Thu, February 23, 2017 from 07:30pm - 11:00pm / Dubai, UAE
Poetic Strokes is proud to join hands with South Asia Institute at Harvard University in bringing “Remembering Faiz – A tribute” to Dubai.
Grandson of Faiz, Adeel Hashmi will recite his poetry along with some other performances by the award winner Sonam Kalra and Asad Anees – The Virtuoso Pianist.
Event is on THURSDAY, February 23, 2017, at Emirates international auditorium at Emirates International school, Jumeriah.
Tickets available (priced at AED 250) https://dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/43117/remembering-faiz?show=44153
Seats are limited.
For further information please call 050 4216601 or 050 3839586.
Cosponsored with Poetic Strokes.
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Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 07:30pm
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:00pm
Graduate Student Associate Seminar
Soledad Prillaman, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government, Harvard University; Graduate Student Associate, SAI
Discussant: Zeynep Pamuk, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government, Harvard University
In India there persists a striking gender gap in political participation and representation, despite several decades of targeted policy interventions. Women’s political participation is important not only on normative grounds of inclusion, but because we know that when women do participate, politics changes. Prillaman presents a theoretical model of political behavior in rural India which argues that women’s lack of political participation is the result of coordinated political behavior in the household. Prillaman then argues and shows that women’s access to networks of other women is one channel through which we can see a shift towards a gender-inclusive equilibrium, even when resource allocations, social norms, and household dynamics would suggest otherwise.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 04:00pm
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 05:30pm
5:00 – 6:00 PM: The Short and Long Run Impacts of the Partition
Prashant Bharadwaj, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego
This paper examines how areas affected by the partition fare in the long run. Using migrant presence as a proxy for the intensity of the impact of the partition, and district level data on agricultural output between 1911-2009, we find that areas that received more migrants have higher average yields, are more likely to take up high yielding varieties (HYV) of seeds, and are more likely to use agricultural technologies. These correlations are more pronounced after the Green Revolution in India. Using pre-partition data, we show that migrant placement is uncorrelated with soil conditions, agricultural infrastructure, and agricultural yields prior to 1947; hence, the effects are not solely explained by selective migration into districts with a higher potential for agricultural development. Migrants moving to India were more educated than both the natives who stayed and the migrants who moved out. Given the positive association of education with the adoption of high yielding varieties of seeds we highlight the presence of educated migrants during the timing of the Green Revolution as a potential pathway for the observed effects.
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Crowd Sourcing
Karim Lakhani, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
This part of the project is focusing on oral accounts of the Partition. They are attempting to build a comprehensive database of oral histories through crowd-sourcing, and the use of modern techniques to collect, analyze, and store information from an individual’s experience. The aim is to preserve the rightful spot of these stories in history and give a voice to the realities experienced in the data and surrounding research. The project will enrich the descriptive picture of the event and extend the implications of these stories to understand consequences today.
Light refreshments will be served.
This series, part of the SAI research project ‘Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India – Implications of Mass Dislocations Across Geographies’ will explore issues that have often been ignored in the context of the Partition as well as discuss their relevance and impact today, both in South Asia and in other parts of the world. Through two-hour seminars spread over eight sessions, faculty, students, and community members will be brought together to explore the various facets of this complex historic event.
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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 05:00pm
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 07:00pm
Featuring new and largely unpublished work, this one-day conference sets up a dialogue between designers and social scientists. By connecting fine-grained micro studies with broader imaginations for the metropolitan region, we intend to open up new scalar possibilities for Mumbai.
Cosponsored with Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative.
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Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Sat, Mar 4, 2017