Michaelmas Term 2020

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Beatrice & Sidney Webb: The Race for LSE

Date/Time: Tuesday, 17 November/4-5.30 pm

Speakers: Michael Cox is Professor & Co-Founder of LSE IDEAS where he is currently Senior Fellow, and author of a new history of LSE, 'The School: LSE and the Making of the Modern World' (forthcoming); Sue Donnelly is Archivist, London School of Economics and Political Science; Kevin Morgan is Professor of Politics and Contemporary History, University of Manchester, and has published extensively on the Webbs; Chris Renwick (@ChrisRenwick) is Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of York, and author of British Sociology’s Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past and Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State.

Moderator: Andrew Harrop (@andrew_harrop) is General Secretary, Fabian Society.

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre. 

This event is part of LSE 125 Years anniversary celebrations, and in collaboration with Fabian Society

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SUHELDEV: The King Who Saved India

Date/Time: Wednesday, 11 November/4-5:30pm UK Time.

Author Amish Tripathi (@authoramish),  Director, Nehru Centre, London, and author of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India will be in conversation with Nilanjan Sarkar Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre, whose research interest is in the history of medieval India. 

This event is part of the 100 Foot Journey Club, held in collaboration with the High Commission of India in the UK.

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FACT & FICTION: 'Outrage: 'Religious Offence' in South Asia Today'

Date/Time: Tuesday, 27 October/3-5:00pm UK Time.

Speakers: Utsav Bains (@utsavbains) is a Human Rights lawyer based in New Delhi; Amber Darr (@AmberMDarr) is a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Lecturer in Law, Coventry University;  Paul Fuller lectures in Buddhist studies at Bath Spa University, and specialises in Buddhist philosophy and engaged Buddhism; Kathinka Frøystad (@kfroystad) is Professor in Modern Asian Studies, University of Oslo; Iselin Frydenlund (@IselinFryd) is Professor at the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo; Sara Hossain is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and an activist; Paul Rollier is Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies, University of St. Gallen.

Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

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Date/Time: Wednesday, 21 October/3-5:00pm UK Time

Speakers: Aparna Chandra (@ataparnachandra) is Associate Professor of Law, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; Osama Siddique (@DrOsamaSiddique) is Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives, Lahore, and author of Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice; Aritha Wickramasinghe  (@aritha) is a lawyer, and Director of the Equality, Law & Justice Programme, iProbono, Colombo.

ModeratorMariam Faruqi is South Asia Regional Director, iProbono, London.

Chair: Alnoor Bhimani (@AlnoorBhimani) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

This event was held in collaboration with iProbono.

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GEOPOLITICS beyond BORDERS: The Dragon's Ring -- China in South Asia

Date/Time: Tuesday, 13 October / 3 pm

SpeakersFilippo Boni (@FilippoBoni1) is Lecturer in Politics & International Studies, Open University, UK; Li Li is Deputy Director-General and Senior Fellow, The Institute for International Relations, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Rahul Roy-Chaudhury is Senior Fellow for South Asia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London; Nilanthi Samaranayake is Director, Strategy & Policy Analysis Program, Center for Naval Analysis (CNA), Virginia, USA.

ModeratorChris Alden is Professor, LSE International Relations, and Co-Director, LSE IDEAS.

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

This event was held in collaboration with LSE IDEAS and The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London.

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FACT & FICTION: Everyday Justice in Myanmar

Date/Time: Friday, 9 October / 4 pm

SpeakersDaniel Aguirre (@KDanielAguirre) is Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Roehampton; Michael W. Charney is Professor of Asian and Military History, SOAS; Helene Maria Kyed (@HeleneKyed) is Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen; Mi Thang Sorn Poine is Senior Research Officer at EMReF, and a member of the EverJust Research Group in Yangon.

ModeratorHans Steinmüller (@steinmuller) is Associate Professor, LSE Anthropology, and an Associate at LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

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

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TOUGH TALK: Are South Asians Racist? 

Date/Time: Wednesday, 30 September/3:00pm

SpeakersGurpreet Kaur (Jasmine Morris) (@turbandexplorer) is a writer and young activist who advocates for multicultural inclusion within the Sikh community; Hsu Yadanar Htun is one of the organisers of the 'Don’t Call Me K Word' campaign, and a feminist advocate in Rangoon, Myanmar; Nirosha Kulasekara is a Student Counselor at the University of Colombo, and has worked closely with Sri Lankan Africans for several years, including being a translator for the community at academic events; Malini Ranganathan (@maliniranga) is Associate Professor, School of International Service, and is Interim Faculty Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University, Washington D.C.; Ngurang Reena (@NgurangReena) is a first-generation researcher, writer and activist from Arunachal Pradesh in North-East India, and is currently a PhD scholar at the Centre for European Studies, JNU, New Delhi; Hurmat Ali Shah (@iconcoclastary) is a Pashtun from Pakistan, until recently Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Ryerson University, Toronto. His profile on LinkedIn says that Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan guided him to have a sense of identity, and Walter Benjamin mentors him from his grave; Beheroze F Shroff (@beheroze) is Lecturer in Asian American Studies, University of California, Irvine, and her research focuses on the Sidi community in India.

Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

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