The South Asia Centre is proud to collaborate with DIFFICULT DIALOGUES to host the ‘LSE India Summit 2016’ in Goa from 28th – 30th of January 2016. The three day event will include four panel discussions, alongside an exhibition of rare documents from the archives of the Reserve Bank of India, and two specially curated talks, one by the Serbian political thinker Srdja Popovic on non-violent forms of protest, and the other by award-winning novelist Amitav Ghosh on trading and traveling by Indian merchants to China in the 19th century.
About LSE and The South Asia Centre
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Established in 2015, the South Asia Centre marks a step-change in LSE’s engagement with the region. LSE has more than 70 subject experts whose teaching and research interests concern South Asia; the Centre harnesses this world class inter- and multi-disciplinary expertise 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 central 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 changes, 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.
Following panels were organised as a part of the LSE India Summit:
- Global Finance
- Talks & Exhibition
- India & West Asia
- Civil Society