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The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) engages faculty and students through interdisciplinary programs to advance and deepen the teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia. 

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Upcoming Events

Mon, July 25, 2016

Empowering Girls through Educational Access and Opportunity: What enables deprived girls to succeed?

Livelihood Creation Project Webinar

6:30pm IST (8 am ET)

Speaker: Professor Shantha Sinha
Professor Sinha is one of India’s leading child rights activists and the founder and Secretary Trustee of M. Venkatarangaiya Foundation. She was the former Chairperson National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), and Professor in the Department of Political Science – University of Hyderabad. She has been honoured with the Raman Magsaysay Award in 2003, and the Padma Shri in 2008.

Moderated by Professor Jacqueline Bhabha
Jacqueline Bhabha is a Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She is the Director of Research at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Factors enabling girls to attend school
  • Challenges faced by school-going girls
  • Successful strategies for ensuring that girls have access to secondary education

The webinar is open to anyone interested in the issue of access to education in India. It will provide practical tools for grassroots practitioners working on issues relating to gender and access to education. Post the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for live Q&A.

The webinar is conducted under a collaborative project by the Harvard University South Asia Institute and Tata Trusts on ‘Livelihood Creation in India through Social Entrepreneurship and Skill Development’.

Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Mon, Jul 25, 2016


Faculty voices: Studying biology abroad

“The students’ experience changed their view of India and the developing world,” writes Ryan Draft, Lecturer on Molecular and Cellular Biology, who brings Harvard students to India for a biological sciences summer abroad internship.