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The Asian Tsunami - the work ahead

A panel of LSE experts will look at some of the major issues following the terrible disaster to hit Asia on 26 December 2004 in a public debate on Monday 24 January at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The panel will examine the environmental consequences of the natural disaster, the international response to the crisis, the long term plan for reconstruction and development and the role of the West and the prospects for the devastated area.

Speaking are:

  • Dr Tim Forsyth, a senior lecturer in environment and development.
  • Professor Jude Howell, director of the Centre for Civil Society.
  • David Jones, professor of physical geography.
  • Dr Kirsten Schulze, a lecturer in International History, and an expert on Indonesian politics and security who has recently returned from Aceh.
  • Robert Wade, professor of political economy and development, based in LSE's Development Studies Institute.

Questions for the panellists can be submitted prior to the event by emailing events@lse.ac.uk. The panel will endeavour to ensure all subject areas are covered in the course of the debate. Questions will also be taken from the audience on the night of the event.

Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will chair this event.

The Asian Tsunami - the work ahead is on Monday 24 January at 6pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A.

Ticket Information

  • This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested via the online booking form from 10am on Thursday 13 January 2005, click here
  • Members of the public, LSE staff and alumni can request one ticket via the online booking form which will be live on this weblisting from 10am on Thursday 13 January 2005.
  • LSE students are able to collect one ticket from the LSESU reception, located on the ground floor of the East Building from 10am on Thursday 13 January 2005.


To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


A minutes silence will be held at the start of this event to remember the victims and survivors, and a collection will be taken, with all proceeds being donated to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) who are coordinating the appeal for aid in the disaster-hit region. Should you wish to contribute directly, donations to the appeal can be made by calling 0870 606 0900, or by visiting www.dec.org.uk|

This event is organised by LSE and the LSE Students' Union.

12 January 2005