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Upcoming SAI Events


Thu, January 26, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Summer Grant Opportunities Open House

Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities, including research and internship grants, and ask any last minute questions about the application process.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

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CGIS South, S250
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1730 Cambridge Street
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Mon, January 23, 2017 from 06:00pm - 09:00pm  /  New Delhi

Livelihood Creation in India

Special Event

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) for the final event of the collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on ‘Livelihood Creation in India’.

High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty, including Professor Tarun Khanna and two panel discussions. Three publications compiled by Harvard faculty, fellows and eminent experts in the area will be released on this occasion. These include:

  • Innovation in Tradition: Rural Livelihood Creation in the Indian Crafts Sector
  • Science for Society: Science and Technology Based Social Entrepreneurship
  • Task-shifting in Healthcare: Reframing the AYUSH Debate

Location: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One Mansingh Road, New Delhi, DL 110011

Program:

6- 6:30 pm Tea and grantees funded by the TT-SAI program will be on display.

6:30 – 6:40   Welcome: Shashank Shah, Project Director; Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

6:40 – 6:50   Keynote by Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog; and release of 3 TT-SAI publications on the Crafts, Task Shifting, and Science

6:50 – 7:35   Session 1: Handicraft Sector; Moderator: Vandana Bhandari, Professor NIFT, Delhi

7:35 – 7:45   Break

7:45 – 8:30   Session 2: Science & Technology; Satya Prakash Dash, Head of Strategy at DBT, Ravi Elangovan, IIT-D, Vikram Gandhi, HBS, Asha Impact, Satchit Balsari, HSPH; Moderator: Tarun Khanna, SAI, HBS

8:30-8:35    Closing remarks: Manish Kumar, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Skill Development Corporation (To be confirmed)

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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Tue, January 17, 2017 from 07:00pm - 08:30pm  /  Lahore, Pakistan

Misaq-e-Ishq: The Covenant of Love

Cosponsored Event

The Lahore Biennale Foundation, the LUMS School of Education and the Harvard South Asia Institute present

An Evening dedicated to Music, Poetry and the Arts
Misaq-e-Ishq: The Covenant of Love

Featuring

Music and poetry recital by
Ali Sethi

With Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures at Harvard University

And an introduction to the inaugural Lahore Biennale by Artistic Director Rashid Rana
Location: Ali Institute of Education, Main Auditorium, Ferozepur Road

A music-and-poetry recital around the Sufi ideal of Love. Spanning many regions, languages and eras, the ensemble touches upon the works of regional masters and Sufi visionaries Amir Khusraw, Shams Sabzwari, Bulleh Shah, and Shah Abdul Latif.
Donations will be used to promote the arts and education.

This event is supported by
Institute for Policy Reforms

For Event Passes, contact 0321-948-6822

Facebook Event

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Lahore, Pakistan

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Lahore, Pakistan

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Fri, January 13, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Karachi, Pakistan

The Importance of Religious and Cultural Literacy in a Cosmopolitan World

Special Event

Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; former Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University

Our world is marked by difference. The inability to engage with and understand these differences has led to polarizations, tensions and conflict in many societies. In recent decades, these conflicts have been particularly acute and tragic when they are framed in religious terms. Illiteracy about the nature of religion has led to political climates that are crippling intellectually and threatening to the pluralistic fabric of society. This talk will discuss the importance of promoting literacy about the relationship between religion and culture as one of the essential pre-requisites for the well-being of societies and the project of democracy globally.

Cosponsored with Habib University

Register.

 

 

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Karachi, Pakistan

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Karachi, Pakistan

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Thu, January 12, 2017 from 07:30pm - 10:00pm  /  New Delhi

Harvard Club of India Event

Cosponsored Event

Reception and dinner in honor of Harvard University Vice Provost Mark Elliott and Harvard Global Networking Night

Business attire

Location: India Habitat Center, Tamarind Hall
Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

For questions about this event please contact Namita Wahi LLM’05, SJD’14 at nwahi@sjd.law.harvard.edu

Cosponsored with Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Club of India, Harvard Club of Mumbai,  Harvard Club of Chennai, Harvard alumni community in Bengaluru, Harvard Business School India Research Center, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Center.

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Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 07:30pm

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New Delhi

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Tue, January 10, 2017 from 07:00pm - 09:00pm  /  Mumbai, India

Harvard Club of India Event

Cosponsored Event

University Update Q&A with Harvard Vice Provost Mark Elliott, followed by reception

Location: Aqaba, Level P5, Club House, Peninsula Business Park,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India

Free to attend. Business attire. For questions about this event please contact Vibha Kagzi MBA ’10 at vibha@reachivy.com.

Cosponsored with Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Club of India, Harvard Club of Mumbai,  Harvard Club of Chennai, Harvard alumni community in Bengaluru, Harvard Business School India Research Center, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Center.

 

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Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 09:00pm

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Mumbai, India

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Mumbai, India

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Fri, January 6, 2017 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  Bangalore, India

Harvard Club of India Event

University Update Q&A with Harvard Vice Provost Mark Elliott, followed by reception

RSVP to jprins@post.harvard.edu; registration fee will be collected at the door.

For questions about this event please contact Jodi Prins AB ’94, MBA ’00 at jprins@post.harvard.edu

Cosponsored with Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Club of India, Harvard Club of Mumbai,  Harvard Club of Chennai, Harvard alumni community in Bengaluru, Harvard Business School India Research Center, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Center.

 

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Bangalore, India

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Bangalore, India

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Thu, December 22, 2016 from 06:00pm - 09:00pm  /  New Delhi

Women’s Economic and Social Rights in India: Exploring New Collaborations and Engagements

Special Event

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) for the final event of the collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on ‘Educational, Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in India’.

High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty – Professor Jacqueline Bhabha and Professor Martha Chen, regional experts, and a panel discussion. Three publications compiled by Harvard faculty and eminent experts in the area will be released on this occasion. These include:

  1. Triggering Success: Innovative Interventions to promote educational Access in India
  2. Interrogating the Norm: Innovative Interventions to promote gender justice and safety in India
  3. Empowering Home-based Workers in India: Solutions and Strategies

 

December 22, 6:00 – 9:00PM, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

Register.

 

 

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Wed, December 14, 2016 from 08:00am - 10:00am

Webinar: Cities and Home-Based Workers

Livelihood Creation Webinar

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6:30pm IST (8:00am EST)

Local government policies and urban plans have a direct and strong impact on home-based workers. Because their home is their workplace, home-based workers are more directly affected than other workers by government policies and practices regarding housing (notably, slum upgrading and/or slum eviction-relocation schemes), basic infrastructure services (notably, the availability and cost of electricity but also water and sanitation), and zoning regulations (notably, whether commercial activities are allowed in residential areas). They may also be affected by the accessibility and cost of public transport, especially if they are forced to relocate at great distances from their customers, markets or contractors.

This webinar will highlight:

  • Why the city governments and urban planners need to integrate home-based workers and their livelihood activities into local economic development plans.
  • Why the city governments need to extend basic infrastructure to the homes-cum-workplaces of home-based workers and transport services to the settlements where they live and work.
  • Some promising examples of where and how this can be done.

 

Dr. Martha (Marty) Chen, Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard Graduate School of Design
Professor Chen is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also the Co-Founder and International Coordinator of WIEGO. A renowned development scholar, Marty has steered WIEGO since its inception, turning the research, policy and action network into one of the world’s leading organizations focused on the informal economy. Her specialization includes employment, gender, and poverty with a focus on the working poor in the informal economy. Marty’s expertise is sought globally by a range of major institutions, from the European Commission and the International Labour Organization to the World Bank and the United Nations.

Moderated by Shalini Sinha, India Country Representative and Home-based Sector Specialist, WIEGO
Shalini’s work focuses on developing and documenting decent work and livelihoods opportunities for women workers in the informal economy, especially women home-based workers in urban locations in India. Shalini specializes in labour, gender and social development issues and has worked with several national and international NGOs and funding agencies.

Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, Ahmedabad
Bijal is a civil engineer by training and is a recognized expert in habitat improvement, community development and housing finance. She oversees the MHT’s (Mahila Housing SEWA Trusts) operations at the national level and has experience in conceptualizing planning, managing and providing support for slum up gradation programmes across India. Bijal has authored several publication / papers on livelihood and habitat, housing finance and community development.

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Wed, December 14, 2016 from 03:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS South

Weekly Tea Break

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.

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Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 03:00pm

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Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 04:00pm

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CGIS South, 4th Floor

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1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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Tue, December 13, 2016 from 08:00am - 10:00am

Webinar: Home-Based Workers: Invisible and Voiceless

Livelihood Creation Webinar

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Home-based workers produce goods or services for the market from within or around their own homes. In countries both rich and poor, they produce a wide range of low- and high-end goods and services for both domestic and global markets. Some of them are self-employed while others are sub-contracted. Today, these workers represent a significant share of urban employment in some countries, particularly for women, and especially in Asia.

6:30pm IST (8:00am EST)

This webinar will highlight that:

  • Homes are workplaces, especially for women workers.
  • Most home-based workers do not enjoy adequate economic opportunities, legal rights, social protection or representative voice.
  • Working from in or around their own homes, home-based workers’ contribution to the economy remain largely invisible and undervalued.

 

Dr. Martha (Marty) Chen, Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard Graduate School of Design
Professor Chen is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also the Co-Founder and International Coordinator of WIEGO. A renowned development scholar, Marty has steered WIEGO since its inception, turning the research, policy and action network into one of the world’s leading organizations focused on the informal economy. Her specialization includes employment, gender, and poverty with a focus on the working poor in the informal economy. Marty’s expertise is sought globally by a range of major institutions, from the European Commission and the International Labour Organization to the World Bank and the United Nations.

Sudhaben
Sudhaben is a home-based worker from the slums of Delhi. A migrant from eastern Uttar Pradesh,  she works as an embroidery worker, often doing embellishment work on products for global companies and brands. Suhdhaben’s income is critical to the well being of her family, and for the education of her children.

Moderated by Shalini Sinha, India Country Representative and Home-based Sector Specialist, WIEGO
Shalini’s work focuses on developing and documenting decent work and livelihoods opportunities for women workers in the informal economy, especially women home-based workers in urban locations in India. Shalini specializes in labour, gender and social development issues and has worked with several national and international NGOs and funding agencies.

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