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
South Asia ConnectED
April 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m – 5:00p.m, HGSE
South Asia ConnectED is the first ever South Asia-centric education conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Explore catalyzing for scale in education policy, social change and education technology with leaders from South Asia. Join John Floretta (Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL), Sridhar Rajagopalan (founder, Educational Initiatives), Sanjli Gidwaney (Director, Design for Change, USA) and many others.
Opening remarks: Tarun Khanna (Director, SAI; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School)
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This conference has been organized by the HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, which aims to build a bridge between students and faculty at Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia. It is co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 08:30am
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 05:00pm
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Babar Ali Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute
Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University
From Story to Book (Kahani Se Kitab Tak) is a graduated reading program to introduce Urdu classical literature and folklore to native language speakers, and offer a new language testing system using electronic resources like the Urdu Thesaurus (http://www.urduthesaurus.com). The same content can be used to develop a better understanding of South Asian culture for young audiences around the world. The content will be available in local languages and English. SAI fellow Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who has designed the program, and conducted a successful pilot project at an International Baccalaureate certified school in Lahore, Pakistan, will describe the plan for the staged implementation of the Kahani Se Kitab Tak program, and how testing mechanisms will be adapted to the learner’s level without compromising the program content.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 05:30pm