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LSE IO/ARC Fellows

Webinar Series

The India Observatory (IO) at the London School of Economics (LSE) together with Asia Research Centre (ARC) over the past ten years have hosted, supervised and supported capacity building of over 200 early-mid career and senior researchers working on multidisciplinary economic and social development issues related to Asia. These fellows have progressed to successful careers in their fields in academia and public policy across Asia and globally.


This webinar series aims to bring together researchers from across these years. The objective is to provide an opportunity to further evidence-based research and analysis by the Fellows through:


  • Presentation of current research

  • Creation of a community of researchers to get feedback and test new ideas

  • Formation of networks for future collaborative work

  • Generation of video-based research outputs for knowledge dissemination

As the Covid-19 pandemic has shut down much of the world, online meetings, zoom-based classrooms and webinars are likely to become the new normal. This webinar series presents a unique platform for the IO and ARC fellows to present their works in progress, as well as to discuss common areas of interest and develop relevant networks and enable collaboration for future research and engagement. The discussions will present research that engages with the latest debates in the thematic topics at the regional, national and global level. These can include topics such as India’s response to COVID-19, the migrant labour crisis and climate change.

The aim of this series is to facilitate the creation of high-quality working papers leading up to the Fellows Conference to be held at a future date. Selected discussions from the webinars can be processed to create videos for knowledge dissemination that can help inform policy making in India for current and urgent problems that can be hosted on the forum.

We invite past and present fellows to join this initiative and present their work in this webinar series. This shall be conducted as a private webinar series, open only to LSE IO/ARC fellows. If the presenter wishes, selected talks can be made open to students and/or the general public. We hope that the cooperative and collaborative approach created for the Fellows conference continues in the future with this webinar series as well.


To participate in the seminar, please sign up using the form below.  If you wish to present your work, please contact the LSE India Observatory staff at

Sign up for the LSE IO/ARC Fellows Webinar Mailing List 

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