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LSE Asia Forum in New Delhi, 7 December 2006

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LSE Asia ForumThe London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will host the third LSE Asia Forum in the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, India, on 7 December 2006.

The Forum, which will honour the late IG Patel, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former director of LSE, will focus on the issue, 'Challenging Globalisation - Reform, Governance and Society'. It aims to investigate the challenges of configuring organisations, public policies and social institutions so as to achieve a sustainable balance between the social, political and economic opportunities offered by globalisation. An honorary fellow of LSE, Dr IG Patel was LSE's ninth director from 1984-90.

The Forum in New Delhi will be opened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will address the overall conference theme in his keynote speech. This will be followed by three sessions, each investigating one of the three core themes of the Forum: reform, governance and society.

Each session will be led by an LSE academic speaker and will include contributions from Lord Meghnad Desai, professor emeritus of economics, LSE; Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi; and Sir Nicholas Stern, second permanent secretary to the UK Treasury and former chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank.

Dr Razeen Sally|, head of LSE's International Trade Policy Unit, and Professor Danny Quah|, head of LSE's Department of Economics will also lead and contribute to the discussions. Howard Davies|, Director of LSE, will open and close the Forum.

Each of the three panel sessions will address a core theme of the Forum:

  • Session I - Reforming Infrastructure - Private Entrepreneurship and Public Goods
  • Session II - Governing Trade - International Trade Policy and Local Development
  • Session III - Moderating Society - International Relations and Global Crises.

This year's Forum will be held in India to renew and develop LSE's strong links with Indian academic institutions, government and corporate bodies, as well as to exchange knowledge and contribute to broader policy issues. LSE hopes to build strong relationships with the corporate sector in order to benefit from their knowledge and expertise of India and regional markets and to collaborate on joint research and policy development.

Prior to this event, there will also be a roundtable forum for Indian media leaders| hosted by LSE's new journalism and society think-tank, POLIS, in New Delhi on Wednesday 6 December.

LSE is hosting the Forum in association with a number of long term institutional LSE partners including the Reserve Bank of India, Tata Sons Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

For more information on the LSE Asia Forum, please see www.lse.ac.uk/india| 

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LSE is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. With students from 140 countries around the world, it seeks to develop intellectual and academic links internationally. LSE has around 220 students from India, and many more from the rest of Asia, who form a significant part of its student body of around 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The LSE Asia Forum is an annual event bringing together LSE's key partners in the region. LSE has a long-standing association with Asia and has historically attracted very talented students and staff from all major Asian countries, and has been active in building partnerships with business and governments for many years. LSE has been at the forefront of the analysis of globalisation and is the alma mater of many public leaders in Asia.

Press cuttings

Times of India
Nicholas Stern set to resume his India study
(7 Dec 06)
British economist Nicholas Stern will return to India to study the economy and society in Palanpur village in Uttar Pradesh. LSE director, Howard Davies said Stern would return to study rural Indian economy under a new research programme called Indian Observatory of the London School of Economics and Political Science.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/India_Business/Nicholas_Stern_set_to_resume_his_India_study/articleshow/733437.cms|  

Press Information Bureau, India
PM's address at LSE Asia Forum conference in memory of Dr IG Patel (7 Dec 06)
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, inaugurated a Conference of the London School of Economics Asia Forum in memory of Dr IG Patel, here today. Click link for full speech.
http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=22902| 

The Hindu News
SBI may enter equity market to raise Tier I capital (7 Dec 06)
State Bank of India today also entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Reserve Bank and LSE to establish an IG Patel Chair and an LSE India Observatory. The new Chair is named after I G Patel, the former governor of RBI, who was also the ninth director of LSE. The MoU was signed by LSE Director Howard Davies, Reserve Bank of India Governor YV Reddy and SBI Chairman OP Bhat.  

Rediff News, India
'West must accept consequences of the rise of Asia' (7 Dec 06)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will travel to The Philippines for the ASEAN Summit next week, inaugurated the third London School of Economics Asia Forum at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, on 7 December. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/dec/07pm.htm| 

Business Standard
PM says West must accept rise of India, China
(7 Dec 06)
The West ought to come to terms with the rise of India and China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked global institutions to evolve and change for accommodating the new reality in the multilateral framework. Restructuring of United Nations and UN Security Council is as important as reforms in global trading regime, the prime minister said at the London School of Economics Asia Forum here.

Telugu Portal, India
Rise of India, China will alter global income balance: PM
(7 Dec 06)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said while there were ample studies on the benefits of free movement of goods and investment, the same was not true for professionals where India has an edge. 'There are many questions pertaining to the globalisation of lifestyles and its consequences for consumption, and their impact on the world environment,' the prime minister said at the London School of Economics Asia Forum here. 

Domain-B, India
London School of Economics' Asia forum to be held in New Delhi (1 Dec 06)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will host the Third LSE Asia Forum 2006 on 7 December 2006, in New Delhi. The Forum, which will honour the late IG Patel, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former director of LSE, will focus on the theme, Challenging Globalisation - Reform, Governance and Society.
http://www.domain-b.com/management/general/20061201_forum.html| 

The Times of India
Asian trade needs coalitions of the willing
(22 November)
Article by Razeen Sally, senior lecturer in international political economy at the School. 

Media Newswire
LSE Asia Forum in New Delhi, 7 December 2006 (15 Nov 06)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will host the third LSE Asia Forum in the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, India on 7 December 2006.
http://media-newswire.com/release_1039417.html| 

The Times of India (31 October)
The future of central banking
Article by Howard Davies, LSE director. 

14 November 2006

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