Lent Term 2016

Past Events

Read about our past events in Lent Term 2016 and access podcasts and blog posts.


LSE SU India Forum: India's Growing Global Footprint 

Tuesday 19th March 2016

The LSE SU India Forum (LIF) is a day-long conference that aims to promote vibrant discussions on issues facing contemporary India through keynote speeches and panel discussions by renowned experts across various fields.



Omar Hamid in discussion with Huma Yusuf  

Friday 18th March

Omar Hamid will be discussing with journalist Huma Yusuf his two books - The Prisoner and The Spinner's Tale. 

The Prisoner is a thriller inspired by the events surrounding the abduction and murder of Wall Street Journal's Daniel Pearl in 2002. The Spinner's Tale follows the different paths taken by two school friends into adulthood and how far apart their worlds become.



Of Housing and Politics: Mapping political opportunities for mobilising in Bangalore, India.

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Speaker: Dr Swetha Rao Dhananka 

What are the conditions for the emergence of a social movement on the issue of adequate housing for the urban poor in the city of Bangalore? Swetha Rao Dhananka will discuss her research into the articulation of political opportunities given by the Indian post-colonial, legal and policy framework with the action repertoires of differently resourced civil society organisations.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion session around the themes raised by the research. 

Swetha Rao Dhananka is a post-doc fellow sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation and hosted by UCL’s Development Planning Unit and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements in Bangalore, India. She received the faculty prize from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) for her doctoral research on Politics and Housing for Bangalore’s urban poor.



'Nepal After the Constitution' - a round table discussion

An LSESU Nepalese Society event

Thursday 11th February 2016


  • Professor Michael Hutt, Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies at SOAS and Director of SOAS South Asia Institute
  • Dr Punam Yadav, Visiting and Teaching Fellow at LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
  • Dr Chandra Laksamba, Former Executive Director and Senior Research Officer at Centre for Nepal Studies, UK
  • Dr Mara Malagodi, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE’s Law Department



LSE India Summit 2016

Thursday 28-Saturday 30 January 2016

Cidade de Goa & The International Centre Goa

The three day event will include four panel discussions, alongside an exhibition of rare documents from the archives of the Reserve Bank of India, and two specially curated talks by Serbian political thinker Srdja Popovic and award-winning novelist Amitav Ghosh.

For more information click here.