WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE RSAA?
The RSAA hosts regular lectures between September and June. Lectures typically take place on a Wednesday in a Central London location either at lunchtime or in the early evening.
In addition to the lecture programme, there are also a number of social events where members and their guests can meet others with similar interests.
A printed calendar is sent out to members, but dates and venues are subject to change and additional events may be added to the calendar at short notice. It is therefore advisable to check this online calendar for the latest details.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN JULY
1 July 2020
The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”- Dr Alexander Morrison
8 July 2020
The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border: a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri
Exceptionally, this event is open only to members of the RSAA. If you are a current member, please click here to register.
If you not a current member and would like to participate in this webinar, then please go to our Membership page to join and then return here to register.
Dr Rudra Chauduri is the director of Carnegie India. His primary research focuses on the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues. He is currently writing a book on the global history of the Indian Emergency, 1975-1977. At present, he is also heading a major research project that involves mapping and analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development on and across India’s borders.
He is the author of Forged in Crisis: India and the United States
He is a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies and the India Institute at King’s College London (currently on research leave). In addition, he is the founding director of the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Diplomatic Academy for South Asia. He is also a visiting professor of international relations at Ashoka University, New Delhi. He previously taught at the U.K. Joint Services Command and Staff College. He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London
15 July 2020
Asia’s Newest Flashpoint? The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman
A long, tense, and deadly border spat in the region of Ladakh has plunged India-China relations to their lowest point in decades. Michael Kugelman will explain what may have caused the current border crisis, consider possible endgames, and discuss the implications of the crisis for the bilateral relationship and regional and global geopolitics.
Michael Kugelman is Asia Program deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is responsible for research, programming, and publications on South Asia. His specialty areas include Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and U.S. relations with each of them. His recent projects have focused on India’s foreign policy, U.S.-India relations, India-Pakistan relations, the war in Afghanistan, and U.S. policy in South Asia. He is a regular contributor to publications that include Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and CNN.com.
In January 2019 Michael co-hosted the joint RSAA/Wilson Center conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. (Recordings of the whole event are on the RSAA YourTube Channel.)