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SAI Event Region : Pakistan


Mon, March 6, 2017 from 04:30pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Dastangoi: The art of Urdu storytelling

*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.

 

START
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 04:30pm

END
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

0306 Chadha
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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

START
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

012617 Open House
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Fri, January 13, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Karachi, Pakistan

The Importance of Religious and Cultural Literacy in a Cosmopolitan World

Special Event

Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; former Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University

Our world is marked by difference. The inability to engage with and understand these differences has led to polarizations, tensions and conflict in many societies. In recent decades, these conflicts have been particularly acute and tragic when they are framed in religious terms. Illiteracy about the nature of religion has led to political climates that are crippling intellectually and threatening to the pluralistic fabric of society. This talk will discuss the importance of promoting literacy about the relationship between religion and culture as one of the essential pre-requisites for the well-being of societies and the project of democracy globally.

Cosponsored with Habib University

Register.

 

 

START
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
Karachi, Pakistan

ADDRESS
Karachi, Pakistan

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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

1006 Urbanization
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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

SAI Symposium16
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Tue, March 29, 2016 at 07:30pm  /  Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

The Power of Political Connections in Local Elections – Evidence from Pakistan

Student Event

Pakistan in Focus: A student speaker series on Pakistan-based policy research.

Asad Liaquat, PhD Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

Cosponsored with the Harvard Pakistan Student Group and the Pakistan Caucus at HKS

START
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 07:30pm

END
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

VENUE
Littauer Building, Room 324, The Fainsod Room, Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, March 4, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Voters and Foreign Policy: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Pakistan

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Christopher ClaryPostdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University

In traditional surveys in Pakistan, the vast majority of respondents identify India as an enemy and a serious threat to Pakistan. Do these beliefs affect voter choices? In a novel survey experiment, we find that voters punish politicians who advocate a friendly policy toward India, but only modestly. Candidate attitudes toward India were the least meaningful characteristic for voter choice among five characteristics tested.

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Reception to follow.

START
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

END
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Christopher Clary
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Tue, March 1, 2016 from 03:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K354

Civil Service Reforms in Pakistan

Student Seminar

Ashan Iqbal, Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform

Asim KhwajaProfessor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Michael CallenAssistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Pakistani snacks will be served.

Cosponsored with the Harvard Pakistan Student Group and the Pakistan Caucus at HKS

START
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

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