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Sustaining Growth and promoting inclusion in India's Economy and Society

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India Observatory public debate

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2007
Time: 6.45-7.45pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Stuart Corbridge, Mr Anwar Hasan, Professor S Parasuraman, Professor Sir Nicholas Stern
Chair:  Professor Lord Meghnad Desai

Professor Stuart Corbridge is head of the Development Studies Institute, LSE. Mr Anwar Hasan, is managing director of Tata Ltd.UK. Professor S Parasuraman is Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Professor Sir Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics & Government and director of the Asia Research Centre at LSE.

Professor Lord Meghnad Desai is an emeritus professor of LSE.

The India Observatory is being established at LSE in 2007 will play a key role in progressing academic partnerships with India, to foster Indian academic talent, to promote a vibrant intellectual engagement between the UK, Europe and India, and to participate in wider international research networks with partners in Asia and beyond, as well as facilitating research training and graduate exchange.

LSE's association with the TATA family dates back to research funds obtained through assiduous pursuit by the founders Sidney and Beatrice Webb in 1912. The gift by the Sir Ratan Tata Foundation made the development of applied social studies possible. The bequest was renewed in 1996 into Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship at LSE and several South Asian young scholars had benefited from the support. The Sir Ratan Tata Trust is also supporting five Master's scholarships for Indian students at LSE in 2007.

In order to widen the horizon of TATA-LSE relationship in the context of global integration of knowledge and cutting edge social research, the Jamsetji Tata Trust wishes to support academic alliance between LSE and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, an institution originally established by Sir Dorbaji Tata Trust in 1936.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission. TISS has worked for the promotion of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice through its teaching, research, policy advocacy, field action and extension work. TISS has nearly 120 faculty members who work closely with government bodies, academic institutions, NGOs and activist groups, bilateral and multilateral agencies, media and communities in various initiatives. TISS offers academic programmes in social work, personnel management and industrial relations, hospital and health administration and social sciences.

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

For more information email r.kattumuri@lse.ac.uk.


A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.


A transcript of the speech by Professor S Parasuraman is now available to download

Download: Sustaining Growth and Promoting Inclusion in India's Economy and Society (pdf)