New Publication by SASNET researchers Andreas Johansson and Kristina Myrvold

SASNET Associate Researcher Kristina Myrvold and SASNET Director Andreas Johansson have published an article on religious comforts of Indian soldiers in the First World War.The article is published in the Journal Postscripts entitled “Miniature Qur’ans in the First World War: Religious Comforts for Indian Muslim Soldiers”. Read it here  Continue reading New Publication by SASNET researchers Andreas Johansson and Kristina Myrvold

Connecting Europe & Asia Pacific

On 26 March, Henrik Chetan Aspengren participated in the The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum held at office of the European Commission to Sweden. On the Swedish side he was joined by Mia Åsenius, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Fredrik Uddenfeldt, Head of Government Affairs, Asia Pacific Region, The Swedish Trade and Investment Council. Three Asian ambassadors also participated in a panel discussion: … Continue reading Connecting Europe & Asia Pacific

Asienkunnande är inte kuriosa

Har Sverige en god kunskapsgrund för att möta Asiens ökande betydelse? Detta frågar sig fyra forskare från Utrikespolitiska institutet och Lunds universitet i DN Debatt den 22 mars. År 2050 uppskattas över halva världsekonomin höra hemma i Asien. Trots det står svenskt kunnande om Asiens språk, samhällen och politiska system och stampar. Exempelvis går enbart dryga 2 % av svensk forskningsfinansiering inom humaniora och samhällsvetenskap … Continue reading Asienkunnande är inte kuriosa

Media participation at ‘Studio Ett’

On the 6th March, UI’s Henrik Chetan Aspengren participated in the radio show ‘Studio Ett’ at Sveriges Radio. ‘Studio Ett’ is a current news show that is broadcasted in Swedish Radio P1 daily on weekday afternoons. The program analyzes what is happening in society, both in Sweden and in the rest of the world. For this programme, Henrik Chetan Aspengren was consulted on the upcoming … Continue reading Media participation at ‘Studio Ett’

Media participantion at ‘Aktuellt 17’

On the 27th February, UI’s Henrik Chetan Aspengren participated in the radio show ‘Aktuellt 17’. The show is a radio program at Helsinki University aimed at offering up-to-date discussion and insight into current political events. Henrik Chetan Aspengren was consulted on the tense situation between India and Pakistan. The full programme can be found here (Swedish only). Continue reading Media participantion at ‘Aktuellt 17’

Media participation at ‘Studio Ett’

On the 26th February, UI’s Henrik Chetan Aspengren participated in the radio show ‘Studio Ett’ at Sveriges Radio. ‘Studio Ett’ is a current news show that is broadcasted in Swedish Radio P1 daily on weekday afternoons. The program analyzes what is happening in society, both in Sweden and in the rest of the world. Henrik Chetan Aspengren was consulted on the fighting in Kashmir. The … Continue reading Media participation at ‘Studio Ett’

Research Portrait of the Month: February Dr. Andreas Johansson at SASNET

As Director of SASNET at Lund University, Dr. Andreas Johansson has long and diverse field research experience. Together with UI’s Henrik Chetan Aspengren, he heads the South Asia-focused collaboration between SASNET and UI. The collaboration is focused on the countries of South Asia and the regions’ relations to the rest of the world. It aims at building a strong research environment of international quality. In … Continue reading Research Portrait of the Month: February Dr. Andreas Johansson at SASNET

Where is India heading to?

On January 31st, the UI researchers Henrik Chetan Aspengren and Henriette Tjäder, together with Per Norström, Department Secretary at the Swedish Foreign Ministry, participated in a seminar titled “Where is India heading to?” The discussion touched on the upcoming Indian elections, human rights in India and Sweden-Indian bilateral relationships. The seminar was organized by the Swedish-Indian Association. Continue reading Where is India heading to?

Successful funding application for a workshop on the Indo-Pacific

The South Asia Initiative has received 160 000 SEK from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for organizing the workshop “A new regional order with global consequences? Studying an emerging partnership in the ‘Indo-Pacific’” in Lund 7-8 Nov 2018. The application was co-written by Henrik Chetan Aspengren and Dr John Hennessey, Linnaeus University. The workshop will focus on the emerging geostrategic arena, referred to as the “Indo-Pacific”. The workshop … Continue reading Successful funding application for a workshop on the Indo-Pacific