Sat, December 23, 2017 from 02:00pm - 05:00pm
On December 11th, the Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings (B4) program formally inaugurated the Workshop on Genomic Applications in Healthcare & Translational Research, co-hosted by Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB). The intensive two-week workshop includes daily lectures and hands-on sessions, culminating in a valedictory event featuring a key note by Dr. VijayRaghavan (Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India.)
Valedictory Event Schedule
2:00 – 2:30pm | Key note
By Dr. VijayRaghavan, Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India
2:30 – 4:00pm | Panel Presentation: Impact of B4 program
Professor Venkatesh N. Murthy, Harvard University (moderator)
Parvathi M. Sreekumar, B4 Fellow
Gayatri Ramakrishnan, B4 Fellow
Ramya Purkanti, B4 Fellow
Aditya Murthy, Indian Institute of Science
4:00 – 4:10pm | Closing Remarks
By Professor N. Yathindra, Director, Institute
of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
4:15 – 5:00pm | Reception
The event will take place at the IBAB Auditorium.
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I
Bengaluru 560 100, India
Tel: 080-285 289 00, 080-285 289 01, 080-285 289 02
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 02:00pm
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 05:00pm
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Partition of British India, as well as the launch of Harvard’s South Asia Institute’s major research on Partition.
Panelists will discuss the complexities of large-scale human migration and resettlements. Such lessons can inform current cross-border displacement and the corresponding growth of urban settlements and cities.
VIEWPOINTS, HARVARD SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE & THE ASIA SOCIETY PRESENT
LOOKING BACK, INFORMING THE FUTURE:
A Multidisciplinary Research coordinated by the Harvard South Asia Institute on the 1947 Partition of British India
TARUN KHANNA Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann
Professor, Harvard Business School.
KARIM LAKHANI Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Director Harvard Innovation Science Laboratory.
JENNIFER LEANING François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights. Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
RAHUL MEHROTRA Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Principal, RMA Architects of Mumbai, India.
PRASHANT BHARADWAJ Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego
Viewpoints is an annual series featuring prominent, visionary figures in the creative arts and is made possible by the generous support of Aashish and Dinyar S. Devitre.
Tickets at asiasociety.org: $20 members; $22 students/seniors; $25 nonmembers
Asia Society Program Website
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 06:30pm
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 08:00pm
David Dean Shulman, Hebrew University
CHAIRS: Parmil G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University; Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
This lecture will offer readings from one extraordinary section of the Tamil text, Kampaṉ’s twelfth-century Irāmāvatāram, the Cittirakūṭap paṭalam, when the heroes enter into their new home in the wilderness. The question to be addressed is: what is the poet telling us about this tensile moment, and, above all, what has he left unsaid?
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 05:00pm
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 07:00pm
David Dean Shulman, Hebrew University
Chair: Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies
Dean Shulman of Hebrew University will be discussing Kudiyattam, the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Kudiyattam is recognized by Unesco as a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.”
Blodgett Distinguished Artists
with support from the Department of Music,
the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities,
and the Elson Family Fund.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 03:00pm
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 04:30pm
A Lunchtime Talk with Mubasher Hussain, ILSP: SHARIAsource Visiting Fellow, Fulbright Scholar
Lunch will be provided – please RSVP
Dr. Hussain will discuss Islamic law’s guidelines for the dissolution of marriage, particularly the khul-divorce—which, under conventional Sunni interpretation, allows a wife to dissolve the marriage only if her husband consents. In his research of Textualist Scholars in the Indian Subcontinent, Dr. Hussain explores an alternative interpretation, which permits a wife to dissolve the marriage without her husband’s consent. This talk will explore arguments that justify the scholar-jurists’ view, based on recent leading opinions from their circles.
Sponsored by SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:00pm
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:00pm
A South Asia Institute Urbanization Seminar Series:
“Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development”
Author; Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning
and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 06:00pm
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 07:30pm