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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint?  The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint? The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

15 July - Michael Kugelman discusses heightened border tensions between India and China

The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border:  a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri

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The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border: a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri

8 July Dr Rudra Chaudhuri talks about mapping and analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development on and across India’s borders

The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”

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The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”

1 July - Dr Alexander Morrison talks about the Russian conquest of Central Asia

Our Bodies Their Battlefield – Christina Lamb, 25 June, 18.00

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Our Bodies Their Battlefield – Christina Lamb, 25 June, 18.00

The RSAA and the Shute Festival jointly host a conversation between Christina Lamb and Samantha Knights QC

Arab Federation:  the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

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Arab Federation: the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

Why, despite forecasts of instant failure at its formation, is the UAE, flourishing as the only Arab Federation

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Romantic Road – an epic drive across rural India with Rupert and Jan Grey – a webinar on 3 June

3 June - A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs: discuss the film of an improbable journey with its stars

LATEST NEWS FROM THE RSAA

Keep up to date with what’s happening at the RSAA, as well as with other interesting, Asia-focused events.

21 May 2020

Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan: Past, Present and Future - a webinar with Sir Nicholas Kay

Sir Nicholas Kay, KCMG (@NicholasK111) is a serving UK diplomat.  He will be speaking in a personal capacity.. Sir Nicholas was the UK Regional Coordinator for Southern Afghanistan and the first Head of the Provincial Reconstruction Team for Helmand Province from 2006 to 2007.  He returned as Ambassador in Kabul from 2017 to 2018.  In

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18 April 2020

22 April - Sophie Ibbotson continues the RSAA's series of webinars addressing Asian aspects of the COVID-19 crisis

Sophie Ibbotson is an economic development consultant specialising in Central Asia. She worked for the Ministry of Economy in Kyrgyzstan, and is currently an advisor to the Government of Uzbekistan and to the World Bank in Tajikistan. Sophie is the author of books on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; has contributed to books on Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and

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18 March 2020

IMPORTANT: RSAA notice with regards to Covid-19: Closure of office and postponement of lecture programme until further notice

In the interests of protecting members and staff, no RSAA events will be held before the end of June. A decision on the planned lecture in July will be taken nearer the time.   We are exploring whether it may be possible to conduct some of the planned talks as online webinars and will inform

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22 November 2019

Governance update

The board of trustees of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs has noted HRH the Duke of York’s announcement on 20 November of his withdrawal from public duties. The board of trustees thanks HRH the Duke of York for the support he gave to the Royal Society for Asian Affairs during his twenty years as

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28 October 2019

We regret to anounce the death of Sir David John KCMG, Chairman of the RSAA 2009-2016

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of the RSAA’s former Chairman, Sir David John on 27 October. Sir David became Chairman of the RSAA on 1 January 2009 and held that office until the end of 2016, steering the Society through some precarious times and laying the basis for

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8 October 2019

Details and programme on the Lectures and Events page/Schools Day

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11 September 2019

On 9 September 2019 the RSAA Board adopted the Society's first formal Archives Policy.

The RSAA archive has its origins in the Central Asia Society and the objectives of its founders “to maintain in England a central institution for the collection, provision, maintenance and diffusion of information and knowledge”.  It reflects the interests and priorities of the Society’s members and consists in large part of materials donated by them. 

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17 June 2019

The Festival of Norfolk & Punjab is a countywide celebration of the life and achievements of the Duleep Singh family

The Festival of Norfolk & Punjab is a countywide celebration of the life and achievements of the Duleep Singh family and their contribution to Norfolk. The ‘Duleep Singhs’, the last Royal family of the Punjab were associated with Norfolk for almost a century. Highlights include a special exhibition and events at Ancient House Museum, a Maharajah’s Feast

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20 November 2018

7 January 2019 - A conference of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and the Wilson Center at King's College London

The Belt and Road Initiative has major strategic implications for international relations. Three leading institutions are bringing together recognised international authorities to debate the significance of China’s proposals for her Asian neighbours and the wider world. Chairing: Professor Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute, KCL & Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director Asia, Wilson Center Morning speakers: Dr

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8 October 2018

RASHKB Event: Betty Yao will talk about the wonderful collection of 19th century photographs taken by John Thomson in China and Siam.

  Speaker:                     Betty Yao MBE Time:                          2:30 p.m. Venue:                        Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD Cost:                           £8 per member or guest, to include refreshments Lunch:                        An optional self-paying lunch will be arranged at 12:45 p.m. at Chutneys, 124 Drummond Street, London NW1 2PA (corner of North Gower Street.)  Tel: 020 7388

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15 JUL

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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint? The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

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