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.
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.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 06:30pm
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 08:00pm
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
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
Michael Cook, Islamic Studies
Noah Feldman, Law
Cemal Kafadar, History
Gülru Necipoğlu, Art History
Parimal Patil, South Asian Studies
Nicholas Watson, Medieval Studies and Religion
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the Committee on the Study of Religion, with support of the Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow Memorial Fund, the South Asia Initiative, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Islamic Legal Studies Program
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:00pm
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 06:30pm
South Asia Week at Harvard Kennedy School
As part of the Future of Diplomacy and India & South Asia Program’s annual SOUTH ASIA WEEK, Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations will discuss her country’s role in upholding regional peace and stability and Pakistan’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Maleeha Lodhi is Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
She is among the most accomplished female professionals in the Muslim world, with extensive experience in diplomacy, media, and teaching. She returns to the Kennedy School following a 2008 IOP Fellowship.
Cosponsored with the Future of Diplomacy and India & South Asia Program, HKS
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 01:30pm