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.
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.
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 Rizvi, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Georgetown University
Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant 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.
Presented by the South Asia Across Disciplines Workshop
Mrinalini Sinha, Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History; Professor (by courtesy) of English and Women’s Studies; Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows (2015-), University of Michigan
Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History
Mou Banerjee, PhD 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.
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
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.
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.