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.
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
Note to editors
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.
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