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SAI Event Topic : Education


Sat, April 15, 2017 from 02:00pm - 03:45pm  /  Harvard Graduate School of Education

Design Thinking Workshop for Educators

Co-sponsored Event

Explore design thinking through the lens of an educator: Sanjli Gidwaney, Director, Design For Change, USA. Limited seats only, so be quick to register here: bit.ly/designthinkingconnected

Organizers: This conference is being conducted by HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, aiming to build a bridge between students and faculty in Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia.

This event is is co-sponsored by South Asia Institute.

 

 

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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 02:00pm

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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 03:45pm

VENUE
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Conference Center 1,

ADDRESS
Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge MA 02138

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Wed, November 5, 2014 from 12:00pm - 02:00pm  /  Larsen Hall 106

A Conversation with Shridhar Venkat

Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation; Eisenhower Fellow

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest NGO-directed school meal program, feeding 1.4 million children every day. To advance its vision that “No child in India will be deprived of education because of hunger”, the Foundation operates out of 22 locations throughout India, serving almost 11,000 schools. It has been nationally and internationally recognized for decreasing malnutrition, increasing school attendance and academic performance, and instilling post-graduation aspirations in participating students. Venkat is on an Eisenhower Fellowship, where he is exploring new NGO sustainability strategies, and gathering information to advance the development of a School of Social Innovation, which will be the first of its kind in India.

Cosponsored with the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Read: Educating India: One Meal At A Time

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Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 02:00pm

VENUE
Larsen Hall 106

ADDRESS
Larsen Hall 106, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, October 30, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Powerplay: Teacher Transfers in India

SAI Education Seminar

Tara Beteille, World Bank

Chair: Akshay ManglaAssistant Professor, Harvard Business School

This paper provides a detailed account of how the system of teacher transfers operates in large parts of India. It presents evidence to suggest that teacher transfers form the bedrock of a patronage-based low-accountability school system. Politicians need teachers because teachers are politically powerful and can convincingly threaten them with electoral sabotage. This deters politicians from adopting strict teacher accountability policies. Knowing how powerful teachers can be in the collective, politicians attempt to control the behavior of individual teachers through patronage-based transfers. But reality is not as neat and clean, and it is difficult to point fingers at specific politicians, else the task of accountability might have been easier. This happens because of the profusion of middlemen, who promise to connect teachers to politicians. Middlemen sometimes fabricate instances of bribery, preying on informational asymmetries and an institutionalized belief in corruption. They generate a system of beliefs regarding corruption in transfers that becomes self-fulfilling. Grim as the situation may appear, the paper offers hope based upon the recent experience of two states in India.

Cosponsored with the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Read about the event.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 04:00pm

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Tue, September 30, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

The future of Indian Higher Education: Four case studies


Education Seminar

Pramath Raj Sinha, Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business and a founder of Ashoka University

Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

“Everyone knows Indian Higher Education is a mess. Proposals for its transformation abound, but things continue to go from bad to worse. Despite the doom and gloom, there are several recent experiments that attempt to challenge the status quo and set an example. This talk is a first-hand account of building new and transforming existing higher education institutions in India.”

Cosponsored with the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 04:00pm

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Fri, April 4, 2014 from 09:00am - 04:30pm  /  CGIS South

Educators for Teaching India Conference

Women in India: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity

Keynote Speaker: Harleen Singh, Associate Professor of Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, and South Asian Studies, Brandeis University
Closing speaker: Tarun KhannaJorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School and Director of the Harvard South Asia Institute

 

Established in 2008, Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) is a group of secondary school educators dedicated to deepening our own knowledge of India and to exploring India’s role in school curricula. The organization includes teachers in public and private schools as well as educators in supporting academic institutions.

Read more about the conference here.

Sponsored by:
Educators for Teaching India in conjunction with The Winsor School, Phillips Academy and The Groton School. For more information and to register visit: http://www.teachingindia.org/

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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 09:00am

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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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Fri, April 4, 2014 from 02:30pm - 04:30pm  /  CGIS Knafel K031

The State and the Market in the Delivery of Primary Education in India: Theory and Evidence

Education Seminar

Karthik Muralidharan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Cosponsored with the Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics (Brown Watson Institute, Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and MIT Center for International Studies)

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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 02:30pm

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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel K031

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Tue, February 18, 2014 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

The Brittle Forge: Higher Education and India’s Human Capital

Education Seminar

Devesh Kapur,  Associate Professor of Political Science, Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Higher Education in India is going through profound changes, not just in scale but in means and ends. What are the the nature and character of these changes? How can one understand and explain these changes within India’s complex political, institutional and social realities? And what are its consequences for India’s economy,  social empowerment and democratic politics?

Cosponsored with the International Education Policy program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Tue, October 22, 2013 from 03:00pm - 04:00pm  /  Harvard Kennedy School

India Changing: Searching and Supporting Innovation Insurgents

Professor Anil Gupta, founder of the Honey Bee NetworkExecutive Vice Chair of the National Innovation Foundation. Professor in the Centre for Management in Agriculture at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Professor Anil Gupta, founder of the Honey Bee Network, will deliver a talk titled “India Changing: searching and supporting innovation insurgents.” The talk will focus on the ecosystem of inclusive innovations emerging in India, with global implications. There will be examples from five focii of innovations: children, tech students, informal sector, professionals and public systems. He will share the policy influencing process based on passion, purpose, performance and platforms. Prof Gupta will also share a large database of ideas registered by NIF with interested students who want to take these patented innovations and incubate their start-ups. (http://www.nif.org.in/bd/product_catalog/dv)

Prof. Anil K Gupta is a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He is also the Executive Vice Chair of the National Innovation Foundation and the founder of the Honey Bee Network, SRISTI and GIAN. The courses he has taught at IIMA include Globalizing and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation with Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India (2008-10) as co-faculty; Shodhyatra  (learning walk in Himalayan region), creativity, Innovation, Knowledge Network and Entrepreneurship,  Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights, Institution Building (IB), Agri Management. He was also a Fellow at The World Academy of Art and Science, California in 2001, and a Member of the National Innovation Council. Prof. Gupta is also the recipient of the Padma Shree award from President of India, one of the highest civil honours in India, apart from several national and international honours. He was conferred Doctorate, Honoris Causa by Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Peru, on October 17, 2013; the Humanistic Management Lifetime Achievement Award by the Humanistic Management Network, St. Gallen, Switzerland at the 73rd Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, USA on August 12, 2013; Doctor of Letters from Central University of Orissa on July 29, 2012; and the Hermes Award by the European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation, Paris in May 2012. A member of many government and corporate bodies, Prof. Gupta is also a widely published author.

Sponsored by the Harvard India Student Group and the HKS South Asia Caucus in association with the South Asia Institute.

 

 

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Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 03:00pm

END
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 04:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Kennedy School, T-301, Taubman Building (Third Floor)

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

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