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LSE India Summit 2017

India at 70

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'India at 70' logo with India's national tree, Indian banyan (Ficus benghalensis). Designed by Oroon Das.

'India at 70', the LSE India Summit 2017 (supported by Apollo Tyres Ltd.) 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.

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. Read the Summit Report  for an overview of speakers and sessions, as well as snapshots from the media coverage.

Written summaries for each of the panels are also available on our blog.

Working Papers

Read the working papers summarising the discussions and recommendations from each of the panels.

1. Working paper #1 Does forced philanthropy work? CSR in India
2. Working paper #2 Does India need 'Virtual Water' ?
3. Working paper #3 India Abroad: from third world to regional power
4. Working paper #4 Do we need a new constitution for India?



All sessions were livestreamed and the videos are available to view on our Facebook or our LSE India Summit 2017 playlist on YouTube. Read or watch the panel discussions:

Watch the inauguration

Watch or read 'Does forced philanthropy work?'

Watch or read 'Does India need virtual water?'

Watch 'LSE and India'

Watch or read 'India Abroad: from third world to regional power'

Watch or read 'Do we need a new constitution for India?


Throughout the summit, speakers took part in a series of additional conversations with LSE students to explore specific aspects of their work in more detail. Blog interviews are posted on the South Asia @ LSE blog regularly. 

Watch Mallika Ahluwalia speak on the Partition Museum Project.

Watch Rahul Bajaj  discuss Corporate Social Responsibility.

Watch Amita Baviskar and Tony Allen discuss water.

Watch Michael Cox explore LSE's relationship with India.

Watch Meera Shankar and Ashley J Tellis discuss foreign policy.

Watch Kalpana Kannabiran and Chintan Chandrachud discuss India's constitution.

Watch Mukulika Banerjee reflect on the second LSE India Summit.