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    Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

LSE South Asia Centre hosted  Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Hon’ble Foreign Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh, to speak on the issue of the ‘Rohyngia Humanitarian Crisis’ on the 15 March 2018. The event took place following the second Strategic Dialogue earlier that day between the UK and Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about his interaction with Mr Haque and the event proceedings, where the foreign secretary gave an insightful, humble and compassionate […]

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    From South Asia @ LSE archives: 10 articles on Sino-South Asia relationship

From South Asia @ LSE archives: 10 articles on Sino-South Asia relationship

In the last few years, China has increased its geo-political influence in South Asia through its systematic investments in infrastructure and trade agreements in the region. From the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the proposed project of a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM) to the 99-year lease of Sri Lanka’s port of Hambantota, China has marked its presence significantly. To encourage debate […]

March 4th, 2018|Events, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on From South Asia @ LSE archives: 10 articles on Sino-South Asia relationship|
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    Announcing this weekend’s South Asia Summit: Debating topics of pan-South Asian significance

Announcing this weekend’s South Asia Summit: Debating topics of pan-South Asian significance

The LSE South Asia Centre will hold its annual summit at the Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House, on Saturday 10 March 2018. This summit is the first of its kind when issues relevant to the South Asian region will be discussed in a comparative perspective by a group of experts. Two themes will be addressed: ‘Is China South […]

March 3rd, 2018|Events, Featured|Comments Off on Announcing this weekend’s South Asia Summit: Debating topics of pan-South Asian significance|
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    Law, nationhood and the Constitution of India as a work of art

Law, nationhood and the Constitution of India as a work of art

As India celebrates its 68th Republic Day, in this photo essay Mahima A. Jain showcases the highlights of LSE South Asia Centre’s exhibition ‘Law and Nationhood: India at 70’ curated by Dr Nilanjan Sarkar and Dr Charlotte de Mille, and the story of the hand-written and illustrated Constitution of India.

In November 2017, snippets from the lives of four figures from India’s freedom struggle, their legal training and their time spent in London were displayed alongside a copy of […]

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    Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing and the International Community’s Response

Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing and the International Community’s Response

On November 7th in association with the LSE South Asia Centre, LSE’s SU Human Rights society and SU South Asia society co-hosted a panel discussion on the Rohingya crisis that has been unfolding in Myanmar. Rebecca Bowers reports.

The strong attendance in LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Centre highlighted the urgency of the humanitarian crisis currently taking place in Myanmar, which […]

November 14th, 2017|Events, Featured|Comments Off on Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing and the International Community’s Response|
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    Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

In its second year, the Future of Pakistan Conference was co-organised by LSESU Pakistan Development Society, LSE South Asia Centre and LSE Pakistan Society at the Shaw Library, LSE. The conference had panel discussions on politics, economy and foreign policy, with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi delivering the keynote address at LSE. Mahima A. Jain reports.

On 4 November 2017, […]

November 10th, 2017|Economy, Education, Environment, Events, Featured, LSE, Media, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology|Comments Off on Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan|
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    Despite security challenges, Afghanistan’s education system has come a long way

Despite security challenges, Afghanistan’s education system has come a long way

On 10 July 2017, the LSE’s Department of International Development hosted an event on The Role of Higher Education in Ensuring Afghanistan’s Prosperous Future. The participants included Dr Kenneth Holland, President at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF); Dr Said Tayeb Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the UK; and award winning anchor and correspondent Yalda Hakim. Here, the co-chair […]

July 17th, 2017|Education, Events, Featured, LSE, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Despite security challenges, Afghanistan’s education system has come a long way|

India @70: Citizenship and the Constitution of India

Harish Alagappa and Sonali Campion report from the second day of India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017, which saw an engaging panel that featured some of India’s leading legal experts explore the history and future of the longest written constitution in the world.

Speaking from her years of experience documenting and fighting injustice, Kalpana Kannabiran, Director of the […]

April 7th, 2017|Education, Events, Featured, Politics|Comments Off on India @70: Citizenship and the Constitution of India|
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    India @ 70: Constraints and opportunities for an emerging superpower

India @ 70: Constraints and opportunities for an emerging superpower

Panel 3 at India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 explored India’s evolving foreign policy and the challenges that could disrupt its emergence as a superpower in the medium term. In this post, Arjun Bhatia presents an overview of the key arguments presented by the panellists.

For a country of over 1.25 billion people, superlatives come in abundance. India is […]

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    India @ 70: Is ‘virtual water’ a useful concept for India?

India @ 70: Is ‘virtual water’ a useful concept for India?

The second panel at the LSE India Summit 2017, presented by Apollo Tyres Ltd, reflected on India’s water security and understanding how water is used – or indeed overused – in certain sectors. Arjun Bhatia offers a summary of the session.

India is home to nearly a fifth of humanity, but it only holds four per cent of the world’s […]

April 2nd, 2017|Environment, Events, Featured, LSE|Comments Off on India @ 70: Is ‘virtual water’ a useful concept for India?|

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