'100-Foot Journey Club' launched jointly by Indian High Commission and LSE

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-05-11 12:15 London: The '100-Foot Journey Club', a new initiative of the High Commission of India and the London School of Economics (LSE) South Asia Centre was launched on Tuesday with a talk on "Rethinking the Global Monetary System" by Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Speaking at the event, India's High Commissioner to the UK Navtej Sarna shared with the audience the origin of the ' 100-Foot Journey Club'. It was during his meeting with the President of LSE in March 2016 when he suggested that in view of the long standing relations and close proximity of LSE and the High Commission of India, regular interactive events may be held jointly on issues of contemporary relevance, including research being carried out on India by LSE. His proposal was well taken and it was immediately agreed to strengthen the existing ties with LSE through a new club. The club will host academic events and other activities of mutual interest. It will organise at least 6 events annually, including panel discussions, film screenings etc. either at LSE or India House/Nehru Centre. The next event to be held by the club at India House on May 13 is an interaction with Dr. S. Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, on elections and electoral reforms in India. This will be followed by a discussion on 'The Indian Village: Romantic Images versus Historical Realities' by Prof. Sumit Guha, Professor of History, University of Texas at Nehru Centre on June 6, 2016. (ANI)