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Laura Bear

Alternatives to Austerity?

A Department of Anthropology public conversation

Thursday 9 June 2016

Listen to the podcast here.

Amartya Sen

Tales of the Unexpected: gender equality and social progress in Bangladesh 

A South Asia Centre, Gender Institute and Eva Colorni Memorial Trust  discussion 

Friday 3 June 2016

Listen to the podcast or watch the video here.

Raghuram Rajan

Rethinking the Global Monetary System

An Institute of Public Affairs public lecture

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Listen to the podcast or watch the video here.

Jairam Ramesh credit Yann Forget

India: The sustainable Green Growth challenge

An LSE India Observatory event

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Listen to the podcast here.

Shobhana Bhartia

Shobhana Bhartia in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee

A South Asia Centre public conversation

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Listen to the podcast or watch the video here.

The Great Tamasha

The Great Tamasha: Cricket, corruption and the turbulent rise of modern India

James Astill speaks about his new book and his encounters with cricketers, fans, businessmen, bookies, Bollywood stars and slum kids.

The Rise of the South

The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

Khalid Malik, the director of the UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, shares the findings of a new report and highlights the unprecedented speed and scale of the rise of the Global South.

The Thistle and the Drone

The Thistle and the Drone

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed discusses the adverse effects of the United States’ drone campaign, arguing that they exacerbate the already-broken relationship between central governments and the tribal societies on their periphery.


Revealing Indian Philanthropy

Mrs Rajashree Birla, Mr Dweep Chanana, Dr Ruth Kattumuri, and Mr Gautam Kumar discuss the critical role philanthropy plays in the development of India.

Muhammad Yunus

Banker to the Poor: Lifting Millions out of Poverty through Social Business

Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, discusses providing financial and social services to the poorest of the poor.

Macroeconomic Challenges

India: Macroeconomic Challenges, Some Reserve Bank Perspectives

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, reflects on India’s macroeconomic challenges, including the high current account deficit and rate of inflation.

Land of the Seven Rivers

Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography

Marking the launch of his new book, Sanjeev Sanyal looks at how India’s history was shaped by its rivers, mountains and cities.