India in focus for second Fika without borders seminar

SASA organised its second 2015 Fika without borders seminar on Thursday 19 March 2015, 17–19, at the usual venue: the basement floor at Lund University External Relations (ER) building, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. See poster.

aradhnasemThe March event was dedicated to India, and the main presentation was delivered by Aradhna Aggarwal, new Chair professor in Indian Studies at the Asia Research Centre (ACR) within the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Her presentation was entitled ”From SAFTA to South Asian Economic Union: Prospects and Challenges” and was highly appreciated by the audience.
Before joining CBS, Prof. Aggarwal worked at the Dept. of Business Economics, University of Delhi. Her research interests include industrial growth, entrepreneurship, globalisation, economic reforms, competition, international trade, FDI, technology transfer, technology creation and innovations, export competitiveness, and WTO-related issues. She has several publications in other national and international journals and chapters in edited books. She has singly authored monographs: The WTO Anti-dumping Agreement and Developing countries; and Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India, both published by OUP.  She has also been the principal author of the “Kerala Perspective Plan 2030”.
The programme also included a cultural programme in the form of a rabindrasangheet session by Bubu Munshi Eklund.
Besides delicious home-made Indian food – aloo dum, ghugni chaat and fried rice was served.

Fika Without Borders South Asia events is a project started by SASA, in collaboration with SASNET, in which SASA organises a fika once a month, each time focusing on one of the eight South Asian countries. The 2015 series started with a Nepal fika on 5th February.

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