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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|0 Comments|
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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, […]

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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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