Sat, August 19, 2017 at 09:00am to
Sun, August 20, 2017 at 06:00pm / Dubai, UAE
The Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education is a forum for faculty, administrators, and leadership from universities across South Asia, the Middle East, and neighboring regions (Central Asia and East Asia) to explore ways in which universities may develop a liberal arts education program for undergraduate students, while fostering such objectives as sustainable development; social inclusion and peace; and cooperation across national boundaries among individuals, institutions, and governments. These goals are essential to addressing shared global challenges and to realizing opportunities to advance human well-being. Universities, as institutions that prepare future leadership of societies, have a unique role to play in the achievement of these goals, educating students as global citizens who can understand, value, and contribute to the common good.
The inaugural event of the Harvard SAI Liberal Arts Education Workshop will be held on August 19-20, 2017, at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai, with the aim of launching a consortium of stakeholders committed to a robust and vibrant future of liberal arts education. This workshop will allow Harvard SAI to initiate a multi-year engagement convening on an annual basis for collaboration, knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas.
This workshop is available for university faculty, administrators, and leadership only. Please include your title, affiliation, and university email when you register.
Register by Friday, July 7. Learn more here.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 09:00am
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 06:00pm
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South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Pankaj Tandon, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University
Chair: Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University
Coins are small metallic documents of the past. In the images and legends impressed upon them, they contain clues that can give us insights into the times in which they were created and used. In this talk, examples from ancient India will be used to show how the unpuzzling of these clues can help us bring back forgotten dynasties, recreate historical events and shine a light on political and economic conditions.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:00pm
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 05:30pm
*Please not the change in start time.
Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar
Ankit Chadha, Storyteller / Author
Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University
Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling, developed in eighth century A.D. around the adventures of an Arab hero, Amir Hamza. These stories became very popular in the 19th century North India. With the demise of the last known exponent of the art form in 1928, Mir Baqar Ali, the form also died with him. The modern revival has seen not just the performance of the traditional stories from the Hamza dastan, but also the adaptations of more local and contemporary themes. Ankit Chadha, a writer and storyteller, has been a practitioner of Dastangoi since 2010. His writing varies from biographical accounts of personalities like Kabir, Rahim, Dara Shikoh and Majaaz to modern folk tales on corporate culture, internet and mobile technology. Ankit also has works for young audiences and has worked on Urdu adaptations of children’s classics; including Alice and The Little Prince. He is the author of the award-winning book for children, My Gandhi Story, and the recently released, Amir Khusrau – The Man in Riddles.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 04:30pm
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 06:00pm
Graduate Student Associate Seminar
Soledad Prillaman, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government, Harvard University; Graduate Student Associate, SAI
Discussant: Zeynep Pamuk, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government, Harvard University
In India there persists a striking gender gap in political participation and representation, despite several decades of targeted policy interventions. Women’s political participation is important not only on normative grounds of inclusion, but because we know that when women do participate, politics changes. Prillaman presents a theoretical model of political behavior in rural India which argues that women’s lack of political participation is the result of coordinated political behavior in the household. Prillaman then argues and shows that women’s access to networks of other women is one channel through which we can see a shift towards a gender-inclusive equilibrium, even when resource allocations, social norms, and household dynamics would suggest otherwise.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 04:00pm
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 05:30pm
Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities, including research and internship grants, and ask any last minute questions about the application process.
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 05:30pm
Thu, December 22, 2016 from 06:00pm - 09:00pm / New Delhi
Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) for the final event of the collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on ‘Educational, Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in India’.
High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty – Professor Jacqueline Bhabha and Professor Martha Chen, regional experts, and a panel discussion. Three publications compiled by Harvard faculty and eminent experts in the area will be released on this occasion. These include:
- Triggering Success: Innovative Interventions to promote educational Access in India
- Interrogating the Norm: Innovative Interventions to promote gender justice and safety in India
- Empowering Home-based Workers in India: Solutions and Strategies
December 22, 6:00 – 9:00PM, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 06:00pm
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 09:00pm