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To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing questionNicholas Stern chaired this talk by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria who addressed one of the most momentous decisions facing Britain in modern times.
Leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social SciencesDr Ruth Kattumuri has been conferred the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Climate change and central banksPresentation given by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at a Bank for International Settlements event on 29 February 2016. Prepared with Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings Institution with support from the NCE programme on financing sustainable infrastructure.
No More Worlds Here for Him to Conquer – BR Ambedkar at LSE2016 marks the 125th anniversary of BR Ambedkar’s birth and the centenary of his first visit to LSE in 1916. To mark these events, LSE has released archival documents on Ambedkar.
Looking back at Ambedkar's student life as LSE releases archivesLSE has released archival documents on Dr BR Ambedkar, one of its famous students and architect of the Indian Constitution, to mark his 125th birth anniversary.
Podcasts: LSESU China Development Forum 2016Podcasts of sessions from the LSESU China Development Forum 2016 are now available to download.
AIIB much more than ‘China’s World Bank’Danny Quah interviewed about the AIIB at the LSE SU China Development Forum 2016.
Top 10 economic and development challenges for India in 2016Sustainable and inclusive growth is once again the over-arching priority for India in 2016, but it the wake of the Paris Climate Conference environmental sustainability is also being given greater attention, writes Ruth Kattumuri.
Karnataka working to tap climate change fundsKarnataka has several ‘project ready’ initiatives for accessing Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund, said BK Chandrashekar, former Chairman of Karnataka legislative Council and President of Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka.
Lord Nicholas Stern to chair national review of university researchProfessor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, will lead a UK-wide review to ensure future university research funding is allocated more efficiently and linked to widespread public impact.
Karnataka has significant role in realising INDCs"Karnataka is at an advantageous position to tap the international finance and technology transfer resulting from the global negotiations," at the just-concluded CoP-21, The Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) said in a statement.
Social and economic development are top of the agenda in tackling climate changeThe threat of climate change has put greenhouse gas emissions on the global agenda, but leaders see opportunities for development, say experts. Dr Ruth Kattumuri is quoted.
Climate Change: Tackling the Global ThreatDr Ruth Kattumuri recently participated on a panel discussing what should be done at the UN climate negotiations conference in Paris during December 2015. The discussion was recorded and is available to watch on NHK World.
India climbs six places on WEF’s gender index'In a paper...published by the LSE Asia Research Centre, Surjit Bhalla and Ravinder Kaur point out that discrimination against women, starting from practices such as sex-selective abortion, is a possible reason for poor participation of women in the workforce.' (livemint.com 20 November 2015)
Burning more fossil fuels is no answer to air pollutionProfessor Lord Stern argues the role of fossil fuels in the 7m deaths from air pollution worldwide each year.
PM Modi, Fadnavis inaugurate Ambedkar’s memorial in LondonPrime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the BR Ambedkar memorial in London on Saturday. This is the house where Ambedkar lived while pursuing his studies at the London School of Economics in 1921-22.
LSE students discuss Modi's UK visit and entrepreneurshipDr Ruth Kattumuri and LSE students discuss Modi's visit to the UK and the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in India.
Lord Stern on the effects of climate changeIn this video, Lord Nicholas Stern addresses the dangers of climate change and possible "devastating effects" that it could have on densely populated cities in the future (in Spanish).
Sustainable Development: The goals and the challenges aheadAs the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit begins in New York, Ruth Kattumuri offers an overview of the 17 goals.
An ethical approach to assessing the risks of climate change will help countries to both overcome poverty and develop sustainablyCountries can make the transition to low-carbon economic growth, overcome poverty and raise living standards, if they both recognise the great opportunities available and embrace an ethical approach to managing climate change, Nicholas Stern tells senior representatives from the Catholic Church.
The Tata Social Internship 2015 Hosts 17 International Students in IndiaRuth Kattumuri commented that the internship "provides an excellent opportunity for the students to gain valuable exposure and experience from an emerging economy perspective."
Tata Social Internship hosts 17 international students in IndiaThe 2015 edition of Tata Social Internship comprises 17 international students, including 7 from LSE, completing a two-month experiential internship in the ongoing sustainability projects of the Tata companies in India.
German manufacturing model best for China"What is unusual about China is not that the growth rate has slowed but that the economy has actually managed to grow at nearly 10 percent a year for 30 years," says Professor Athar Hussain.
New Brics bank in Shanghai to challenge major institutions"Nicholas Stern recalled how he and Joseph Stiglitz conceived the idea for the Brics bank at Davos as a way for emerging markets with large trade surpluses to recycle those savings into productive investments."
Ethiopia: A Consultative Conference On the Financing of Sustainable InfrastructureLord Stern spoke in a session on sustainable infrastructure at a conference in Addis Ababa.
India, Pakistan Could Not Afford to Be Left Out of SCOProfessor Athar Hussain comments on the acceptance of India and Pakistan as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Banishing ghostsIn this article on 'ghost cities', Professor Athar Hussain comments on migration in China.
Policy Brief: China’s “new normal”China has grown rapidly for more than three decades. It now entered a new phase of economic development - a “new normal” - focused on better quality growth.
Research Grant for Scholars of Chinese StudiesApplication deadline 31 May 2015 for Research Grants for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies offered by the Center for Chinese Studies, based in Taiwan.
Nicholas Stern elected an international member of the American Philosophical SocietyAmerican Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Election to the Society honours extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.
China-Pakistan RelationsAthar Hussain comments on Chinese investment in Pakistan and the recent state visit to Pakistan by Chinese President Xi Jinping (Article in Italian - cinaforum 24 April 2015)
Podcasts: LSESU China Development Forum 2015Podcasts of sessions from the LSESU China Development Forum 2015 are now available to download.
Farm Crisis Kills Ryots, Government Remains in DenialAn ARC working paper by former fellow Srijit Mishra is quoted in this article on agrarian distress in Odisha state, India (New Indian Express 24 April 2015)
Aroon Purie named Editor of the YearLSE alumnus Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India Today Group, received the top honour of Editor of the Year in the prestigious IAA Leadership Awards for Excellence 2015 held in Mumbai (India Today 19 April 2015)
Google celebrates man who fought for India's 'untouchables'Google has celebrated the birth of one of the leading figures in the Indian freedom movement with a special doodle to commemorate the birthday of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar (The Guardian 14 April 2015)
BR Ambedkar's 124th BirthdayDr BR Ambedkar, was a politician and jurist who fought for the rights of dalits and other persecuted classes in the Indian social system. Now the 124th anniversary of his birth has been celebrated with a Google Doodle (The Independent 14 April 2015)
Nicholas Stern on India's futureNicholas Stern talks about India's future and how the issues are interwoven with environment and climate change on the sidelines of a conference in Delhi.
Opportunity with the European Council on Foreign RelationsThe ECFR is looking for a Project Assistant for its India Programme in Paris. Closes 13th April.
New Gandhi statue unveiled in London's Parliament SquareUnveiling of new statue marks 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return to India to start the struggle for independence from British rule (The Guardian 14 March 2015)
I want to know Flipkart’s business model: JhunjhunwalaRakesh Jhunjhunwala, Ramesh Damani and N Jayakumar discuss the "irrational" valuations of e-commerce space on the sidelines of Economic Forum for India at LSE 2015.
Britain's involvement in AIIB reflects its pragmatism in bonds with Asia'Danny Quah, said that Britain has already re-adjusted its trading, economic and financial ties with Asia, as the world has entered into a new normal with strong characteristics of the rise of the east.' (China.org.cn 14 March 2015)
Nicholas Stern receives the Schumpeter Award 2015The Schumpeter Award is awarded by the Schumpeter Society for innovative achievements in the field of business, economics, or economic policy.
Kashmir: Can new government provide healing touch?The alliance between India's ruling BJP and the regional PDP to govern Indian-administered Kashmir is the most hopeful development in the region in a quarter of a century, writes Professor Sumantra Bose (BBC News 3 March 2015)
Peripheral diplomacy needed before Chinese firms can aim globallyBeijing's discussion on China's relationship with surrounding countries has entered a new phase. In academia, professors have long been concerned about the surrounding countries ever since the founding of People's Republic of China. But the concept of "periphery countries" has not been defined as a principle until recent years (Global Times 10 February 2015)
LSE Southeast Asia and ASEASUK Postgraduate WorkshopLSE Southeast Asia Centre and Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK have announced a call for papers for their Postgraduate Workshop on 15th May 2015 at LSE. The workshop is open to PhD students and early career researchers from all fields of the social sciences, arts and humanities.
China internationalise only when wise'China should liberalise its capital account controls and foreign exchange rate controls at a speed that benefits its economic growth' (China Daily 20 February 2015)
China's soft power promotes international understandingChina's practice of soft power is aimed to better facilitate the understanding between itself and the world, rather than imposing its own opinions onto other nations (Ecns 10 February 2015)
Sinologist calls for improving translation of Chinese literatureLess-qualified translation and less attention from Western publishers have made Chinese literature less acknowledged (Globalpost 9 February 2015)
Increasing renminbi activities in London: expertsLondon's development of a renminbi offshore centre is gaining speed as China's trade and investment flows with the UK increase and the Chinese currency internationalises (The China Post 10 February 2015)