Andrew Fischer is one of the leading experts on China’s development policy in Tibet. He currently is a Fellow at the London School of Economics where he is teaching while completing his Ph.D. degree in the school’s Development Studies Institute (DESTIN). His research has focused on the interconnections between social and economic polarization, social exclusion and ethnic conflict within the rapid development taking place in the Tibetan areas of Western China. His talk will examine the interplay between the economic and political impact of China’s development policy in Tibet. He is the author of State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet: Challenges of Recent Growth.