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High-profile SASNET 2013 South Asia Symposium at Lund University

April 24, 2013 - 09:00-19:00

The 2013 SASNET South Asia Symposium at Lund University will be held on Wednesday 24th april 2013.

The theme for the Symposium is ”The Wonder that is South Asia”, featuring eminent international scholars that will hold lectures on topics related to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Venue: Palaestra, Universitetsplatsen, Lund.

See the programme.

Dina Siddiqui                  Ayesha Siddiqa
Surinder Jodhka Jonathan Spencer Michael Hutt

The invited speakers are Professor Dina Siddiqui, Department of Economic and Social Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka; Professor Surinder Jodhka, Chair, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India & ICCR Guest Professor 2012/13 at Lund University; Professor Michael Hutt, Chair, Centre of South Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London; Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, Civilian Military Analyst and Political Commentator, Islamabad & previously Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, USA; and Professor Jonathan Spencer, Head, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh.

The Symposium will be introduced by Dr. Anna Lindberg, SASNET Director, who will speak about ”Lund University and South Asia”, and in a concluding panel discussion the Ambassadors of the South Asian nations represented in Sweden have been invited to participate in a dialogue with the speakers on the theme for the day – ”The Wonder that is South Asia”.

The Symposium is followed by a cultural programme at the same venue: The Flute player Shantala Subramanyam (photo to the right) performs along with two accompanying artists.

The symposium hall has a limited capacity of seats. It is therefore necessary to register your participation by sending an e-mail to Jonathan.Stoltz@sasnet.lu.se, no later than 10th April.

High-profile SASNET 2013 South Asia Symposium at Lund University


April 24, 2013