Published On: Tue, Feb 7th, 2017

LSE India Summit to debate core issues as India commemorates 70 years of Independence

lsesummitNew Delhi: The London School of Economics’ South Asia Center will hold its annual flagship summit – LSE India Summit from 29th – 31st March, 2017, at the Stein Auditorium, India
Habitat Center, New Delhi. The ‘India at 70: LSE India Summit 2017’ that commemorates the 70th anniversary of India’s independence will debate four core issues central to India’s way forward as it aspires to be a global power in what promises to be an ‘Asian’ 21st century.

· Citizenship & the Constitution of India
· Corporate Social Responsibility
· India’s Emergence as a Global Power
· Water Security in India

Experts include J A (Tony) Allan, Rahul Bajaj, Mukulika Banerjee, Harry Barkema, Amita Baviskar, S Gurumurthy, Suhasini Haidar, Niraja Gopal Jayal, Kalpana Kannabiran, Onkar S Kanwar, Madhav Khosla, Marcus Moench, Nirupama Rao, Mukund Rajan, Kanwal Sibal, Ashley Tellis, Himanshu Thakkar.

‘India at 70’ is part of the India-UK Year of Culture 2017, announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015.


· A special exhibition marking the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 in association with The Partition Museum in Amritsar
· a ‘Master Class’ on Quantitative Data and Analysis by Ashwini Deshpande (Professor, Delhi School of Economics)
· a conversation between Mick Cox and Ramachandra Guha on LSE’s historic relationship with India, going back more than 100 years

Speaking about the Summit, Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director, South Asia Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science, said ‘“India at 70’’ will be a platform for honest debate and discussion on questions central to India’s way forward in the decades ahead — through new research, applied and comparative knowledge, and ground realities. Our association with Apollo Tyres underlines precisely what the South Asia Centre has set out to achieve in this Summit: inter-sectoral participation in thought leadership for India’s future.’

Mr Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd., who are presenting the Summit in India in this historic year, said that ‘The LSE Summit is an opportune event to discuss various facets of India as it completes 70 years post independence and moves into a new trajectory of becoming a global economic force. We are proud to support LSE’s initiative to engage various stakeholders to create thought-provoking discussions around corporate social responsibility, a key focus area at Apollo Tyres, and other areas and make the knowledge available for public impact.’

According to Mr Alan Gemmell OBE, Director, The British Council, India, ‘The LSE is the UK’s most international university with 75% of its students being international. We are delighted to be associated with the LSE’s Global Summit. This is an exciting way to start the UK/ India year of culture.’

Mr Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts said ‘It is fitting and appropriate that the LSE India Summit 2017 will begin the India-UK Year of Culture. We are delighted to launch this at JLF 2017, and organise it with the LSE, Apollo Tyres Ltd., and the British Council.’

29-31 March 2017, The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003.
Free pre-registration (beginning 23 January 2017) is required.


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