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South Asia @ LSE is now part of the South Asia Centre, which was established in 2015. The new Centre marks a step-change in LSE’s engagement with the subcontinent. The Centre harnesses the world class inter- and multi-disciplinary expertise of over 70 academics working on the region to underwrite the School’s fundamental mission of impacting public awareness through informed knowledge.

All activities of the Centre focus on public engagement and impact, capacity and skills development, and the creation of a global platform to engage with South Asia – whose particularities constantly challenge conventional social science thinking about the region.

The mission of the South Asia Centre is to work with individuals, organisations, think tanks, the media, governments and parastatal institutions to debate South Asia amidst its constituent countries and with the world at large through multi-faceted dialogue and debate, and position it as a dynamic global region influencing wider challenges and powers. The Centre’s activities at once capture and animate the multiple alternative and varied global frames of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and their role in the making of the Asian century.

The South Asia Centre is part of the Institute of Global Affairs, alongside several other region-focused Centres at LSE.

LSE Experts

For a full list of LSE academics working on South Asia, visit the South Asia Centre website here. For academic profiles, publications references and links to published research, please see the LSE Experts Directory.


Upcoming South Asia-related events at LSE and in London, can also be found on the South Asia Centre website.


You can find write-ups of recent events on the blog here. Videos and podcasts of selected South Asia events at LSE can also be found here.

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