Join us at the 2017 SAI Symposium, our annual flagship event, where we bring together scholars, practitioners and audiences to discuss, debate and dissect major South Asian themes from an interlocking variety of perspectives. This year, we are exploring migrations and transformations in society, from the points of view of visual arts, life sciences, and the study of displacement.
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Wed, May 3, 2017
Thu, May 4, 2017
SAI Research Affiliate Hasit Shah – journalist, Londoner and Prince fan – explores the connections between a group of second-generation British South Asians and a musician they too claimed as one of their own.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:00pm
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:30pm
Graduate Student Associate Seminar
Amiya Bhatia, Doctor of Science student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Discussant: Connor Jerzak, PhD student, Government Department
South Asia has the largest number of children who do not have birth certificates. As biometric identification programs (e.g. Aadhaar in India, NADRA in Pakistan) expand, many countries continue to have weak birth registration systems, denying children access to legal identity. This talk examines the unequal distribution of birth certificates and identification documents within each country in South Asia, and whether biometric identification programs could weaken, complement or improve birth registration systems.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 05:30pm
The Harvard India Student Group is hosting an evening conversation with Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. Mr Subramanian has performed this role since October 2014. Prior to that he was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, in Washington DC. He also served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 07:15pm
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:30pm
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street