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SAI Event Region : India


Thu, January 26, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Summer Grant Opportunities Open House

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

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 04:00pm

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Thu, December 22, 2016 from 06:00pm - 09:00pm  /  New Delhi

Women’s Economic and Social Rights in India: Exploring New Collaborations and Engagements

Special Event

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:

  1. Triggering Success: Innovative Interventions to promote educational Access in India
  2. Interrogating the Norm: Innovative Interventions to promote gender justice and safety in India
  3. Empowering Home-based Workers in India: Solutions and Strategies

 

December 22, 6:00 – 9:00PM, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

Register.

 

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Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 09:00pm

VENUE
New Delhi

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Mon, October 17, 2016 from 06:30pm - 08:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Urbanization in South Asia: Conversations from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Urbanization Seminar

Dr. A Ravindra, Chairman, Institute for Social & Economic Change, Bangalore

Adnan Morshed, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America 

Mubbashir RizviAssistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Georgetown University

Chair: Sai BalakrishnanAssistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

This panel brings together three urban scholars and practitioners from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and it deals with the contemporary challenges facing rapid urbanization in South Asia. This panel presents a unique opportunity to have a cross-cutting conversation across South Asian countries to both situate their planning experiences in their specific contexts, but to also ask if there are any commonalities about the South Asian urban experience. It is also a chance to learn about design and planning practices from across neighboring boundaries.

 

START
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 06:30pm

END
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Thu, September 15, 2016 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

Gandhi’s Forgotten Campaign: The Abolition of Indenture and the Mahatma

Student Event

Presented by the South Asia Across Disciplines Workshop

Mrinalini SinhaAlice Freeman Palmer Professor of History; Professor (by courtesy) of English and Women’s Studies; Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows (2015-), University of Michigan

Respondents:

Sunil AmrithMehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History

Mou BanerjeePhD Candidate, Dept. of History, Harvard University

Cosponsored by the South Asia Across Disciplines Workshop and the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute

The indentured labor system, which had been put in place in the aftermath of Atlantic slavery to replace emancipated African slaves with indentured Indians on colonial plantations overseas, came under widespread attack by the early decades of the 20th century. M.K. Gandhi’s involvement in the movement for the abolition of indenture, or what following the abolition of Atlantic slavery has been called the “second abolition,” helped launch his political career in India. Yet the campaign against indenture occupies an obscure and undigested role in the scholarship on Gandhi and on modern India. What might it mean to restore abolitionism to its role in the advent of Gandhi’s career in India? What might abolitionism tell us about Gandhi’s signature concepts of swaraj and satyagraha? This talk will shed light on the abolition movement in India and explore its implications for understanding Gandhi’s politics.

START
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 06:00pm

END
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

0915 Sinha
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Mon, August 1, 2016 from 06:00pm - 08:30pm  /  Lucknow, India

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

Special Event

Launched in 2015, the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard. The faculty leaders and Kumbh administrators will discuss their experience studying the world’s largest festival, and lessons learned for future research. This event marks the launch of the book’s translation into Hindi.

6:00 – 6:30PM      Tea Reception

6:30 – 7:00PM      Welcome, Lighting of the Lamp, and Book Launch by Honorable Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

7:30-8:30PM        Panel Discussion on Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Alok Sharma, Inspector General of Police, Allahabad, at the 2013 Kumbh Mela

Moderated by Devesh Chaturvedi, Divisional Commissioner, Allahabad, at the 2013 Kumbh Mela

 

Please RSVP to Rashmi Patel, rpatel@hbs.edu

 

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Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 06:00pm

END
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 08:30pm

VENUE
Vivanta by Taj

ADDRESS
Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226 010

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Thu, May 19, 2016 from 06:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

Special Event

Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design 

The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious fair that occurs every twelve years in India, and has become the largest public gathering in the world. The most recent observance of the festival took place in 2013 in Allahabad, with an estimated attendance of over 80 million people. Because of its size and complexity, the 2013 Kumbh Mela inspired the Harvard South Asia Institute’s flagship multi-year interdisciplinary research project in a number of complementary fields: business, technology and communications, urban studies and design, religious and cultural studies, and public health. Launched in 2015, the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

Click here for tickets.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

 

START
Thu, May 19, 2016 at 06:00pm

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Thu, May 19, 2016 at 07:00pm

VENUE
MFA, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room (Meeting Room 156)

ADDRESS
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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Thu, May 5, 2016 - Fri, May 6, 2016  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Who Speaks for Democracy Across South Asia?

Annual Symposium

This year’s Symposium will feature conversations on the topic of democracy across South Asia.

Click here for the full schedule and registration.

START
Thu, May 5, 2016

END
Fri, May 6, 2016

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Wed, May 4, 2016 from 08:00am - 09:30am

Webinar: Intellectual Property in Creative Industries

Livelihood Creation Project Webinar

Guriqbal Singh JAIYA, Director-Advisor to the Executive Director, WIPO Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

5:30pm to 7:00pm IST (8:00am to 9:30am EST)

Register here.

This webinar will address:

  • Differences between copyright, GI, trademark, and costs of certification
  • Business advantages conferred by intellectual property certifications
  • What kinds of handicrafts/handlooms products and designs might be eligible?
  • Who owns IP rights in the handicrafts/handlooms sector? – artisans, designers, or the organization?

Guriqbal Singh JAIYA will share his thoughts and insights from his two decade long experience at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and provide information and examples of how organizations in the Crafts Sector can benefit from intellectual property certifications.

This webinar is for:

  • Individuals associated with the handicrafts and handlooms sectors who lead and occupy senior positions in their organizations;
  • Social entrepreneurs and executives of social organizations in creative industries who may wish to use IP as a powerful tool to protect their products and innovations;
  • Practitioners involved in the non-profit sector who wish to maximise impact,
  • Students who are interested in knowing how using IP effectively can become a very important strategy in achieving the objectives of a social organization

This is fifth in a series of monthly webinars on the Indian handicrafts and handlooms sector until November 2016. Every webinar in this series is completely free of cost.

Register here.

Cosponsored with the Tata Trusts

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Wed, May 4, 2016 at 08:00am

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Wed, May 4, 2016 at 09:30am

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Fri, April 29, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Webinar: Social Enterprises in India: Some Guiding Principles for Scale and Impact

Livelihood Creation Webinar

7:30pm to 8:30pm IST (10:00am to 11:00am ET)

Tarun KhannaDirector, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Please register here.

Social Enterprises in India have been increasingly playing a transformative role in solving a number of issues in a sustainable manner. Their contribution is visible in areas as diverse as health, education, drinking water, sanitation, women’s empowerment, energy conservation, art and culture, among many others.

This webinar will focus on:

  • Ways in which social enterprises in India can achieve impact and scale.
  • Examples of successful social enterprises from India and guiding principles that may have resulted in their success
  • Discussion of the ways in which these principles can be applied to your organizations

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has sought for two decades to study the drivers of entrepreneurship in emerging markets as a means of economic and social development. At HBS since 1993, after obtaining degrees from Princeton and Harvard, he has taught courses on strategy, corporate governance and international business to MBA and Ph.D. students and senior executives. For many years, he has served as the Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India and South Asia.

In the fall of 2010, he was named the first director of the university-wide Harvard South Asia Institute. The institute rapidly grew to engage over 150 faculty from across Harvard in projects embracing the pure sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and spanning the region from Afghanistan to Myanmar. In this role, he currently teaches a popular university-wide elective course ‘Contemporary Developing Countries’, where students work in multi-disciplinary teams to devise practical solutions to complex social problems.

In 2014, the Government of India nominated him as the Chairperson of the NITI Aayog Expert Committee on ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. The Report submitted by this Expert Committee was accepted by the Indian Cabinet and has informed the formation of the ‘Atal Innovation Mission’, charged with contributing to build-up the innovation infrastructure of India.

Context of the Series of Webinars

This is the fifth in a series of monthly webinars as part of the Harvard University SAI and Tata Trusts Project. Every webinar in this series is completely free of cost.

This webinar is for social entrepreneurs from India and other South Asian countries.

Please register here.

 

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:00am

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:00am

April 29 Webinar
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