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PLEASE NOTE that most events in this term are ONLINE only; one is HYBRID. 



Wednesday, 6 March 2024 | Pankhurst House (LSE), Room 2.01 | 12noon UK 

HYBRID (Registration details below)

This lecture spotlights commonalities & divergences between Burma/Myanmar & the Netherlands East India/Indonesia, situating Myanmar in the broader historical context of the Indian Ocean, and thus of South and Southeast Asia. 

SPEAKER: John Sidel is Sir Patrick Gillam Chair Professor in International and Comparative Politics at LSE, Director, LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, with research specialism in Indonesia and the Philippines. His most recent monograph is Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia (2021).        

DISCUSSANTS: Michael Charney (@mikecharneyuk) is Professor of Asian & Military History at SOAS, and author of A History of Modern Burma (2015); Dr Anja Karlsson Franck (@anja_franck) is Associate Professor in Peace & Development Studies at the University of Gothenburg with research interest in borders & international migration in Southeast Asia, and co-author, most recently, of 'Hacking Migration Control: Repurposing and Reprogramming Deportability' (2023); Dr Avinash Paliwal (@PaliwalAvi) is Reader in International Relations at SOAS, and author of India's Near East: A New History (forthcoming 2024).   

CHAIR: Dr Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE). 

This event is in collaboration with LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

Please click here to register (free) to attend online (via Zoom); and click here to register (free) if you would like to attend in person.   

Image © Dan Gold, Unsplash. 



Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | 3pm UK | 8.30pm Sri Lanka | 9pm Bangladesh 


A panel discussion, drawing on an LSE-AFSEE research project on entrepreneurship advice in Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, and its important implications for the reproduction of rural-urban & social inequalities even as it supports economic growth.   

SPEAKERS: Dr Rebecca Bowers (@reb_bowers) is Visiting Fellow in Anthropology, LSE; Dr Luke Heslop (@LAHeslop) is Lecturer in Anthropology & Global Challenges, Brunel University, London; David Lewis (@lewisd100) is Professor of Anthropology & Development at LSE; Tasmiah Rahman (@TasmiahRahman7) is Associate Director, Skills Development Programme, BRAC, Dhaka; Anjali Sarker (@anjalisarker) is Programme Manager at The Oxford Character Project, University of Oxford; Anushka Wijesinha (@anushwij) is Co-Founder & Director, Centre for a Smart Future, Colombo.      

CO-CHAIRS: Alnoor Bhimani (@AlnoorBhimani) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE), Professor of Management Accounting at LSE, and author of, amongst others, Financial Management for Technology Start-Ups: A Handbook for Growth (2017); Deborah James FBA (@djameslse) is Professor of Anthropology at LSE, author of Money from Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa (2014), and currently engaged in an ESRC-funded project titled 'An Ethnography of Advice: Between Market, Society and the Declining Welfare State'.

This event is in collaboration with the LSE Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) program, part of the LSE International Inequalities Institute.       

Please e-mail to register free for the event; the livestream link will be sent to all registered attendees on the day of the event.

Image © Riccardo Annandale, 2016, Unsplash




Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | 3pm UK | 8pm Pakistan


A panel discussion with the author of Jihadism in Pakistan: Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and the Local Militants (2023), and experts, on the dynamics of the many extremist groups in Pakistan, their complex relationship with Pakistan's state & security agencies, and how these groups have remained ubiquitous against the odds.

SPEAKERS: Abdul Basit  is Senior Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, National University of Singapore, and co-author of Dynamics of Taliban Insurgency in FATA (2013); Dr Antonio Giustozzi (@AntonioGiustoz2) is Visiting Fellow at the LSE South Asia Centre, and is affiliated with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London. He is author of Jihadism in Pakistan: Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and Local Militants (2023) -- the book being discussed at this event; Dr Farzana Shaikh (@DrFarzanaShaik1) is Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House, London, and an expert on South Asian security issues; Abubakar Siddque (@sid_abu) is a journalist at RFE/RL's 'Radio Azadi', specialises in the coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and author of The Pashtun Question: The Unresolved Key to the Future of Afghanistan and Pakistan (2014).             

CHAIR: Dr Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE). 

Please e-mail to register free for the event; the livestream link will be sent to all registered attendees on the day of the event.