“I hope that with this endowed gift, this tradition will continue for a long, long time and that there will be people who in the same way that I can say today, feel magically touched by all the things that this institute does.”
Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School
“When I was 18, I traveled to Pakistan as part of a university debating team. We crossed the border on foot and reached Pakistan just in time to see the flag ceremony between the two countries. After growing up hearing about Pakistan as an unknown and dangerous place, it was the most incredible experience in my life to visit Pakistan, to meet the people and find out that we share so much in common.”
Ameya Kilara, MPA 2018
We presented the latest in our major research project about the Partition of British India in 1947, at the Asia Society in New York on Nov 30, 2017. The video of the event, featuring leading faculty and researchers from Harvard and beyond, is now available.
LMSAI offers Language Study Grants, Research Grants and Internships Grants
“Now, with the resurgence of nationalism in many parts of the world, there is even more impetus to understand the origin, impact and complexity of nationalisms in South Asia, and their connection to migrations, which is a major human experience and a shaper of modernity.” -Nabil Khan, Visiting Scholar
Saad Azmat spoke to LMSAI about the inspiration for his research and his hopes for how his work might impact Pakistan.
Francis Wade spoke to LMSAI about his motivation for organizing a panel discussion and the reception of his recently published book “Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence And the Making Of A Muslim ‘Other.’”
The Seed for Change Program is an annual competition run by LMSAI. Prizes will be awarded to interdisciplinary student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan.
Lakshmi Mittal and his family have announced a $25 million gift to establish an endowed fund for this institute. In recognition of their generosity, the center will be renamed the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University.
Congratulations to Sunil Amrith, the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, on the fantastic achievement of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.