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SAI Events Archive : Sep 2013


Thu, September 12, 2013 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

If Women Governed Forests: A History of Absence, The Impact of Presence

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester
Chair: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

 

Can the gender composition of groups managing local forests affect conservation outcomes? This simple question has been little addressed, despite the substantial literature on women’s representation in public decision-making and the growing research on local environmental governance. Economists studying environmental collective action have paid little attention to the question of gender. Research on gender and green governance in other disciplines has focused mainly on women’s near absence from community forestry institutions. This talk reverses that focus to ask: what if women were present in these institutions? Would that affect conservation? Tracing the history of women’s absence from environmental governance to their negotiated presence, and based on primary data from communities managing local forests in India and Nepal, the talk will provide some answers.



START
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

If Women Governed Forests
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Mon, September 16, 2013 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  Harvard Law School

“Compulsory License and Access to Medicines: The Indian Experience to Date”

Global Health Seminar
V Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Advocate and Patent Agent, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys; Founder and Managing Partner, Advocate and Patent Agent, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys

START
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Harvard Law School

ADDRESS
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02138

Kumaran Poster
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Thu, September 19, 2013 from 12:30pm - 02:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

India’s Foreign Policy and Regional Multilateralism

Harvard South Asia Institute Book Talk

Arndt Michael, University of Freiburg
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Winner of the Association of Third World Studies’ Cecil B. Currey Book Award and the German-Indo Society’s Gisela Bonn Award 2013

“Arndt Michael, India’s Foreign Policy and Regional Multilateralism (UK: Palgrave, MacMillan, 2013). It is an important topic especially with regard to the developing world.  It is logically written and allows even non-specialists to grasp the basic topic.  It is based on thorough knowledge of the existing literature and incorporates significant new original materials that make this a must read. Indeed, it provides a tight and clear analysis that provides important concepts that build a foundation for the future study of the general topic. Worth reading, especially if you are interested in modern Indian foreign policy.  To be sure, it is a topic Americans should be interested in, most especially our leaders!” Dr. William Head, Chair of the Selection Committee, Cecil B. Currey Book Award

START
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:30pm

END
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Indian Foreign Policy
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Fri, September 20, 2013 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

The Rebirth of Education

Education Seminar Series

Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Discussant: Akshay ManglaAssistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 


Cosponsored with the International Education Policy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Despite great progress around the world in getting more kids into schools, too many leave without even the most basic skills. In India’s rural Andhra Pradesh, for instance, only about one in twenty children in fifth grade can perform basic arithmetic. The problem is that schooling is not the same as learning. In  his new book The Rebirth of Education, Lant Pritchett uses two metaphors from nature to explain why. The first draws on Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom’s book about the difference between centralized and decentralized organizations, The Starfish and the Spider. Schools systems tend be centralized and suffer from the limitations inherent in top-down designs. The second metaphor is the concept of isomorphic mimicry. Pritchett argues that many developing countries superficially imitate systems that were successful in other nations— much as a nonpoisonous snake or butterfly mimics the look of a poisonous one.

Pritchett argues that the solution is to allow functional systems to evolve locally out of an environment pressured for success. Such an ecosystem needs to be open to variety and experimentation, locally operated, and flexibly financed. The only main cost is ceding control; the reward would be the rebirth of education suited for today’s world.

START
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Rebirth of Education
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Fri, September 20, 2013 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Secularism, Democracy and Pluralism: From Bases to Implementation

Global Health Seminar

Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh
with Ruhul Abid, Assistant Professor, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School
M. Shawkat Razzaque, , Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Dental School
and Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

START
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Dipu Moni_Poster_Update
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Sat, September 21, 2013 at 09:15am to
Sun, September 22, 2013 at 03:30pm  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Mind & Attention in Indian Philosophy

South Asia Without Borders Workshop

Organized by:
Parimal G. Patil, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Susanna Siegel, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
Sebastian Watzl, Center for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo

View full schedule here.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Mind and Nature, Oslo, the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University, the Department of Philosphy at Harvard University, the Network for Sensory Research, and the Harvard University South Asia Institute

START
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 09:15am

END
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 03:30pm

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mind and Attention Poster
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Mon, September 23, 2013 from 12:30pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Citizenship and Its Discontents

Harvard South Asia Institute Book Talk

Niraja Jayal, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Chair: Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Citizenship and Its Discontents explores a century of contestations over citizenship from the colonial period to the present, analyzing evolving conceptions of citizenship as legal status, as rights, and as identity. The early optimism that a new India could be fashioned out of an unequal and diverse society led to a formally inclusive legal membership, an impulse to social and economic rights, and group-differentiated citizenship. Today, these policies to create a civic community of equals are losing support in a climate of social intolerance and weak solidarity. Once seen by Western political scientists as an anomaly, India today is a site where every major theoretical debate about citizenship is being enacted in practice, and one that no global discussion of the subject can afford to ignore.

START
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 12:30pm

END
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Citizenship and Discontents_9_23
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Fri, September 27, 2013 from 05:00pm - 06:30pm  /  Harvard University Loeb House

South Asian Studies: Pasts and Futures

Harvard South Asia Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration

Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Introduction by Tarun KhannaDirector, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Reception to follow

START
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 05:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 06:30pm

VENUE
Harvard University
Loeb House

ADDRESS
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA
02138

South Asian Studies: Pasts and Futures
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