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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|, Korea|Pakistan|, Taiwan|, and Thailand|.

Recent Events


Institutions, Poverty and Rural Development in China:
Evidence from Farmers in Shandong Province

16th December 2014

Speaker: Dr Shengmin Sun. Chair: Professor Athar Husain

The Book of Gold Leaves

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

8th December 2014

Speakers: Mr Mirza Waheed and Ms Razia Iqbal

Podcast available|

Dr Louise Walker

Kabul: The growth story you don't know|

1st December 2014

Speaker: Dr Louise Walker. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Co-hosted with LSE Middle East Centre|

Podcast available|

Pakistan Floods

Climate Change and Indus River System Floods, 2010-2014: Faulty institutions and governance deficit|

27th November 2014

Speaker: Dr Uzma Hanif. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Jagdish Bhagwati

Poverty and the Pope|

19th November 2014

Speaker: Professor Jagdish Bhagwati. Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

Dr Jiayan Liu
Elderly Chinese women

The Gender Dimension of the Aging Problem in China|

15h October 2014

Speaker: Dr Yi Ding. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: The hero's journey of Alfred Russel Wallace in Southeast Asia|

15th October 2014

Speakers: Mr Paul Spencer Sochaczewski and Mr David Hallmark. Chair: Dr Roger Montgomery

Joel Backaler

China Goes West: Everything you need to know about Chinese companies going global|

6th October 2014

Speaker: Mr Joel Backaler. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Podcast available|

Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Growth, Policy and Institutions: lessons from the Indian experience|

25th September 2014

Speaker: Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Discussant: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. Chair: Professor Francesco Caselli

This IGC| event is part of Growth Week 2014|

Video and audio available|


The Bihar Story: Resurrection of the State, Inclusion and Growth|

22nd September 2014

Speaker: Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi. Discussants: Professor Robin Burgess, Dr Shaibal Gupta, and Dr Ruth Kattumuri. Chair: Lord Karan Bilimoria

Co-hosted with IGC|. This event is part of Growth Week 2014|

Video and audio available|

The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese people fear the future

Financial Mechanisms of Social Rented Housing in Urban China: The case of Chongqing city|

22nd September 2014

Speaker: Dr Huiming Zong. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain


Asia Research Centre and India Observatory Seminar|

17th June 2014

Speakers: Johannes Boehm, Jing Chen, Anokhi Parikh and Ling Yang. Chair: Ruth Kattumuri

Professor T.V. Paul

The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World|

27th May 2014

Speaker: Professor T.V. Paul. Chair: Dr Adnan Khan

Podcast available|


Pakistan's Economic Prospects|

14th May 2014

Speaker: Mr Jeffrey Franks. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Presentation slides available|


Dalit Discrimination in Contemporary India and in the UK|

8th May 2014

Speakers: Ms Santosh Dass, Mr Arun Kumar, Mr Jayaseelan Raj and Dr Clarinda Still. Chair: Dr Alpa Shah

Co-hosted with LSE Inequality and Poverty Programme| and The Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations UK

Indian City

Transforming Indian Cities: Challenges and opportunities|

3rd April 2014

Speaker: Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia. Chair: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

Co-hosted with LSE Cities|

Professor Motoshige Itoh

Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy|

25th March 2014

Speaker: Professor Motoshige Itoh. Chair: Professor Oriana Bandiera

Co-organised with STICERD| and Department of Economics|

Podcast available|


Asia Research Centre Visiting Fellows Seminar|

20th March 2014

Speakers: Srijit Mishra and Michitaro Oka. Discussants: Tirthankar Roy and Laura Silici. Chair: Ruth Kattumuri

India Flag and Emblem

India's new rights agenda: Genesis, promises, risks|

19th March 2014

Speaker: Dr Sanjay Ruparelia. Chair: Professor David Piachaud

Economic Forum for India at LSE 2014

Economic Forum for India at LSE 2014|

15th March 2014

Organised by LSESU Spice|

Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change: Goals, Issues and Trajectories in China, India, Brazil and South Africa|

13th February 2014

Speakers: Dr Francesca Bastagli, Professor Tony Hall, Dr Ruth Kattumuri. Chair: Professor David Piachaud

Co-hosted with Department of Social Policy|


Asia Research Centre and India Observatory Seminar|

11th February 2014

Speakers: Laura Aumeer, Thiemo Fetzer, Silvia Masiero and Francesco Obino. Discussants: Athar Hussain and Srijit Mishra. Chair: Ruth Kattumuri

Midnight’s Descendants: South Asia from partition to the present day

Midnight’s Descendants: South Asia from partition to the present day|

5th February 2014

Speaker: Mr John Keay. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

India at LSE blog post|

The New Bihar

The New Bihar: Rekindling Governance and Development|

20th January 2014

Panellists: Daniel Alexander MP, Lord Karan Bilimoria, H.E. Mr Ranjan Mathai and Mr Suhel Seth. Co-Chairs: Mr NK Singh and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

Co-hosted with International Growth Centre| and South Asia Centre

Video and audio available|


Location Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Services: Evidence from Chinese provincial-level data|

16th January 2014

Speaker: Dr Feng Yin. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Bending Adversity: Japan and the art of survival

Japan after the Bubble|

15th January 2014

Speaker: David Pilling. Chair: Professor Janet Hunter

Podcast available|