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Fri, June 5, 2015 - Sat, June 6, 2015  /  CGIS South, S010

Transformation Challenges and Opportunities for the Bangladesh Garment Industry

Bangladesh Development Conference 2015

This conference will look at identifying and solving the challenges in the transformation of the Bangladesh Garment Industry, analyzing the tools and metrics to measure progress and recommending the best practices for sustainable development.

Participants include:

Government and Non Government Organizations of Bangladesh, USA, and development partner countries, international academics and experts, BGMEA, BKMEA, international brands and retailers, ALLIANCE, ACCORD, workers rights groups, labor organizations, United Nations agencies, international financial institutes.

Cosponsored with SAI, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and International Sustainable Development Institute, Inc.

Contact: Mohammed Iqbal Yousuf
Conference Coordinator
Harvard Medical School DFCI
mohammed_yousuf@dfci.harvard.edu

June 5, 2015: 12pm to 8pm

June 6, 2015: 8am to 8pm

START
Fri, Jun 5, 2015

END
Sat, Jun 6, 2015

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Mon, May 4, 2015 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Remaking a nation: Nepal’s tryst with peace, constitutionalism and sovereignty

SAI Book Talk

Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times.

Chair: Madhav Khosla, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory, Department of Government, Harvard University

 

START
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Mon, May 4, 2015 from 04:30pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Transforming Indian Cities: A Governance Challenge

Special Event

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia is a renowned Indian economist, with wide experience in the fields of economic growth, productivity, industrial and trade policy reforms, and urban planning and development. She is currently Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a leading think-tank based in New Delhi engaged in policy oriented research. At ICRIER, Dr Ahluwalia is leading a major research and capacity building programme on the challenges of urbanisation in India. She was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in the year 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature.

START
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 04:30pm

END
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Fri, May 1, 2015 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

The Idea of the Universal Human: Kuvempu on Self, Society, and Politics

SAI South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Chandan Gowda, Professor of Sociology, Azim Premji University

Chair: Parimal G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies

Kuvempu (1904-1994), the famous Kannada literary figure, observed, “The Veda is an unfinished book.”  Influenced by the vedantic thought of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda, and Sri Aurobindo, Kuvempu did not consider the Vedas and the Upanishads as texts of Brahminical orthodoxy; instead, for him, they constituted India’s common spiritual heritage that both provided moral guidance and allowed for their own renewal in relation to contemporary politics.  Kuvempu’s critiques of caste and religious orthodoxy were inseparable from his concerns with reconstructing the “Bharatiya” philosophical heritage.  This paper reconstructs Kuvempu’s ethics of self-making and their epistemic and social significance through an examination of his ideal of Vishvamanava (“Universal Human”) and its embodiment in a few of his writings and in Mantra Mangalya, a new form of marriage that he introduced in 1966.

START
Fri, May 1, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, May 1, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

    Fri, May 1, 2015 from 01:00pm - 02:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

    India’s Prospects and Policy Challenges

    Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India

    Chair: Rohini PandeMohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Lunch will be served.

     

    START
    Fri, May 1, 2015 at 01:00pm

    END
    Fri, May 1, 2015 at 02:30pm

    VENUE
    CGIS South, S050
    Harvard University

    ADDRESS
    1730 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge MA

      Wed, April 29, 2015 at 04:15pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

      Astu – So Be It

      Film Screening

      Directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, and starring Dr. Mogan Agashe, focuses on a retired Sanskrit professor who suffers with Alzheimer’s and goes missing while travelling with his daughter.

      The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Agashe, Professor Arthur Kleinman, and Professor Diana Eck.

      Cosponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center

      START
      Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 04:15pm

      END
      Wed, Apr 29, 2015

      VENUE
      CGIS South, S020 Belfer
      Harvard University

      ADDRESS
      1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

      Tue, April 28, 2015 from 02:30pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

      Intizar Husain: A World Class Fiction Writer and The Social Ethics of Dr Yaqub Mirza

      Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar

      Chair: Dr. Naseem Hines 

      Cosponsored with the Harvard Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and Pakistan American Democratic Forum (PADF) Literary Circle

      START
      Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 02:30pm

      END
      Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 05:30pm

      VENUE
      CGIS South, S030
      Harvard University

      ADDRESS
      1730 Cambridge Street
      Cambridge MA 02138

        Mon, April 27, 2015

        Title TBD

        South Asia Without Borders Seminar

        Matthew Hull, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

        Co-sponsored with the Social Anthropology Colloqium

        START
        Mon, Apr 27, 2015

        END
        Mon, Apr 27, 2015

        Fri, April 24, 2015 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

        The Future of Capitalism in India

        South Asia Without Borders Seminar

        Prasannan Parthasarathi, Professor of History, Boston College

        Amit Basole, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Boston

        Discussant: Sanjay G ReddyAssociate Professor of Economics and Co-Academic Director of the India-China Institute, The New School for Social Research

        Chair: Parimal G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies

        Co-sponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies and the Harvard US-India Initiative (HUII)

         

        START
        Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 04:00pm

        END
        Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 05:30pm

        VENUE
        CGIS Knafel, K262
        Harvard University

        ADDRESS
        1737 Cambridge Street
        Cambridge MA 02138

        Fri, April 24, 2015 at 02:00pm  /  Harvard Faculty Club

        India’s National Security Calculus

        A lecture by Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India

        The South Asian Politics seminar series is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the MIT Center for International Studies

        Free and open to the public.

         

        START
        Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 02:00pm

        END
        Fri, Apr 24, 2015

        VENUE
        Harvard Faculty Club

        ADDRESS
        20 Quincy Street
        Cambridge, MA 02138