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SAI Event Type : Lecture


Thu, November 30, 2017 from 06:30pm - 08:00pm  /  Asia Society, New York

Looking Back, Informing the Future: A Multidisciplinary Research Project on the 1947 Partition of British India

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
Speakers:
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.

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 06:30pm

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 08:00pm

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Asia Society, New York

ADDRESS
725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021

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Mon, September 25, 2017 from 05:30pm - 06:45pm  /  Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

“Aadhaar, India’s Biometric, Unified Payment Interface and the India Stack: Technology at Scale for Development” with Nandan Nilekani

A talk by Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI); Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys

Discussant: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asian Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School

Nandan Nilekani is the former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which implemented the Aadhaar project, India’s biometric ID that uses a 12-digit unique identification number. The seminar will discuss the idea of making Aadhar card mandatory in India and its implications on the lives of 1.2 billion people.

Free and open to the public. This talk is part of the SAI Social Enterprise Series | SW47: Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Social and Economic Problems in the Developing World

Co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 05:30pm

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 06:45pm

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Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

ADDRESS
Room 305, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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Fri, September 22, 2017 from 12:00pm - 01:00pm  /  Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue  /  Harvard Law School

Family Law Reform in Pakistan: Recent Opinions Favoring Women-Initiated Divorce

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-divorcewhich, 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

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:00pm

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:00pm

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Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue


VENUE
Harvard Law School

ADDRESS
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02138

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Mon, September 18, 2017 from 01:00pm - 01:45pm  /  Harvard Graduate School of Design  /  Stubbins Room (Gund Hall 112)

City in Garden: Trees as Element of Urban Design

Department of Landscape Architecture Brown Bag Lecture Series presents:

“City in Garden: Trees as Element of Urban Design”

Lecture by Rajnish Wattas, Former Principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture

Rajnish Wattas is the former principal of the Chandigarh College of Architecture and currently visiting professor at various institutions. An architectural critic and Chandigarh’s modern heritage expert he has focused on city’s landscape design considerably. He has authored a compendium of professional writings and hundreds of general essays, travelogues and features in leading journals, newspapers and anthologies. He is co-author of two books Trees of Chandigarh and Sukhna — Sublime Lake of Chandigarh and has recently co-edited an anthology titled: Le Corbusier Rediscovered: Chandigarh and beyond to be published by October 2017. On various expert groups, he was a team member entrusted with evolving the ‘Master Plan of Chandigarh – 2031’ and now a member of the ‘Chandigarh Heritage Committee’ that oversees all heritage issues of the city and implementation of the ‘Management Plan’ following the UNESCO Heritage status accorded to its Capitol Complex. He is also founder member of the ‘Chandigarh Tree Lovers’ that promotes awareness about Chandigarh landscape.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard South Asia Institute and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:00pm

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Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:45pm

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Fri, September 8, 2017 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development

A South Asia Institute Urbanization Seminar Series:

“Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development”

Sanjeev Vidyarthi
Author; Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderated by
Rahul Mehrotra
Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning
and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 06:00pm

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Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, August 11, 2017 - Mon, August 14, 2017  /  Dubai, UAE

Crossroads Summer Program

The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) Crossroads Summer Program is a fully-funded introduction to Harvard and American university culture for students from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances.  The application deadline is July 1, 2017, and the program will run from August 11-14, 2017 at the DIFC Academy of the Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai, UAE).

Leading Harvard faculty will teach an intensive, multidisciplinary four-day curriculum in Dubai, for up to 60 accomplished, motivated youth. This program is a collaboration between the Harvard South Asia Institute, the Harvard Business School Club of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Dubai International Financial Centre with the support of Air Arabia, the Carlton Hotel, Dubai Future Accelerators, and Emirates Grand Hotel.

Program details

  • Class size: up to 60 students
  • Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai
  • Cost: FREE (The program will cover the costs of international travel, board, lodging and class materials. Visa costs are the responsibility of selected candidates.)
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2017
  • Applications are open now—early submissions are encouraged.
  • Questions: Write to sainit@fas.harvard.edu (Subject line: SAI Crossroads Summer Program)

Faculty

  • Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School and Director of the South Asia Institute at Harvard University.
  • Karim R. Lakhani is Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, the Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab and NASA Tournament Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative.

To apply or learn more information, visit the webpage: http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/sai-crossroads-summer-program/

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Fri, January 13, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Karachi, Pakistan

The Importance of Religious and Cultural Literacy in a Cosmopolitan World

Special Event

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

Register.

 

 

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:00pm

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:00pm

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Karachi, Pakistan

ADDRESS
Karachi, Pakistan

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Fri, April 29, 2016 from 01:00pm - 06:30pm  /  Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

What is Islam? A Symposium in Memory of Shahab Ahmed

Featuring:

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

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:00pm

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 06:30pm

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Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

ADDRESS
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

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Mon, April 25, 2016 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  NYE AB, 5th Floor, Taubman Building

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi: Pakistan’s Role in Regional Stability

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

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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:00pm

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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 01:30pm

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