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SAI Event Type : Conferences and Symposiums


Wed, May 3, 2017 - Thu, May 4, 2017  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

2017 SAI Symposium, MAY 3-4: South Asia: Migrations and Transformations

SAI’s Annual Symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to highlight the study of South Asia from three perspectives: Humanities, Science, and Social Science.

Learn more and register.

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Wed, May 3, 2017

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Thu, May 4, 2017

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sat, April 15, 2017 from 08:30am - 05:00pm  /  Harvard Graduate School of Education

South Asia ConnectED Conference

Cosponsored Event
 

South Asia ConnectED

April 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m – 5:00p.m, HGSE

South Asia ConnectED is the first ever South Asia-centric education conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Explore catalyzing for scale in education policy, social change and education technology with leaders from South Asia. Join John Floretta (Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL), Sridhar Rajagopalan (founder, Educational Initiatives), Sanjli Gidwaney (Director, Design for Change, USA) and many others.

Opening remarks: Tarun Khanna (Director, SAI; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School)

Register here for free: bit.ly/southasiaconnected

Follow us here: http://bit.ly/fbsouthasiaconnected

This conference has been organized by the HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, which aims to build a bridge between students and faculty at Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia. It is co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute.

 

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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 08:30am

END
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 05:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Conference Center 1,

ADDRESS
Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge MA 02138

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Sat, March 25, 2017 from 01:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

Cosponsored Event

This is the first meeting of a proposed annual conference of a research network that will meet every year at a different university, our other partner institutions being Chicago, Columbia and Cornell. Graduate Students from Harvard and beyond will convene to discuss a range of historical topics about border-making and border-crossing in various parts of early modern and modern Asia. The topics are of interest to students of South Asian, South-east Asian, Indian Ocean and East-Asian history. All are welcome to join us for the presentations and subsequent discussions, and no registration is required.

Along with the public conference, there are a series of paper workshops and closed-door roundtable discussions with faculty experts on various relevant topics on Friday, March 24. These sessions are restricted to faculty and graduate students. Interested graduate students should email aniket_de@g.harvard.edu for the reading list/ packet for the Friday workshops, with which some familiarity will be expected. Harvard faculty from all departments are most welcome to attend all sessions on both the days.

Sponsored by the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, History Department, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, South Asia Institute, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. 

START
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 01:00pm

END
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Sat, March 4, 2017  /  CGIS South, S010

Mumbai: Research + Projections Social Sciences and Spatial Thinking

Special Event

Featuring new and largely unpublished work, this one-day conference sets up a dialogue between designers and social scientists. By connecting fine-grained micro studies with broader imaginations for the metropolitan region, we intend to open up new scalar possibilities for Mumbai.

Cosponsored with Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative.

Enter the conference website and register.

START
Sat, Mar 4, 2017

END
Sat, Mar 4, 2017

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

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Fri, February 10, 2017 from 05:30pm - 07:00pm  /  Kathmandu, Nepal

Debrief Nepal: Reflections on a Rapid Scenario Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness

Special Event

Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government

Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal

David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales

Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS

Although scientists can say with near certainty that a major earthquake will strike the Kathmandu Valley in the future, they cannot predict with certainty when that major earthquake will strike.  Such uncertainty generates another kind of uncertainty, about what to do now, in the near term, and in the long term.  It can even facilitate delays in needed decision-making.  Nepali stakeholders, drawn from government, civil society, and the private sector, joined several outside participants in a just-completed one-day exercise using rapid scenario and other planning methods to unlock implementable ideas for securing an earthquake-resilient Kathmandu Valley. They will report on the outcome of the working exercise during this panel discussion.

High Tea to Follow

This initiative is part of the Harvard South Asia Institute’s Nepal Studies Program, launched with generous support from Jeffrey M. Smith.

In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and Harvard Alumni Group of Nepal

Join the conversation: #DebriefNepal.

START
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 05:30pm

END
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
Hotel Yak & Yeti

ADDRESS
Durbar Marg

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Mon, January 23, 2017 from 06:00pm - 09:00pm  /  New Delhi

Livelihood Creation in India

Special Event

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) for the final event of the collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on ‘Livelihood Creation in India’.

High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty, including Professor Tarun Khanna and two panel discussions. Three publications compiled by Harvard faculty, fellows and eminent experts in the area will be released on this occasion. These include:

  • Innovation in Tradition: Rural Livelihood Creation in the Indian Crafts Sector
  • Science for Society: Science and Technology Based Social Entrepreneurship
  • Task-shifting in Healthcare: Reframing the AYUSH Debate

Location: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One Mansingh Road, New Delhi, DL 110011

Program:

6- 6:30 pm Tea and grantees funded by the TT-SAI program will be on display.

6:30 – 6:40   Welcome: Shashank Shah, Project Director; Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

6:40 – 6:50   Keynote by Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog; and release of 3 TT-SAI publications on the Crafts, Task Shifting, and Science

6:50 – 7:35   Session 1: Handicraft Sector; Moderator: Vandana Bhandari, Professor NIFT, Delhi

7:35 – 7:45   Break

7:45 – 8:30   Session 2: Science & Technology; Satya Prakash Dash, Head of Strategy at DBT, Ravi Elangovan, IIT-D, Vikram Gandhi, HBS, Asha Impact, Satchit Balsari, HSPH; Moderator: Tarun Khanna, SAI, HBS

8:30-8:35    Closing remarks: Manish Kumar, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Skill Development Corporation (To be confirmed)

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:00pm

END
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 09:00pm

VENUE
New Delhi

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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

END
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 09:00pm

VENUE
New Delhi

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Fri, October 28, 2016 - Sat, October 29, 2016  /  CGIS South, S010

DeCoding Asian Urbanism

Special Event

The symposium on DeCoding Asian Urbanism explores the current discourse and creation of innovative architecture and urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city. The focus is to highlight efforts that strategically embrace the rapid growth and the cultural and physical complexity of the built environment in Asia. The symposium builds on an exhibition at the A+D Architecture +Design Museum>Los Angeles, curated by Kenneth Frampton, Ken Yeang and Farooq Ameen. The comprehensive effort including the exhibition, this symposium and accompanying publication stimulates a dialogue between designers, policy makers and public officials who are shaping the Asian city today.

Cosponsored with the Bengal Foundation and the A+D Museum, Los Angeles

Enter the conference website and register.

START
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

END
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

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Fri, October 14, 2016 at 10:00am to
Sat, October 15, 2016 at 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean

Special Event

The interregional arena of the Indian Ocean has emerged as a connected—if not unified—field of historical study. While the case for integration had been strongly suggested by historical scholarship since the 1980s on the pre-colonial and early modern periods, comparisons and connections across the Indian Ocean in the colonial and modern eras have been a major feature of historical studies in the twenty-first century. Histories of this rich and complex arena of human interaction have taken the form of books, monographs, and research articles. These works have explored and explained important historical webs of relationships—social, economic, cultural, and political—that bound together the peoples of South Asia, Middle East, East and South Africa, and Southeast and East Asia. In so doing, scholars have transcended rigid area studies boundaries and crossed colonial and national borders in creative ways. While earlier works had focused on trade, newer studies have innovatively blended the aspects of culture and political economy.

In light of the efflorescence of work on a region of both historical and contemporary importance, Sugata Bose and Sunil Amrith have taken on the task of bringing together the best historians of the Indian Ocean to offer a grand synthesis of the scholarship of the past few decades in a two-volume The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean, under contract to Cambridge University Press. Sugata Bose is the general editor of the project, and Sunil Amrith is one of the editors of the second volume. They are joined by Engseng Ho and Tansen Sen (volume 1) and Isabel Hofmeyr (volume 2). The conference will play a pivotal role in a major scholarly endeavor, allowing the editors to hone their overview and conceptualization of the volume as a whole, while providing vital feedback to individual authors.

Learn more at the conference website.

Cosponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Asia Center

START
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 10:00am

END
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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