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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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
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
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
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:00pm
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:00pm
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.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 06:30pm
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 08:00pm
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
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 07:30pm
Tue, Mar 29, 2016