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Bangladesh in focus for third Fika Without Borders seminar

SASA organised its third Fika Without Borders lecture of 2016 on Thursday 10 March. This time the focus country was Bangladesh. Around 30 people gathered for the seminar. Venue: Usual place at the Lund University External Relations building basement, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. See the Youtube video of the seminar. Morten Koch Andersen, researcher at Dignity, the Danish Institute Against Torture … Continue reading

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Successful film screening of Sara Singh’s film on Partition

On Friday 19 February, SASA in collaboration with SASNET screened the award-winning film The Sky Below by Indo-American film director Sara Singh, specially invited to Sweden for this event. The film deals with the Partition of India, and was screened at Edens Hörsal, House Eden, Paradisgatan 5 H in Lund. See the poster. The event was well attended by students and scholars … Continue reading

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Event with young connectors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

On Monday 15 February SASA, organised this years second Fika without borders event in Lund for the participants attending the Young Connectors of the Future (YCF) programme which is being arranged by the Swedish Institute (SI). 29 dynamic young individuals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan  – 8 from India, 9 from Pakistan and six each from Bangladesh and Afghanistan – spent … Continue reading

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Winnie Bothe lectured on successful Fika Without Borders event

The South Asian Student Association (SASA) in collaboration with SASNET organised its first Fika Without borders lecture of 2016 on Thursday 21 January, 17–19. As usual in the basement floor at Lund University External Relations (ER) building, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. Dr. Winnie Bothe from the Department of Political Science at Lund University gave an initiated presentation of the democratization process in Bhutan. A record … Continue reading

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Well-attended Fika without borders seminar on Afghanistan

On Thursday 26 November 2015, SASA organised its final 2015 edition of its informal Fika Without Borders South Asia series. This time the country in focus was Afghanistan. At the well-attended event, organised in collaboration with SASNET, Anders Fänge, one of Sweden’s foremost experts on Afghanistan, gave a talk entitled Afghanistan’s Classical Problem – A Functioning State, about Afghanistan’s history focusing on the problems … Continue reading

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Seminar on Resistance against Rape Culture and Sexism in Globalizing India

SASA, in collaboration with SASNET, organised a highly interesting seminar on “Rape culture and sexism in globalising India” with Dr. Radhika Krishnan on the 5th of November 2015 at 17.00 at the External Relations Desk at Lund University, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. See the poster. The seminar was as usual recorded and is now available on Youtube. Go for the video. The … Continue reading

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Success for Fika without borders Bangladesh seminar

SASA organised its eighth informal Fika Without Borders South Asia event in collaboration with SASNET on Thursday 22 October 2015 from 17.00-19.00 focusing on Bangladeshi food and music. It was a grand success. More than 70 people came to attend. The main presentation for this edition was given by Manpreet Janeja, assistant professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at … Continue reading

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SASA Travel Grants awarded to two Lund University students

On 21 October 2015, decisions were taken regarding the latest round of SASA Travel Grants for Lund University students. For the Spring semester 2016, SASA awarded travel grants to three Lund University students in order to undertake a field study in relation to a thesis in any of the eight South Asian countries. One of them has however decided to … Continue reading

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Big crowd attended Fika without borders seminar focusing on Maldives

SASA organised its fifth 2015 Fika without borders seminar, this time focusing on The Maldives, on Thursday 1 October 2015, 17–19, at the usual venue: the basement floor at Lund University External Relations (ER) building, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. The Maldives seminar drew a record crowd of more than 70 people. It consisted of three informal talks about the Maldives; one on climate … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka in focus for this year’s fourth Fika Without Borders

SASA organised its fourth and final for the spring semester 2015 Fika without borders seminar on Thursday 28 May 2015, 17–19, at the usual venue: the basement floor at Lund University External Relations (ER) building, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. See poster. The May 28th event was dedicated to Sri Lanka, and two interesting presentations were given. The first speaker was Swedish journalist Johan Mikaelsson, … Continue reading

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