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India's new PM Modi slams rape shame, communal violence
Ruth Kattumuri comments on Indian PM Modi's Independence Day speech (Voice of Russia 15 August 2014)

How China became a climate leader
Nicholas Stern discusses China emerging as a global leader in climate policy as it seeks to build a cleaner and more efficient economy.

LSE student teaching English to Indian school girls
LSE student Latoya Francis, on an internship in India with Tata, is 'developing a module that will make learning English easier for tribal girls' (The Telegraph India 31 July 2014)

Dr Roger Montgomery on the Thai military coup
Dr Roger Montgomery discusses the military coup in Thailand on Sky News.

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, IRADe
IRADe is seeking a dynamic and experienced Deputy Director to undertake key leadership responsibilities.

Videos: LSE SU China Development Forum 2014
Videos of sessions from LSESU China Development Forum 2014 are now available to watch.

Queen confers Knight Commander rank on Ratan Tata
The Queen conferred the rank of Knight Commander on former chairman of the Tata group Ratan Tata. Tata has a long association with LSE including the establishment of an academic Department at the School, the Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship, the LSE-TISS collaboration and the Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme (Times of India 10 April 2014)

India's 'Power Women': Can They be PM?
Professor Sumantra Bose is quoted in this article on women in Indian politics (New Indian Express 9 April 2014)

Nitish, Modi lauded at EFIL 2014
'Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi came in for fulsome praise from speakers at the Economic Forum for India at the London School of Economics on Saturday.' (Hindustan Times March 17 2014)

Abhishek Bachchan moving beyond films
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who will be speaking at the Economic Forum for India at LSE on 15 March, was recently announced by Global Network as the first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to help raise awareness of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). (Mid-Day.com 11 March 2014)

Fudan University Visiting Fellows Programme
Fudan University has launched a new Visiting Fellows programme with a select number of universities around the world, including LSE.

Economic Forum at LSE to discuss ‘emerging superpower’ India
'This conference will be held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms on March 15 during which there will be profound speeches and panel discussions. The conference promises to be an event where some of the brightest and most knowledgeable minds will highlight the challenges and opportunities that India faces.' (Jagran Post 7 March 2014)

Voices of the world: Where have China's dividends gone?
There is no doubt that China's policy to deepen reform is correct, but one or two years is not enough given the tremendous amount of work needed, comments Professor Athar Hussain (Global Times 4 March 2014)

Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship 2014-15
Now accepting applications: The LSE India Observatory/Asia Research Centre Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship supports scholars in the social sciences with experience of research on South Asia. They should hold a PhD.

Subir Chowdhury Fellowship 2014-15
Now accepting applications: The LSE India Observatory/Asia Research Centre Subir Chowdhury Fellowship supports scholars in the social sciences with experience of research on India and/or Bangladesh. Applicants should hold a PhD.

Bagri Fellowship 2014-15
Now accepting applications: The Bagri Fellowship supports full-time LSE PhD students only, working on research related to the economy and society of India. Students must be in their thesis writing stage.

LSE ARC–Thailand Government Scholarship 2014
Now accepting applications: The LSE Asia Research Centre – Thailand Government Scholarship scheme is a partnership between the Royal Thai Embassy in London and the Asia Research Centre. The Scholarship aims to promote better understanding of, and knowledge regarding, Thailand.

Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict
Flooding and storm damage demonstrate the need for Britain and the rest of the world to continue to implement low-carbon policies to reduce the probability of greater tragedies in the future, writes Lord Stern (The Guardian 14 February 2014)

Flooding and storms in UK are clear signs of climate change, says Lord Stern
The devastating floods and storms sweeping Britain are clear indications of the dangers of climate change, according to Lord Stern, the author of a 2006 report on the economics of climate change (The Guardian 13 February 2014)

China's reform on right track: Nobel Prize laureate
The economic reform agenda outlined by the Chinese government late last year is heading in the right direction, said Nobel Prize winner Eric Maskin at the LSE SU China Development Forum (Ecns.cn 11 February 2014).

Careers in India: Thurs 6 Feb, LG Floor, NAB @ 6pm
On campus careers event open to all LSE students offering the chance to network with a wide variety of Indian companies and multinationals offering opportunities in India and elsewhere. Companies attending include HCL, ICICI, TCS and Tata Communications. Registration required.

Co-director of LSE Asia Research Centre receives Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2014
Dr Ruth Kattumuri has received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2014 for outstanding service, contribution and achievements in the field of education.

LSE listens to Bihar growth story
Nicholas Stern, NK Singh, Suhel Seth, Danny Alexander, Karan Bilimoria and Ranjan Mathai participated in a panel discussion on the development model of Bihar at LSE. The discussion covered a wide gambit of development issues (The Telegraph India 23 January 2014)

Bihar's turnaround analysed at LSE
The turnaround in the growth of Bihar was at the centre of a panel discussion at LSE. A new collection of essays edited by NK Singh and Nicholas Stern was launched at the event this week (Economic Times 21 January 2014)

LSE Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme
Applications are now open for the Tata ISES internship scheme which offers LSE students the opportunity to do a 2 month social enterprise, CSR, environment or development based project in India.

The New Bihar: Rekindling Governance and Development
20th January 2014 Panellists: Mr 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

Top 10 economic and development challenges for India in 2014
Ruth Kattumuri highlights some economic challenges that are of priority for India’s development in the new year.

'Aam Aadmi Party's performance is significant, it is not about historic politics'
Dr Ruth Kattumuri, who took part in the recently concluded Delhi Economics Conclave, gives a Q&A; interview to Business Standard (Business Standard 13 December 2013)

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern receives award
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern has won the 2013 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.

Chidambaram to Inaugurate Delhi Economics Conclave
Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inaugurates the Delhi Economics Conclave. Dr Ruth Kattumuri is participating.

LSE launches new South Asia Centre
LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun introduces the new South Asia Centre at the School.

Is ASEAN still relevant?
Will the ASEAN Economic Community materialise by 2015 and how will it function in practice? At this LSE IDEAS event Tony Fernandes will address this question and examine how entrepreneurs could benefit from the 2015 AEC.

Korean Economic and Political Forum 2013
LSESU Korean Society is pleased to present its third annual Economic and Political Forum "Reborn: The Image of Korea" on 30th November 2013

LSESU China Development Forum 2014
An opportunity to engage in intellectual debates about China’s current development and meet like-minded peers. Registration is now open.

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz
The annual Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is back in London and will take place on 24th November 2013. All interested participants are reminded to register by 22nd November 2013 to secure a place.

British Academy-ASEASUK-ECAF Visiting Fellowships 2013-14
ASEASUK and The British Academy are pleased to announce funding for fellowships to enable scholars to make research visits to field-centres operated by ECAF.

India's Mars mission
Dr Ruth Kattumuri discusses India's Mars mission on BBC World News.

Chinese leadership expected to deepen reforms to spur growth
Professor Athar Hussain comments on the importance of urbanisation in a news story about the upcoming policy meeting of the Communist Party of China (Xinhua 7 November 2013)

The opportunities and challenges for South Asia's young people
In a blog post for the British Council, Dr Ruth Kattumuri argues that young South Asians are uniquely positioned to take control of their futures, despite the region’s challenges.

Australian Chamber of Commerce Korea Internship Programme
The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in Korea, in conjunction with Austrade, is now inviting applications for the ACBE 2013-14 Korea Internship Program for Small and Medium-sized Businesses.

Agriculture in the Vietnamese economy
Dr Roger Montgomery on BBC World News speaking about agriculture in the Vietnamese economy.

Paradoxes in India’s ‘culture of giving’
Recent CR Parekh Fellow Dr Sudeep Basu analyses diasporic giving in northern Gujarat.

The 2nd Asia Pacific Political Leadership Program call for applications
The APLP2 is currently seeking applications from young, emerging party activists in fifteen countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Melbourne pioneers in forming linkages between Chinese and Australian universities
LSE alumnus Zhang Hui, a researcher on the URBACHINA project, presented her work at a symposium, hosted jointly by the University of Melbourne and Renmin University, that focused on social changes and policy issues in present-day China.

Slick cities
Professor Athar Hussain and Dr Ehtisham Ahmad comment on some of the issues arising from China's rapid urbanisation. The LSE Asia Research Centre is contributing to a project called URBACHINA which is jointly managed by a consortium of Chinese and European research institutions. The project is jointly funded by China and the EU (China Daily Europe 14 June 2013)

IMF's Zhu says too early to judge Japan stimulus drive
Zhu Min comments on Japan's fiscal stimulus after a talk at LSE on Asian financial markets (Reuters 18 June 2013)

Better Sino-US relations benefit world
Dr Ehtisham Ahmad comments on the recent meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama (China Daily USA 11 June 2013)

The Future of Asian Financial Markets in a Changing World
Tickets are now available for Zhu Min's talk at LSE #LSEIMF

Rural development schemes can also help in adapting to climate change
Dr Ruth Kattumuri is quoted in an article in the Times of India to coincide with World Environment Day.

Despite violence, Pakistan vote shows democracy at work
"The army will still remain one of the most powerful forces in Pakistan, so I think there are limits in how far the government can go against the wishes of the army." Professor Athar Hussain quoted in an article on the recent Pakistan elections (USATODAY.com 12 May 2013)

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