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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 2014-15Now 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 2014-15Now 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 2014-15Now 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 2014Now 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 conflictFlooding 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 SternThe 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 laureateThe 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 @ 6pmOn 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 2014Dr 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 storyNicholas 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 LSEThe 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 SchemeApplications 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 Development20th 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 2014Ruth 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 awardProfessor Lord Nicholas Stern has won the 2013 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.
Chidambaram to Inaugurate Delhi Economics ConclaveUnion Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inaugurates the Delhi Economics Conclave. Dr Ruth Kattumuri is participating.
LSE launches new South Asia CentreLSE 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 2013LSESU 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 2014An opportunity to engage in intellectual debates about China’s current development and meet like-minded peers. Registration is now open.
Tata Crucible Campus QuizThe 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 2013-14ASEASUK 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 missionDr Ruth Kattumuri discusses India's Mars mission on BBC World News.
Chinese leadership expected to deepen reforms to spur growthProfessor 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 peopleIn 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 ProgrammeThe 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 economyDr 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 applicationsThe 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 universitiesLSE 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 citiesProfessor 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 driveZhu 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 worldDr 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 WorldTickets are now available for Zhu Min's talk at LSE #LSEIMF
Rural development schemes can also help in adapting to climate changeDr 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)
The new world's New Development BankArticle by Nicholas Stern, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amar Bhattacharya, and Mattia Romani about the intention of the leaders of the BRICS countries to establish a New Development Bank (Prague Post 8 May 2013)
Taiwan FellowshipEstablished by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Fellowship enables scholars to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan.
Help India to live in its villages'A visit to some villages near Kolar district, near Bangalore, evidenced positive developments in these rural areas' Article by Dr Ruth Kattumuri (Hindustan Times 28 April 2013).
Counterfeits: Flattery or forgery?A report and video on counterfeit goods in the Asia-Pacific region. With comments from Professor Athar Hussain (Al Jazeera 17 April 2013)
The empire chalks backArchive news story about Britons studying in India. "The Indian higher education system is insular...We've learnt about other countries through books. In a truly global community, we must have practical interaction. This will come through foreign nationals studying at Indian universities." Dr Ruth Kattumuri in Business Standard (21 September 2005)
Northeast will get warmer as climate changes"Most of the districts in the central and northern parts of North-east region are projected to experience increased drought weeks," said Dr Ruth Kattumuri in an article on climate change in India in The Herald of India (19 April 2013)
Lend-A-Hand India InternshipLend-A-Hand India is offering LSE students a unique internship to work in India and experience the dynamic environment. Login required for LSE CareerHub
India's 12th Five-Year Plan goes HackathonIn an unprecedented impetus to get people across India to engage directly with the 12th plan, a 2‐day Hackathon was organised by the Planning Commission and National Innovation Council. The Asia Research Centre asks you to send your inputs on the 12th Plan with the aim of sending feedback to the Planning Commission.
Britain demands reform in Pakistan in return for aid moneyDr Ehtisham Ahmad is quoted in an article in The Telegraph on British aid to Pakistan (2 April 2013).
Inflation must be brought down to 4-6%: SubbaraoSpeaking at LSE RBI Governor Subbarao indicated that "inflation above 6 per cent would demand tightening of the monetary policy stance".
Chinese Government Scholarship for LSELSE has been invited to nominate two current students for these external Chinese Scholarships, which are funded by the Chinese Government.
Conference on Balochistan in LondonProfessor Athar Hussain participated in a conference entitled "Global and Regional Security Challenges in South Asia: What Future for Balochistan".