Our Mandate

We are a Research Centre devoted to the study of South Asia in all its manifest and liminal complexity, a platform for interdisciplinary and perspectival engagements with the region. As the world lives through the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre leads on the current crisis and possible post-pandemic scenarios, alongside various other concerns, through 

  • developing research resources, new and alternative academic initiatives and research agenda, from issues of poverty and opportunity to the role of artificial intelligence;
  • publishing high-quality and easily accessible academic blogposts on South Asia @ LSE;
  • curating events and creating opportunities for academic conversations in the United Kingdom, and in different countries in South Asia;
  • generating conversations on issues of global importance confronting South Asia;
  • placing our diverse and global student body at the heart of our activities and initiatives;
  • seeking innovative solutions to the region’s economic, demographic, and development challenges by harnessing LSE’s expertise;
  • developing networks between LSE academics and individuals, institutions and governments for collaborative activities to produce policy-focused knowledge, and create impact;
  • bringing new international audiences interested in South Asia to LSE;
  • conducting customised, world-class Executive Education programs that speak to contemporary challenges in South Asia, from politics and geostrategy to digitisation and artificial intelligence;
  • engaging alumni interested in South Asia across the world in our events, activities and initatives.