Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Director, Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University
Discussant: Atiya Khan, SAI Aman Fellow
Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Cosponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
*Please note the updated date (December 3, 2014).
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 05:00pm
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 06:30pm
Nilosree Biswas, Producer and Director
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
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 05:00pm
Mon, Dec 1, 2014
Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics
Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament; Former Minister of Environment and Rural Development
Jairam Ramesh, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress party, is an Indian economist and politician. Since June 2004, Ramesh has been a member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha – the upper house of the Parliament of India – from the state of Andhra Pradesh. As an economist, he was entrusted with several crucial roles as an advisor to the Finance Minister (1996-98) and also to the Prime Minister (1991). With a special interest in China, Ramesh is the Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, since 2002. Jairam Ramesh was also a member of the National Advisory Council that is chaired by Sonia Gandhi.
Brown-Harvard-MIT Seminar on South Asian Politics
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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 02:00pm
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 03:30pm
Wed, November 19, 2014 from 08:30am - 10:00am
Usha Periyanayagam, MD, International Emergency Medicine Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School
When there are many injured people in an incident, non-medical personal might be needed to begin care of patients. This seminar will teach triage, a simple way to determine the priority of patient treatment, and the basics of treatment of patients.
South Asia is particularly vulnerable to disasters, from terrorist attacks, to floodings, to earthquakes that can affect large populations. In order to address these humanitarian crises, the fundamentals of mass casualty management are critical.
8:30 AM in Cambridge, 6:30 PM in Pakistan, 7 PM in India, 7:30 PM in Sri Lanka, & Bangladesh (* Please note the time variation due to US Daylight Saving Time)
This is the second SAI webinar of the semester on Disaster Management and Emergency Response. Third webinar TBD.
How to participate:
PREPARE: Visit SAI’s website to find articles and readings to prepare for the webinars.
WATCH: One the day of the webinar, watch live on SAI’s website
INTERACT: Tweet your questions and join the conversation on Facebook
Twitter: @HarvardSAI, #SAIWebinar
Facebook: Harvard SAI
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 08:30am
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:00am
Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities from 2014 SAI grant recipients. Learn about the various types of grants, the application process, how to write an appropriate budget for a summer in South Asia, and enjoy some delicious South Asian food.
For more details on SAI grants, click here.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 04:00pm
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:30pm
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
S. Mukherjee, Director General & Secretary, Board of Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 05:00pm
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:30pm
Urbanization and Gender Seminar
Sharmila Murthy, Assistant Professor of Law, Suffolk University
Ramnath Subbaraman, PUKAR; Research Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 04:00pm
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 05:30pm
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
James Manor, Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Chair: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies
This talk will examine certain key implications of a monumentally important trend, the declining acceptance of caste hierarchies across rural India. When so-called ‘lower’ castes – especially Dalits (ex-untouchables) – refuse to acknowledge and even challenge the principle of hierarchy, what ensues? We might expect violence as ‘higher’ castes seek to enforce old injustices. Some of that has occurred, and taken more savage form than a generation ago. But such outrages are greatly outweighed by accommodations between Dalits and others when inter-caste tensions arise. Those accommodations are based not on a change of heart among ‘higher’ castes, but a change of mind – on measured calculations by ‘higher’ caste leaders. This talk will explain the logic of inter-caste accommodations between Dalits and one set of ‘higher’ castes, the formerly dominant landowning groups. It will focus briefly on the repertoire of actions which Dalits use to indicate their rejection of caste hierarchies, and then on the often difficult realities which landed castes face – and on their perceptions of them. Finally, it will deal with the negotiating processes which lead to accommodations – and of potential threats to those processes.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 05:00pm
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 06:30pm
Thu, November 13, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm
This event has been cancelled.
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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 04:00pm
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 05:30pm
Donald “Larry” Sampler Jr.,Assistant to the Administrator in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID
Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 04:00pm
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 05:30pm