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Mon, April 24, 2017 from 12:15pm - 01:45pm  /  One Brattle Square

Ending America’s Longest War: Experiences from the diplomatic front lines in Afghanistan

Cosponsored Event

Please join the India and South Asia Project in a conversation with Ambassador Feldman, Ambassador Grossman, and Ambassador Olson on the evolution of U.S. Policy in Afghanistan.

Join the India and South Asia Project for a panel which will explore the evolution of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

The speakers include:
Daniel Feldman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Marc Grossman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Richard G. Olson, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan

The discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
Event website: Panel: Ending America’s Longest War: Experiences from the diplomatic front lines in Afghanistan

Location: Room 402, Fourth Floor, One Brattle Building (enter next to Chipotle)

 

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Thu, April 20, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Legal Identity for Children in South Asia: The Role of Birth Registration and Biometric Identification

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.

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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, April 20, 2017 from 07:00pm - 09:00pm  /  The Harvard Advocate

An Evening with Rana Dasgupta

Cosponsored Event

A public reading and discussion with British-Indian author Rana Dasgupta. Rana is a novelist and essayist, and the winner of the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for his novel Solo. He currently lives in Delhi and his nonfiction book Capital constructs an intimate oral history to unfold the possibilities and catastrophes of the city’s elite class. Rana is in the United States to lecture this month at Brown University.

No RSVP required. Refreshments will be served.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/420864254936925/

Sponsored by the Harvard Advocate and the Harvard South Asia Institute

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Thu, April 20, 2017 from 07:15pm - 08:30pm  /  Littauer L-140

A conversation with India’s Chief Economic Adviser

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.

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Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 07:15pm

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Littauer L-140

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Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge
MA 02138

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Tue, April 18, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  William James Hall, 1550

Rethinking Empires and Space: Histories of South Asia(ns), Mobility & Boundary Making

Cosponsored Event

Panelists:
Kornel Chang, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark

Catherine Warner, College Fellow in South Asian Studies and History at Harvard University

Vazira Zamindar, Associate Professor of History at Brown University

Discussants:
Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies Professor of History at Harvard University

Hardeep Dhillon, Ph.D. Candidate, History at Harvard University

In the last several decades, the historiography of South Asia has grappled with the prevalence of circulation and mobility in the past, overturning long-held notions of South Asia as a static society prior to colonial intervention, and developed increasingly nuanced analyses of global connections. The production of itinerant subjectivities, the making of new forms of sovereign power, and the creation of a modern, centralizing state are historical dynamics that all call for a re-examination of empire and space. This panel explores these and related issues through forms of boundary making and mobility.

Organized by the Harvard South Asia Institute and South Asia Across Disciplines Workshop 
Co-sponsored by Boston University School of Global Studies Center for the Study of Asia, Task Force on Asian & Pacific American Studies, Tufts Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies

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William James Hall, 1550

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33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge MA

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Mon, April 17, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  Littauer 280, Harvard Kennedy School

Energizing India: Scenarios for India’s Energy Future

Speaker: Suman Bery, former chief economist, Shell Corporation

Moderator: Rohit Chandra, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Suman Bery will present some of the results and larger ideas of a joint study conducted by Shell and various Indian think tanks about potential scenarios for India’s energy future. He will discuss India’s energy mix, constraints and possibilities on its evolution, and some tools India has to pursue different energy strategies over the next 20 to 30 years. Suman Bery was until recently Shell’s Chief Economist, based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is currently a Nonresident Fellow of the Brussels think-tank Bruegel, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. He is now based in New Delhi.

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Littauer 280, Harvard Kennedy School

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79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sat, April 15, 2017 from 08:30am - 05:00pm  /  Harvard Graduate School of Education

South Asia ConnectED Conference

Cosponsored Event
 

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)

Register here for free: bit.ly/southasiaconnected

Follow us here: http://bit.ly/fbsouthasiaconnected

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.

 

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Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Conference Center 1,

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Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge MA 02138

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Sat, April 15, 2017 from 02:00pm - 03:45pm  /  Harvard Graduate School of Education

Design Thinking Workshop for Educators

Co-sponsored Event

Explore design thinking through the lens of an educator: Sanjli Gidwaney, Director, Design For Change, USA. Limited seats only, so be quick to register here: bit.ly/designthinkingconnected

Organizers: This conference is being conducted by HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, aiming to build a bridge between students and faculty in Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia.

This event is is co-sponsored by South Asia Institute.

 

 

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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 02:00pm

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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 03:45pm

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Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Conference Center 1,

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Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge MA 02138

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Thu, April 13, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S450

From Story to Book (Kahani Se Kitab Tak)

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Musharraf Ali FarooqiBabar Ali Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute

Ali AsaniProfessor 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.

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CGIS South, S450

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1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

0413 Farooqi
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Sun, April 9, 2017 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Kultar’s Mime: The Hidden Story of the 1984 Delhi Pogrom as Told by a Jewish Art Collective

Cosponsored Event

You are invited to the Harvard performance of Kultar’s Mime, a play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination. A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the ‘other’, they shift focus and decide to tell a story that the world has largely ignored. The play incorporates text from two poems: Kultar’s Mime by Sarbpreet Singh and In The City Of Slaughter by Haim Bialik. The play, an unequivocal condemnation of sectarian violence and genocide, has evoked a powerful reaction from audiences all over the world that has affirmed the power of compassion to break the cycle of hatred that continues to plague humanity to this day. So far the play has been presented 75 times in 6 countries and has been seen by 15,000+. It brings a message of inclusion and compassion that is much needed in the troubled times we live in and has been hailed by Interfaith audiences all over the world. The has been performed at British and Scottish Parliament, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and  well known theater venues and universities all over the world. It has received terrific press coverage globally on NPR, BBC, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Times of India, The Telegraph, The Pioneer, The Tribune, The National Scot etc.

More information can be found here.

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Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 04:00pm

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CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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