the future
    20 October 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. D502, Clement House, LSE
    Speakers: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor Athar Hussain
     
  • China-UK Relations in a Changing World.
    15 October 2009. 5:00-6:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
    Speaker: Ambassador Ma Zhengang
     
  • Climate Change: The India Business Perspective 
    30 September 2009. 13:00- 14:30. Peacock Theatre
    Keynote Speaker: RK Pachauri, Chair, IPCC & Director General, TERI
    Panellists: Naina Lal Kidwai, Head HSBC, India; Urjit Patel, President (Business Development) Reliance Industries Ltd; Minouche Shafik, Permanent Sec, DFID. Chair: Nick Stern, IG Patel Professor & Director India Observatory, LSE.

    Organised by The LSE India Observatory, HSBC, TERI and the City of London. This event is ticketed. Also see the LSE Conference and Events webpage for details.
  • Green Growth
    24th September 2009, 12.30-1.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
    Speakers: Professor Lord Stern
    Chair: Howard Davies 
     
  • From Charity Relief to Environmental Sustainability: Cross-religious Practices of Sustainability Promoted by Taiwan Tzu Chi.
    14 September 2009. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Seligman Library (A607) Old Building, Dept. Anthropology, LSE
    Speakers: Prof. Yu-Mei Tsai and Ven. De-Yin Shin (General Education Center, Tzu Chi College of Technology). Chair: Dr. Fang-Long Shih, Taiwan Research Programme. For details in English, or in  Chinese.
     
  • Household energy demand in China and sustainable development 
    7 September 2009. 3-4:30pm. ARC seminar room.
    Speaker: Ms. Lu Xing, Peoples University, Beijing, China.
  • Seminar: Appropriate Initiatives by Korean Development NGOs Abroad
    5 August 2009. 3:30-5:00pm. Asia Research Centre Seminar Room
    Speaker: Professor Hyung-Shik Kim, Korea University of International Studies, Korea Foundation Fellow. 
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture:  Climate Change, Internationalism and India in the 21st Century
    15 July 2009. 1830-1930. Chatham House, London.
    Speaker: Professor Lord Stern
     
  • Seminar: Organised Crime and Youth in Mumbai: A Developmental Perspective
    12 July 2009. U101, Tower 1, LSE   
    Speaker: Dr Sumita Sarkar, Sir Ratan Tata Fellow, Asia Research Centre, LSE. Discussant: Dr. Kate O'Brien, University of Kent
     
  • Chinese Legal Reform in the 1990's and the 1070's: Insights from History?
    29 June 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. H216, Connaught House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Billy Kee-long So, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Chair: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Dept. of Anthropology, LSE
     
  • Pakistan: A New Taliban Homeland? 
    11 June 2009. 6:00- 7:30pm. B212, Columbia House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Zahid Hussain, journalist and author
    Chair: Professor Arne Wested, LSE IDEAS
    Discussant: Professor Athar Hussain, Asia Research Centre, LSE
     
  • Tiananmen Square Remembered
    28 May 2009. 6:00-8:00pm. Panel discussion- LSE  IDEAS. Rm B212, Columbia House, Aldwych, LSE.
    Speakers: Prof Chen Jian, Prof A. Hussain, Martin Jacques, Dr Debin Ma.  Chair: Prof. Mick Cox
  • Seminar: Japan's Foreign Policy.
    28 May 2009. 3:30-5:00pm. H201, Connaught House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Mutsumi Hirano, Visiting Fellow, Asia Research Centre, LSE. Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain
  • Seminar: Export Policies of Korea: The Key to Success? 
    12 May 2009. 6:30- 8:00pm. H102 Connaught  House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Jai S. Mah, Korea Foundation Visiting Fellow, Professor Ewha Womans University, Korea.
     
  • Silk Route to Tea Route
    11 May 2009. 6:30- 8:00pm. H102, Connaught House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Bozhong Li, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University.
    Chair: Dr. Kent Deng, History of Economics, LSE. 
     
  • A Billion People Decide their Future - a panel discussion on Indian Elections
    8 May 2009. 4:15- 5:45pm. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
    Speakers: Lord Professor Meghnad Desai, Dr Sharmila Bose (Oxford University.
    Chair: Dr. Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director, India Observatory, LSE
    Podcast
     
  • Seminar: Daily Life in North Korea
    7 May 2009. 5:00-7:00pm. S221, St. Clements, LSE
    Speaker: Amb. John Everard, former UK Ambassador to North Korea (DPRK). Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain, Asia Research Centre, LSE
     
  • Dept. of Anthropology seminar: The Individualization of Chinese Society
    6 May 2009. 4:00- 6:00pm. D202, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE 
    Speaker: Professor Yunxiang Yan, UCLA. Chair: Professor Charles Stafford, Dept. Anthropology, LSE.
  • How the Poor Become Poor - Debating Global Civil Society and Constructions of Poverty
    6 May 2009, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
    Speakers: Professor David Campbell, Professor Teresa Hanley, Ruth Kattumuri, Dr Sally Stares
    Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor
    Podcast:  Video (search by date);  Audio
  • Democratisation and Transitional Justice in the Republic of Korea: A Comparative Perspective
    29 April 2009. 6:30- 8:00pm. D502, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Young Jo Lee, Standing Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Republic of Korea.
    Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin, International Law Department, LSE.
     
  • Book launch: Imagining India: the Challenges and Opportunities facing India 
    22 April 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.
    Speaker: Dr. Nandan Nilekani, Infosys Technologies Co-Chairman.
    Chair: Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, LSE.
    Discussant, Professor Danny Quah, Head of Economics Department.
  • A Blueprint for a Safer Planet
    21 April 2009, 6.30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
    Speaker: Professor Lord Stern of Brentford
  • Role of Developing Countries and the Role of International Financial Institutions
    3 April 2009 
    The India Observatory helped British High Commission India and NDTV in organising this television panel discussion following the the London G20 Summit.
  • Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka agenda
    23 March 2009 
     
  • Book launch: Re-Writing Culture in Taiwan
    13 March 2009. 6:00pm-7:30pm. Wolfson Theatre, NAB
    Speakers: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Dr. Fanglong Shih, Dr. Stuart Thompson, and Dr. Jean-Francois Tremlett

    This inter-disciplinary volume reconsiders culture in Taiwan. It has its own distinctive collective voice, providing a point of departure for thinking through cultural issues in general. Stephan Feuchtwang, Fang-Long Shih, Stuart Thompson and Paul-François Tremlett are members of the LSE Taiwan Research Programme Committee
     
  • Criminal Justice in Taiwan and China
    12 March 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. U8, Tower One, LSE
    Professor Jerome A. Cohen, New York University School of Law
    Chair: Prof. Stephan Feuchtwang.
     
  • 30 Years of Reform in China, a Historical Perspective
    9 March 2009. 6:45-8:00pm. U8, Tower One, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Debin Ma, Economic History Department, LSE
    Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain
     
  • Workshop: Indonesia on the Eve of Elections: Religion, Politics and the Uses of Disorder
    5 March 2009
    Co-sponsored by the ARC and the French Embassy London
    Presentations by Romain Bertrand, Science Po, with discussant Ben Murtagh; Andree Feillard, CNRS-Paris, with discussant John Sidel, LSE; and Jerome Tadie, IRD- Paris, with discussant Lee Wilson, Cambridge
     
  • Negotiating with North Korea
    25 February 2009. 4:00-6:00pm
    Panel discussion on recent developments in the Korean Peninsula. Discussion to be opened by Ambassador Chun Yung-Woo who represented South Korea in the six nations talks.
     
  • Gender Wage Gap across Occupations: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan
    25 February 2009. 2:30-3:30pm
    Speaker: Dr. Asma Baloch, Assistant Professor at NUST Business School, Islamabad, Pakistan and a short-term visiting fellow at Asia Research Centre.
     
  • Panel Discussion - 30 Years of Reform in China
    20 February 2009. 6:30pm-8:00pm. Sheik Zayed Theatre, NAB, LSE
    Speakers: Howard Davies, Professor Athar Hussain, Professor Luo Xuanmin and Dr. Fei Qin
     
  • Japan and Britain in International Society-New Roles for the 21st New Century
    19 February 2009. 4:00-6:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Hosoya, Keio University
  • LSE-India Collaborative Research
    17-23 February 2009 
    India Observatory facilitated LSE Academic Dr. Sunil Kumar's visit to India to develop a collaborative research with academics at TISS, Mumbai and IFMR,Chennai. During his visit he delivered two public lectures:  Social Relations, Rental Housing Markets and the Poor in Urban India  on 23rd February, at TISS, Mumbai and  A Conceptual Exploration of the Informal Worker, Employer, State Nexus and Social Protection  on 24 February at IFMR, Chennai. 
     
  • Less than thirty years of Maoism: a lasting effect?
    16 February 2009. 6:45-8:00pm. Tower One, U8, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
    Series: 30 Years of Reform in China
    Chair: Professor Charles Stafford
     
  • 25 Years On-Cross-border Interactions in Historical Knowledge: China, South Korea and Japan
    11 February 2009. 2:00-4:00pm. H206, Connaught House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Mutsumi Hirano, ARC Visiting Fellow
  • The State of the Indian Tiger Economy
    11 February 2009, 6.00 - 7.15pm, D202, Clement House, Aldwych
    Speakers: Alan Rosling, Chris Parsons, Xenia Dormandy
    Chair: Dr Ruth Kattumuri
     
  • Chinese Economic Reforms -- An Overview.     Series:    30 Years of Reform in China
    9 February 2009. 6:45-8:00pm. Tower One, U8, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Athar Hussain
    Chair: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang.
     
  • China 2009: the critical year of China's economy
    31 January 2009. 9:15am. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
    (co-sponsoring) Speakers: Dr. Kerry Brown, Dr. Kent Deng, Professor Paul Herrling, Professor Athar Hussain, Professor Zhang Jun, Professor Peter Nolan, Daniel Pearson, Professor Danny Quah, Dr. Paul Sheng, Gabriel Stein, Professor Wang Yiming and Professor Arne Westad.
     
  • The Shifting Distribution of World Economic Activity: China and Global Imbalance
    27 January 2009. 6:30-8:00pm. Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Danny Quah

    Professor Danny Quah's lecture is part of a lecture series during the lent term on 30 Years of Reform in China in which we will be reflecting on what has happened to date and looking ahead to what is yet to come.
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