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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?|

India @ 70: Does forced philanthropy work?

The first session of India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017, presented by Apollo Tyres ltd, saw a confluence of corporate champions and civic campaigners consider contrasting courses for the conduct of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India. Harish Alagappa reviews the first panel of the summit.

Clause 135 of the Companies Act of 2013 directs companies that generate annual […]

April 1st, 2017|Economy, Education, Environment, Events, Featured, LSE|Comments Off on India @ 70: Does forced philanthropy work?|
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    India’s star shines bright: Assessing future potential on the 70th anniversary of independence

India’s star shines bright: Assessing future potential on the 70th anniversary of independence

On the eve of India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017, Arjun Bhatia discusses India’s potential for rapid economic growth, the question of ensuring inclusivity and the obstacles it faces in the global context. He writes that India’s ability to rise to these challenges depends on it harnessing its democratic dividend.

Amidst global economic challenges, “India’s star shines bright”. This […]

March 27th, 2017|Economy, Events, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on India’s star shines bright: Assessing future potential on the 70th anniversary of independence|

Looking forward to the first ever LSE Pakistan Summit

As the Pakistan @ 70: LSE Pakistan Summit 2017 approaches, Shema Bhujel reflects on LSE’s long-standing ties with Pakistan and introduces the four core topics that will be discussed as key issues which are shaping the future of this burgeoning nation.

LSE’s connections with Pakistan go back more than a century when its Founders – Sidney and Beatrice Webb – […]

March 24th, 2017|Development, Events, Featured, LSE, Politics, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Looking forward to the first ever LSE Pakistan Summit|
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    India @ 70: From inauspicious beginnings to a superpower in the making

India @ 70: From inauspicious beginnings to a superpower in the making

India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 will feature panels discussing concerns relevant to India’s future while also exploring the key moments that have shaped the course of independent Indian history. Harish Alagappa looks back at the political and economic developments of the last 70 years.

Urban legends purport that sometime in early August 1947 a group of astrologers met […]

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    Partition Museum Project: Creating a refuge for the memories of Partition

Partition Museum Project: Creating a refuge for the memories of Partition

India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 will feature an exhibition delivered in partnership with the Partition Museum Project. Here, Arjun Bhatia discusses how the Partition Museum in Amritsar was conceived to create a hub of artefacts, accounts and oral testimonies of the turbulent creation of independent India and the birth of Pakistan.

The partition of British India in 1947 […]

March 10th, 2017|Events, Featured, History|Comments Off on Partition Museum Project: Creating a refuge for the memories of Partition|
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    Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE

Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE

During his recent visit to the UK, the Minister of Finance of the Government of India Mr Arun Jaitley visited LSE to discuss his economic vision for India and engage in an audience discussion. The 100 Foot Journey Club event, held in partnership with the High Commission of India, was jointly hosted by the South Asia Centre and Financial […]

March 9th, 2017|Corruption, Economy, Events, Featured, LSE, Politics|Comments Off on Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE|

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