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The following is for All ARC-related Past Events. There are also  country-specific events pages: Afghanistan|, Bangladesh|, China|, India|, Indonesia|, Japan|, Korea|Pakistan|, Taiwan|, and Thailand|.

In addition, there are menus that only include the IG Patel Lecture Series| and KR Narayanan Lecture Series|.



  • India and the Global Financial Crisis - Managing Money and Finance
    Book launch and panel discussion
    14 April 2010, 6:30-7:45pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
    Author: Dr. Y.V. Reddy
    Panellist: Lord Adair Turner
    Chair: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
  • Special Seminar: Secular State and Religious Society: China and Taiwan
    19 March 2010, 6:00pm-8:00pm, A607, Seligman Library
    Speaker: Richard Madsen, University of California, San Diego
  • Whither Japan's Foreign Policy under Hotoyama?
    18 March 2010, 6:30pm-8:00pm, G1, 20 Kingsway, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Mutsumi Hirano
    Chair: Professor Ian Nish, Emeritus Professor of International History

    This is the second in a series of public lectures on Japan's foreign Policy in the post Cold War era.
  • Precarious Belongings - Presbyterian Political and Theological Responses to Minority in Taiwan and Ireland 
    18 March 2010, 6:00pm-8:00pm, U110, Tower One
    Speaker: John Scott, LSE and University of Birmingham
  • Multidimensional Poverty in India
    16th March 2010, 11:00am – 12:30pm, S78, St Clements Building, LSE
    Speaker: Dr Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, CR Parekh Visiting Fellow, Asia Research Centre
    Chair: Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director Asia Research Centre and India Observatory
  • Political Incorporation Compared: The Irish and the Taiwanese Experience in the United States
    11 March 2010, 6:00pm-8:00pm, A607, Seligman Library
    Speaker: Pei-te Lien, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Pakistan Week 2010 
    22-26 February
  • LSE Careers Focus on India 2010
    18 February 2010
  • A Global Deal on Climate Change: A Possible Role for India
    Conference: India's Economy: Performance and Challenges
    10 February 2010, India Habitat Centre (Amaltas)
    Speakers: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Nandan Nilekani
    Discussant: Professor Michael Spence
  • South Korea as an Emerging Donor: Challenges and Changes on its Entering OECD/DAC. 
    9 February 2010, 7-8:30pm, Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE
    Speaker: Prof. Heejin Lee 

    Professor Lee will be discussing South Korea as an emerging donor. He has a multidisciplinary background in business administration, sociology and information systems. He studied at Seoul National University, Korea and received his doctorate from LSE in 1997. Before taking up his current position at Yonsei University, he was a faculty member of the University of Melbourne, Australia and of Brunel University, UK. Professor Lee has written extensively on the implications of broadband as well as time and IT. Currently, he is researching ICT for development (ICT4D) and China's ICT standards policy. 
  • The Entrepreneurial Ethic and the Spirit of Financialism
    9 February 2010, 6:15pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Arjun Appadurai
  • Reasons for Optimism post-Copenhagen 'How can India take a global leadership role in the emerging Low Carbon economy
    8 February 2010, The Ballroom, Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Dehli, India
    Speaker: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern 
  • Four Puzzles on Democratic Change in South Asia
    29 January 2010, 13:30-15:00, U103, Tower One, LSE
    Speaker: Dr  Hossain Zillur Rahman,Executive Chairman of the Dhaka-based think tank Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC)
    Chair: Prof. David Lewis, Professor of Social Policy and Development, LSE
  • Book launch and Panel Discussion: Not by Reason Alone
    26 January 2010, 4:00-5:30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
    Author: N.K. Singh

    Scheduled panellists include Lord Chris Patton, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Lord Meghnad Desai, Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Deputy Chairman Planning Commission) and Mukesh D Ambani (Chairman of Reliance Industries).  
  • China Development Forum: China: A Changing Role
    23 January 2010, 9:30am-18:30pm

    The China Development Forum is an annual conference that seeks to promote discussion and debate on critical issues related to China's development and international presence.

    Speakers include:  Howard Davies, Howard Chi, Martin Wolf, Athar Hussain, Razen Sally, James R Dorn, Shen Zhiwu, Bernice Lee, Malcolm Williamson, Zhang Weiying, and more. Please see the China Development Forum website for more details and to register.
  • IG Patel Lecture: Child Undernourishment as a Social Predicament
    19 January 2010, 1:00-2:30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen.
    Chair: Professor Nicholas Stern.

    This lecture is in memory of Dr Indraprasad Gordhanbhai (I.G) Patel who was the ninth director of the London School of Economics, serving as director from 1984 to 1990.
  • Human Security
    14 January 2010, 10:15-11:05am, New Academic Building NAB206, LSE
    Speaker: H.E. Mr. Shigeki Sumi
    Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor, Civil Society, LSE

    H.E. Mr. Shigeki Sumi is an Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.


  • 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)
  • 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 Feutchwang, 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
  • Tiananamen 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, Leverlhulme 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
  • 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.


  • 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
    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


  • Climate Change, Risk and Urbanisation at the Urban Age
    3 November 2007, Urban Age conference, Mumbai
    Speaker: Professor Nicholas Stern
  • Panel Discussion - Risk and Opportunities in Climate Change
    2 November 2007, Mumbai
    Panellists: Nick Stern, Anand G Mahindra, Paven Sukhdev, Praveen Singh Pardeshi
    Chair: Howard Davies
    Organisers: British Council, HSBC, India Observatory
  • Dharm Narain Lecture: Sustaining Growth and Promoting Inclusion in India
    3 October 2007, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi
    Speaker: Professor Nicholas Stern
    Transcripts: Part 1, Part 2
  • 2nd IG Patel lecture: Economics of Climate Change
    26 October 2007, New Delhi
    Speaker: Nick Stern
    Chair: Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
    Panellists: Nitin Desai, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); R Ramachandran, science correspondent, Frontline/Hindu
    Welcome Address: Les Les Dangerfield, acting director, British Council
    Speaker Introduction: Mr Richard Stagg CMG, British High Commissioner
  • India at 60 in a Changing World: next 20 years
    15 October 2007
    The LSE India Observatory was launched on with a panel discussion.
    Chair: Howard Davies, Director LSE
    Panel Discussants: OP Bhatt, chairman of the State Bank of India; Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England; Kamal Nath, the minister for commerce and industry, Government of India; YV Reddy, governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Chair in Government and Economics
  • First India Observatory public debate - Sustaining Growth and promoting inclusion in India's Economy and Society
    26 June 2007, LSE


  • LSE Asia Forum 2006
    6-7 December 2006
    Keynote: Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
    Other Speakers: Professor Danny Quah, Professor Fred Halliday, Professor Razeen Sally

    LSE's third Asia Forum - a major academic and social event to celebrate and reinforce its relationship with India. India's prominent business leaders, policy makers and academic experts came together to explore developments in Asia and to engage with the continent's contribution to the governance of globalisation. An LSE chair was announced, named in honour of Dr Patel and the setting up of an India Observatory, both supported by the Reserve Bank of India and State Bank of India.
  • IG Patel Memorial Lecture: Growth and Equity in a Globalising World: Can India meet the challenge?
    Speaker: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission at the LSE
  • UNAIDS Report: HIV/AIDS and Security: Fact, Fiction and Evidence
    Authors: Gwyn Prins, Tony Barnett
  • Workshop: Globalisation and Millennium Development Goals
    Organisers: LSE, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Inaugural Address: Lord Meghnad Desai
  • Launch: Global Civil Society Yearbook 2005
    New Delhi supported by Sage India (see invite)
    Speaker: Lord Meghnad Desai, Director of the LSE based Centre for the Study of Global Governance (CSGG)
  • Howard Davies, Director of LSE, Visit to India
    • Kolkata
      EU-India Ties: on a broader canvas, at the Confederation of Indian Industrie Summit
      • Global Economy and India, at the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce
      • The Future of the EU, at the Alumni and British Council meeting at the Bengal Club
    • Mumbai
      • Globalisation and the Future of Universities. See press cutting, The Third Wave
      • The Future of Central Banking: the political dimension, an inaugural address at a workshop on central banking
      • The Future of Regulation in Financial Markets, at an alumni and corporate meeting