SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
23 April 2010
• Lund University provides extra funding for SASNET
Arsenic in groundwater constitutes a major human health issue in many countries globally. It is particularly acute in the Bengal Delta Plains in Bangladesh and India (see map of most affected areas in South-East Asia) but has also been reported in many parts of the world, including Argentina, Chile, China, the United States. The problem of arsenic poisoning in Bengal has received considerable media attention. Although the source of arsenic is natural, people’s exposure to arsenic in drinking water is the result of extensive groundwater development that began in the 1970s with the support of international development agencies.
• SASNET Seminar on
• Doctoral dissertation on Sri Lanka Civil War and Peace Negotiations
• India invites foreign top institutions to set up innovation universities
• Indo-European conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education
• Oslo lecture on Buddhism and Militarism in
Contemporary Sri Lanka
Globe Forum is an annual international conference held in Stockholm for business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, political leaders and state actors working in the most dynamic growing markets. The theme for the Globe Forum 2010 will be ”Solar Power, Nanotechnology and Green ICT”. It will take place 28–29 April 2010, at Frihamnshallen, Frihamnsgatan 66 in Stockholm. The primary focus of the conference was to share views and information from the fastest growing markets: China, India, Central and Eastern Europe and the Gulf region, and inspire new business opportunities in the light of global environmental and social challenges. The conference addressed the technology and consumer perspectives and the broader energy areas, including energy availability and usage, transport and environmental issues.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is one of Globe Forum's partners. During Globe Forum 2010, its Director-General Anders Nordström (photo to the left) will present Sida’s new public-private collaboration programme entitled ”Business for Development”, B4D. This programme includes a new form of development funding focusing on ”Innovations Against Poverty”.
Invited South Asian speakers for the 2008 Globe Forum include Dipal Chandra Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation; Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC; and Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman for the Munasinghe Institute of Development.
More information about Globe Forum 2010.
• Prem Joshua & Band performs in Stockholm
Swedish departments where research on
South Asia is going on:
SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network
SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
Postal address: SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network,
Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden