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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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Forthcoming Events

The Asia Research Centre hosts a wide and varied calendar of events, including public lectures, seminars, book launches and conferences. ARC events are focused on various topics associated with Asia and the Social Sciences. 

The following is for All ARC-related Forthcoming events. There are also country-specific events pages: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, KoreaPakistan, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Recent Events

Mr Zahid Hussain

Developments in Relations Between Pakistan and India

22nd January 2016

Speaker: Mr Zahid Hussain. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain


Addressing Climate Change in China: The Role of International NGOs in Policy Innovation

12th January 2016

Speaker: Ms Yu-chiao Hsu. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

China's Urban Century

Urbanisation in China

7th December 2015

Speakers: Dr Miguel Elosua, Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor François Gipouloux and Dr Sébastien Goulard. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Asian Development Bank

ADB Report - A Smarter Future: Skills, Education and Growth in Asia and the Pacific

27th October 2015

Speaker: Mr Juzhong Zhuang. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Jairam Ramesh

India: The Sustainable Green Growth Challenge

14th October 2015

Speaker: Mr Jairam Ramesh. Chair: Dr Ruth Kattumuri

Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute

Podcast available

Nick Stern

International cooperation and low-carbon technologies

17th September 2015

Panellists: Mr Jean-François Gagné, Dr Matthew Kennedy, Mr Matthew Knight and Professor Ambuj D. Sagar. Chair: Professor Lord Stern.

Organised by Grantham Research Institute


Bagri Fellows Seminar

7th May 2015

Speakers: Mr Jason Garred and Mr Jonathan Colmer. Chair: Dr Ruth Kattumuri


Asia Research Centre and India Observatory Seminar

20th April 2015

Speakers: Dr Saurabh Kumar, Mr Zehao Cai and Mr Yangyang Liu. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Campaign for Social Science

The Future of Social Science after the General Election

16th March 2015

Panel: Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor James Wilsdon, David Walker, Professor Andy Ross and Ceridwen Roberts

Organised by Campaign for Social Science


Asia Research Centre and India Observatory Seminar

4th March 2015

Speakers: Mr Zhou Ran and Dr Saswata Ghosh. Discussant: Professor Athar Hussain. Chair: Dr Ruth Kattumuri

Dr S. Vivek

Political Commitment to Public Services in India

25th February 2015

Speaker: Dr S. Vivek. Chair: Dr Ruth Kattumuri

British Academy logo

Enriching our lives – why the Humanities and Social Sciences matter now

3rd February 2015

Speakers: Professor Julia Black, Mr Greg Clark, Professor Lord Stern
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty

Organised by LSE Institute of Public Affairs and British Academy