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The South Asia Centre hosts a wide variety of events to encourage engagement between South Asia and the LSE.

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DEMOCRACY ON THE ROAD

Ruchir Sharma in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 18 February, 6.30pm

Speaker: Ruchir Sharma works at Morgan Stanley; he has authored one of the international bestsellers The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change of in the Post-Crisis World (2016). 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director, South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE. 

This event is free and open to all.

Entry will be on a first-come first-served basis. 


 

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LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2

Venue: UC Berkeley

Date: Friday, 22 February

The day-long conference will include 3 panel discussions on ‘Negotiating Uncertainty: Health, Politics and Environment in Bangladesh’, ‘The Entrepreneurship Model and Women's Empowerment', and ‘Forms of Sovereignty: Art, Cinema and Popular Culture'.

Invited participants include Adnan Hossain (VU Amsterdam), Allan de Souza (UC Berkeley), Isha Ray (UC Berkeley), Jade Benjamin-Chung (UC Berkeley), Juli Huang (@Juli_Q_Huang) (Edinburgh), Lamia Karim (Oregon), Lawrence Cohen (UC Berkeley), Lotte Hoek (Edinburgh), Madhuja Mukherjee (Jadavpur, Kolkata), Munis Faruqui (UC Berkeley), Nilanjan Sarkar (LSE), Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury (Amherst), Raka Ray (UC Berkeley), Sabina Rashid (BRAC, Dhaka), Sanchita Saxena (UC Berkeley) and Shameran Abed (@Shameran) (BRAC, Dhaka) .

David Lewis (LSE) will deliver the Keynote Address on ‘Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society Revisited’.

To view the complete programme, click here

This event is in collaboration with The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, UC Berkeley.


 

Bacha Khan

Annual Bacha Khan Lecture 

Experiments with Education for Peace in Pakistan's History 

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Date/Time: Saturday, 9 March, 6.30pm 

Participants: Khadim Hussain (@Khadimhussain4) -  Managing Director of Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF) & Rahmat Shah Sayel - prominent Pashto Poet and writer.

Chair: Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) - United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education and author of Let Her Fly (2018) & Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) - Director, South Asia Centre and author of The Pathan Unarmed (2000). 

This event is free and open to all but Registration is mandatory. Seating will be on a first-come first-served basis.  

This event is in collaboration with Bloomsbury Pakistan.


 

End of an Empire

End of Empire

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 11 March, 6.30pm

Speaker: Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) is author of Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire (2015). 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE. / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director of the South Asia Centre at LSE.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This lecture is organised in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.


 

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COLOMBO DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUES 3

Refugees, Asylum-seekers and the 2030 Agenda

Venue: Spice Rooms, The Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date/Time: Friday, 5 April, 4.00-6.30pm. 

Panelists include Menique Amarasinghe (Head of National Office, UNHCR Sri Lanka), Christopher Smith (Independent Researcher), and Susan Bird (Senior Regional Livelihoods Officer, UNHCR), amongst others.

The Dialogue will be moderated by Dr Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director, South Asia Centre.

This event is in collaboration with UNDP Sri Lanka.


 

Scotlands Empire

Scotland's Empire: The Scots in British India

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 8 April, 6.30pm

Speaker: Thomas Martin Devine is Professor Emeritus in history at the University of Edinburgh and author of Scotland's Empire: The Origins of the Global Diaspora (2012)

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE. / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director of the South Asia Centre at LSE.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This lecture is organised in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.