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LSE India Summit 2017

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India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 took place at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi from 29-31 March. There were four panel discussions on contemporary issues, namely Corporate Social Responsibility in India, the concept of virtual water, foreign policy, and the Constitution. In addition, there was a special exhibition curated by the Partition Museum, a conversation on LSE’s longstanding relationship with India featuring Professors Michael Cox and Ramachandra Guha and a workshop on quantitative methods for the social sciences. Explore the links below for multimedia and blog content generated at the second LSE India Summit. 

  Partition Museum Exhibition  Mallika Ahluwalia

Summit Report

More than 600 people attended over the three days including journalists, academics from India and abroad, policymakers, diplomats and both former and current LSE students. Take a look at the Summit Report  for an overview of speakers and sessions, as well as snapshots from the media coverge.

     Dominic Asquith  Mukulika Banerjee at India at 70  George Gaskell

Session Videos and Summaries

All sessions were livestreamed and the videos are available to view on our Facebook. Click the links below to watch individual panels. Written summaries for each of the panels are also available on our blog.

Inauguration [video]

Does Forced Philanthropy Work? [video][blog]

Does India Need Virtual Water? [video][blog]

LSE and India [video]

India Abroad: From Third World to Regional Power [video][blog]

Do we need a new Constitution for India? [video]  [blog]

   CSR panel


Throughout the speakers took part in a series of additional conversations with LSE students to explore specific aspects of their work in more detail. Interviews are being posted on the South Asia @ LSE blog every other week, and you can view the latest entries here.

   Water panel small  Meera Shankar FP panel

Video Interviews

Selected speakers recorded short video clips to expand on questions raised during the panels. Click on the links below or find our LSE India Summit 2017 playlist on YouTube here.

Partition Museum Project: Mallika Ahluwalia

CSR: Rahul Bajaj

Water: Professor Amita BaviskarProfessor Tony Allen

LSE-India relationship: Professor Micheal Cox

Foreign Policy: Meera ShankarDr Ashley J Tellis

Constitution: Professor Kalpana KannabiranChintan Chandrachud

Creating a new kind of conversation: Dr Mukulika Banerjee

   Constitution Panel