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Current Events | Anthropology 

Inequality and Poverty
Research Seminars, Lectures and Workshops Programme

We organise a range of events that will help us think about Inequality and Poverty. Most of these events are open to anyone who is interested in participating. Below you will find a series of events that we have organised or our team has significantly contributed to:

Inequality and Poverty Seminar series – Summer Term 2016.
6.06 A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
Please note, you are welcome as long as you have done the readings for each seminar.

Dr Ambedkar’s Relevance Today and in the Future.
Speaker: Amartya Sen.
(Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University).
Thursday 16 June: 10.00am-2.00pm.
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.
Jointly organised with the Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations, UK and the India Observatory, LSE.

Ambedkar Dialogues – Challenges Faced by Ambedkarite Radicalism Today: Interrogating Attempts to Silence Debates on Caste. 
Speakers: David Mosse, Alpa Shah, Jens Lerche, George Kunnath, Clarinda Still, Sruti Herbert and Murali Shanmugavelan.
Friday 20 May 2016: 10.00am-1.00pm.
SOAS Brunei Gallery, B104.
Jointly organised with the Department of Social Anthropology/ South Asia Institute, SOAS.

Kalkimanthankatha (The Churning of Kalki).
With Director Ashish Avikunthak.
Discussant: Alpa Shah.
Chair: Vikram Thakur.
Friday 6 May 2016: 4.00-7.30pm.
32 L. LG.03, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Ashish Avikunthak.

Casteism and Other Bigotries in India.
Speakers: Amrit Wilson, Murali Shanmugavelan, Jayaseelan Raj, Sayantan Mondal, Nitasha Kaul, Dalel Benbabaali, Dibyesh Anand. 
Monday 8 February 2016: 6.00-8.00pm.
Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster.

The Political Success of the Dalit Movement in North India: A Historical Perspective – 124th Birth Anniversary Commemoration of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Speaker: Ramnarayan S Rawat
(Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delaware)
Discussant: Jens Lerche
Chair: Alpa Shah
Wednesday 17 June 2015: 2.30-4.00pm.
6.06 A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
Jointly organised with the Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations, UK.
Read a review of the event by Sonali Campion here.