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Events

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All events in 2021-22 are online, and usually on Thursday afternoons UK time. Please note variant days/times for the events on 4 May & 16 June. 

Registration is free but essential to receive the Livestream link for the event.

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'90 Days & 50 Dollars': Idi Amin, Uganda & the Disbursal of South Asians

Thursday | 19 May 2022 | 3.30pm UK

Roundtable to mark the 50th anniversary of the disbursal of South Asians/Indians from Uganda in 1972 on the orders of President Idi Amin.

SpeakersSana Aiyar is Associate Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (@MITIndiaProgram), with research specialism in South Asian diasporas. She is author of Indians in Kenya: The Politics of Diaspora (2015); Saima Nasar is Lecturer in the History of Africa & Its Diasporas, Department of History (@UoBrisHistory), University of Bristol. She is currently completing her monograph titled 'Fragile Citizenship: The Diasporic Histories of Britain's East African Asians'; Richard Reid is Professor of African History, University of Oxford (@OxfordHistory), and author of A History of Modern Uganda (2017), amongst others; Becky Taylor is Professor of Modern History (@UEA_History) & Member of the Migration Research Network, University of East Anglia. She is author, most recently, of Refugees in Twentieth-Century Britain: A History (2021).

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE).

Photo credit: 'Expelled Asians in The Netherlands after leaving Uganda, 1972', Wikipedia.

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Taliban & State-building in Afghanistan

Thursday | 26 May 2022 | 3.30pm UK

Roundtable on state-building under the Taliban in Afghanistan, with Speakers from within and outside the country.

SpeakersObaidullah Baheer (@ObaidullaBaheer) was, until August 2021, Lecturer in Transitional Justice at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, and more recently, Visiting Scholar at The New School, New York. He lives in Kabul, and has been a vocal advocate of inclusive & citizen-centric state-building in Afghanistan; Romain Malejacq (@afghanopoly) is Assistant Professor in International Relations, Radboud University (Radboud_Uni), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and is author of Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan (2019); Mahbouba Seraj (@SerajMahbouba) is Director, Afghan Women Skills Development Center (@AWSDC1) and Founder & President, Organisation for Research in Peace & Solidarity -- both in Kabul. Seraj lives in Kabul, advocating for the rights of women in Afghanistan.

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE).

Photo credit: Joel Heard, Unsplash

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The Importance of Being a Woman Business School Dean

Thursday | 9 June 2022 | 3.30pm UK

This panel discussion will focus on barriers women face as managers, and what Business Schools can do to prepare them for success.

SpeakersAsma Hyder (@AsmaHyder) is Professor & Dean, School of Economics & Social Sciences (@IBACBER), Institute of Business Administration (@ibakarachi), Karachi, Pakistan; Leila Triki (@leilatriki) is Dean, Mediterranean School of Business (MSB), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (@USEKOfficial), Lebanon; Rama Yelkur is Dean, College of Business (@twucob), Texas Woman's University (@txwomans).

ChairAlnoor Bhimani (@AlnoorBhimani) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE), and Professor of Management Accounting (@LSE_Accounting) at LSE.

Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema, 'The Most Intimidating Thing as a Designer', Unsplash

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THE SPICE ROUTE: Connected Histories in South & Southeast Asia

Thursday | 16 June 2022 |12.30pm UK | 7.30pm Singapore

Roundtable with historians & art historians, discussing the connected histories between South & Southeast Asia along the spice trade routes.

Speakers: Daud Ali is Associate Professor in South Asia Studies (@SouthAsiaPenn) at the University of Pennsylvania (@Penn), a historian of early medieval South Asia & has researched/published on historical connections between South & Southeast Asia; William Dalrymple (@DalrympleWill) is a multi-award winning historian & writer; his forthcoming book, 'The Golden Road', looks at the connected histories of South & Southeast Asia, particularly those emanating from India; Vidya Dehejia is Barbara Stoler Miller (Emerita) Professor of Indian & South Asian Art in the Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University (@Columbia), and has published extensively on South & Southeast Asian art; Elizabeth Lambourn is Professor of Material Histories, De Montfort University (@dmuleicester), and is an expert on Indian Ocean histories from AD 600-1500 on which she has published several monographs.

DiscussantJeffrey Say is an art historian specialising in Singapore & Southeast Asian art histories at LaSalle College of the Arts (@LASALLESG), Singapore, and co-editor of Institutions, Intersections, Innovations: A Reader in Singapore Modern Art (forthcoming).

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE)

This event is in collaboration with LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Photo credit: Crawford Jolly, Unsplash 

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