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Mon, December 1, 2014 at 05:00pm  /  CGIS South, S010

Broken Memory, Shining Dust

Film Screening

Depicts the extraordinary journey of kashmiri women from loss, separation, pain, anger, helplessness to hope, faith, grit and determination thrown up by tragedies and circumstances around them. The film is about ‘women in wait’ for their loved ones, who went missing in the conflict ridden valley of Kashmir, India, in last two decades. Woven around the life of Parveena Ahanger, a Kashmiri mother and other such women, the narrative of the film interweaves their memories of loss, pain, struggle, separation vented cathartic that have formed into a resistance movement which in practicality relives their hope to trace a clue about their missing family members.

Cosponsored with the Harvard Asia Center

START
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Dec 1, 2014

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Tue, November 18, 2014 from 05:00pm - 06:30pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

S. Mukherjee, Director of the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

START
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 05:00pm

END
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

    Mon, November 17, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S354

    Access to Toilets and Women’s Rights

    Urbanization and Gender Seminar

    Sharmila Murthy, Assistant Professor of Law, Suffolk University

    Ramnath Subbaraman, PUKAR; Research Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

     

    START
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 04:00pm

    END
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 05:30pm

    VENUE
    CGIS South, S354

    ADDRESS
    1730 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge MA 02138

      Thu, November 13, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

      Conversation with Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador of Pakistan to the US and Britain

      Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar

      Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador of Pakistan to the US and Britain

      Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program

      Dr. Maleeha Lodhi is among the most accomplished female professionals in the Muslim world, with extensive experience in diplomacy, media, and teaching.  Her diplomatic experience spans eleven years, representing Pakistan as Ambassador in the US and Britain.  She is the recipient of the President’s award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz for Public Service in Pakistan.  Lodhi has also received an Honorary Fellowship from the London School of Economics in 2004 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from London’s Metropolitan University in 2005.

      She served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs from 2001 to 2005.  In 1994, Lodhi was selected by Time magazine as one of a hundred people in the world – the only one from Pakistan – who will help to shape the 21st century.  She has addressed top Think Tanks and other foreign policy forums across the world, drawing on her diplomatic skills and media background.

      START
      Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 04:00pm

      END
      Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 05:30pm

      VENUE
      CGIS South, S250
      Harvard University

      ADDRESS
      1730 Cambridge Street
      Cambridge MA

        Thu, November 6, 2014 from 06:30pm - 08:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

        Urbanization Seminar

        Urbanization Seminar

        Vikram Bhatt, Professor, School of Architecture and Director, Minimum Cost Housing Group, McGill University

        Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

         

        START
        Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 06:30pm

        END
        Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 08:00pm

        VENUE
        CGIS Knafel, K262
        Harvard University

        ADDRESS
        1737 Cambridge Street
        Cambridge MA 02138

          Tue, November 4, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

          The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

          SAI Book Talk

          Rohini Mohan, Author

          V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan, Bunting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; Author of Hippocrates: A Novel

          Chair: Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School

           

           

          START
          Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 04:00pm

          END
          Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 05:30pm

          VENUE
          CGIS South, S050
          Harvard University

          ADDRESS
          1730 Cambridge Street
          Cambridge MA

          Wed, October 29, 2014 from 04:30pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

          Gender and Violence: New research from Roma, Pakistan, and Uganda

          Gender Seminar

          Speakers TBD

          Cosponsored with FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard Committee on African Studies, Harvard Center for European Studies, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies

           

          START
          Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 04:30pm

          END
          Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 06:00pm

          VENUE
          CGIS South, S050
          Harvard University

          ADDRESS
          1730 Cambridge Street
          Cambridge MA

            Tue, October 28, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

            South Asia Without Borders Seminar

            South Asia Without Borders Seminar

            Sukhadeo Thorat, Professor of Economics, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

            Chair: Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Affiliated Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design, International Coordinator,  WIEGO Network

             

            START
            Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 04:00pm

            END
            Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 05:30pm

            VENUE
            CGIS South, S250
            Harvard University

            ADDRESS
            1730 Cambridge Street
            Cambridge MA

              Tue, October 21, 2014 at 06:30pm to
              Thu, October 23, 2014 at 06:30pm  /  Harvard Graduate School of Design

              Urbanization Lecture Series

              Urbanization Lecture Series

              Series of Lectures with Suketa Mehta, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

              6:30 pm in Piper Auditorium on October 21 and 6:30 pm in Stubbins Room.
              Both venues are in Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge MA

              Cosponsored with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

              Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of ‘Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found,’ which won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He has won the Whiting Writers’ Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Time, and Newsweek, and has been featured on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘All Things Considered.’

              Mehta is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship. He has also written original screenplays for films, including ‘New York, I Love You.’ Mehta was born in Calcutta and raised in Bombay and New York. He is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

              START
              Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 06:30pm

              END
              Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 06:30pm

              VENUE
              Harvard Graduate School of Design
              Harvard University

              ADDRESS
              48 Quincy St,
              Cambridge, MA