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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:

Dalits and Adivasis in India’s Business Economy: Three Essays and an Atlas
A discussion of the most recent book of Professor Barbara Harriss-White.
Senior Research Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford.
22 April 2014. 5-7pm. SOAS Brunei Gallery, B320.
Organised at SOAS by the SOAS Labour Cluster.

Inequality and Poverty in South Asia. Two Day Workshop.
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 April 2014.
Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Dalit Discrimination in Contemporary India and in the UK.
Thursday 8 May 2014: 10.00am-12.00pm.
Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
123rd Birth Anniversary Commemoration of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.
Speakers: Arun Kumar, Jayaseelan Raj, Clarinda Still, Santosh Das.
Chair: Alpa Shah.
Jointly organized with Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations, UK and Asia Research Centre, LSE.
This seminar will be followed by an event at the House of Lords.

Debates in Economics on Growth and Poverty in India.
Please note this event has been cancelled. 
A Discussion with Matthew McCartney.
(Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford).
Thursday 15 May 2014: 2.00-4.00pm.
6.06 A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
This session is especially for anthropologists who are welcome as long as they’ve done the readings.

Boundedness and Supra-locality: Assessing Change in a Village in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, 1994-2012.
Thursday 15 May 2014: 4.30-6.30pm.
Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
Speaker: Ravi Srivastava.
(Professor of Economics, Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University).
Discussant: John Harriss.
(Professor, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver).

Poverty Measurements
Speaker: Ravi Srivastava
Friday 16 May 2014: 2-4pm.
6.06 A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Reframing Inequalities LSE Law Department One Day Conference.
Thursday 22 May 2014.
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.
This British Academy one-day conference is organised by Dr Mara Malagoldi and Professor Nicky Lacey in the LSE Law Department.
Please see their website for further details and registration.

Dalit Solidarity Network
Speaker: Meena Verma
Wednesday 28 May 2014: 12.30-2pm
6.06 A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Working for the Few: Political Capture and Economic Inequality
Seminar with Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva (Oxfam Research Director) on the recent Oxfam report on inequality.
Discussed by Sir John Hills, Professor of Social Policy, Director of Center for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
Wednesday 28 May 2014: 4.30 ­ 6.00 pm.
Seligman Library, Old Building, LSE.

Caste and Race.
A Discussion with Chris Fuller.
(Professor, Department of Anthropology, LSE).
Friday 30 May 2014: 2.00-4.00pm.
6.06 A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
All welcome as long as you have done the readings.

From Ideology to Cognition: what cognitive anthropology might tell us about various dimensions of inequality.
A Discussion with Maurice Bloch.
(Professor, Department of Anthropology, LSE).
Thursday 5 June 2014: 4.00-6.00pm.
6.06A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
All welcome as long as you have done the readings.

Poverty Measurements, Processes and Social Security Measures in India.
Half Day Seminar.Thursday 12 June 2014: 2.00-6.30pm.
Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Panel A: 2.00-4.00 pm.
The Long Road to Social Security Measures in India.
Speaker: K P Kannan.
(Honorary Professor of Development Economics, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi).

Panel B: 4.30-6.30pm.
Poverty in India.
The Social Face of Poverty in India: Macro-economic data.
Speaker: K P Kannan.
(Honorary Professor of Development Economics, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi).
India Today: Processes of Persistent Poverty.
Speakers: Stuart Corbridge and John Harriss.
(Stuart Corbridge is Provost and Professor of Development Studies, LSE). 
(John Harriss is Professor, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver).

How Inclusive is India’s Growth?
Speaker: KP Kannan 
Friday 13 June 2014: 2.00-4pm
6.06A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Hierarchy, Oppression and Exploitation.
A Discussion with David Graeber.
(Professor, Department of Anthropology, LSE).
Thursday 19 June 2014: 4.00-6.00pm.
6.06A, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.
All welcome as long as you have done the readings. 

Inequality, Industry and Poverty: LSE and Max Planck Two Day Round Table.
Thursday 24 – Friday 26 June 2014.
Max Planck Institute, Halle.
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