Pakistan Events Archive



Youth bulge or bomb? Harnessing the potential of Pakistani youth

South Asia Centre Event

Thursday 28th April


TW1.G.01 (please note Tower 1 is currently only accessible via the Clements Inn gates, next to the Royal Courts of Justice)

Speakers: Marc-André Franche (Country Director UNDP Pakistan, @MAFundp), Emrys Schoemaker (Communications & Conflict Specialist and LSE PhD candidate, @emrys_s). 

Chair: Dr Mahvish Shami (Assistant Professor, Department of International Development, LSE)

Is youth engagement the key to improving human development and peace in Pakistan? This talk will look into the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan’s youth bulge, with specific focus on the role of youth engagement as a strategy to promote human development and peace.

Fore more information please click here.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Please email  if you have any queries.

Book cover of Omar Hamid's novel 'The Prisoner'

Omar Hamid in discussion with Huma Yusuf  

South Asia Centre  book discussion

Friday 18th March

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ronald Coase Lecture Theatre, 32L.LG.04

Omar Hamid will be discussing with journalist Huma Yusuf his two books - 'The Prisoner' and 'The Spinner's Tale' 

'The Prisoner' is a thriller inspired by the events surrounding the abduction and murder of Wall Street Journal's Daniel Pearl in 2002 .'The Spinner's Tale' follows the different paths taken by two school friends into adulthood and how far apart their worlds become.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

Please email  if you have any queries

S Ibnes Abbas addressing alumni with Craig Calhoun and Mukulika Banerjee

Reception for LSE Alumni from Pakistan in the UK

On Tuesday 16th February 2016, the South Asia Centre held a reception for LSE Alumni from Pakistan in the UK where they met the LSE President & Director, Professor Craig Calhoun, and His Excellency Mr. S. Ibne Abbas, High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK. 

Dr Mukulika Banerjee also spoke about the South Asia Centre and it's imminent trip to Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Thanks to all alumni who came, and for the support given by members of the LSE SU Pakistan Society and LSE SU Pakistan Development Society. It was great to meet you and hope to see you at South Asia Centre events in the near future

Photos of the event are on our Facebook page here

DSC prize

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Shortlisting Announcement

An LSE South Asia Centre event

Thursday 26 November 2015
Shaw Library, LSE

More event details and information about the DSC Prize here.