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SAI Event Type : Seminars


Wed, February 7, 2018 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Cities of Delhi: Differentiated Citizenship in the Capital City

PATRICK HELLER
Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University

CHAIR: SAI BALAKRISHNAN
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School Of Design

 

Drawing on fieldwork in a range of communities in Delhi, Heller documents inequity, and exclusion within basic service distribution across the city.  These exclusionary practices have both a formal character built into policies that differentiate citizenship rights across settlements types and an informal character driven by political arrangements.  

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Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Mon, January 15, 2018 at 06:00pm  /  India International Center: Annexe Building: Lecture Room- I

Childhood Stunting In India: Lessons Learned And Future Directions

PROFESSOR S.V. (SUBU) SUBRAMANIAN
Professor of Population Health and Geography at Harvard University, and Director of a University-wide Initiative on Applied Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences

MODERATOR: MR. ARJAN DE WAGT
Chief, Child Development & Nutrition, UNICEF India

For the inaugural SAI India Seminar Series event, Professor Subramanian will discuss the current policy perspectives to addressing the burden of stunting in India. He will make recommendations for targeted policy deliberation and action.

Annexe Building: Lecture Room- I
India International Center
40, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi, 110 003

 

RSVP- Sanjay Kumar at sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Mon, Jan 15, 2018

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Mon, December 4, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

Contested Realities: India’s Environmental Movement and the Politics of Change

Contested Realities: India’s Environmental Movement and the Politics of Change

Sunita Narain

Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

December 4, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Emerson Hall, Room 105, 25 Quincy Street

ABSTRACT

The Indian environmental stories that are making international headlines are the ghastly air pollution and the nation’s inability to control filth, garbage and sewage that are overwhelming its cities, rivers and fields. The other narrative linking India to the rest of the world is that India is the major villain in climate change. I ask, can India can beat the pollution game by following the trajectory of the western world? Won’t capital and resource-intensive methods of environmental management simply add to the burden of inequality, and so to unsustainability? Also, is India the villain or the victim in international climate politics? Are there lessons in India for the global community in its fight against climate change? I will discuss how democracy and dissent must work together so that the environmentalism of the poor dictates the politics of change. Not just change in India, but change in the world.

PANEL

Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Jody Freeman

Archibald Cox Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, Harvard Law School

David S. Jones

A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Sunita Narain is a writer and environmentalist. In 2016 she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri (a top civilian state prize) by the Indian government. She also chaired the Tiger Task Force at the direction of the Prime Minister, to evolve an action plan for conservation in the country after the loss of tigers in Sariska. She has received the World Water Prize for work on rainwater harvesting and for its influence in building paradigms for community-based water management. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change and the National Ganga River Basin Authority. She has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in New Delhi since 1982. She is currently director general of the Centre, treasurer of the Society for Environmental Communications, and editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.

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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

ADDRESS
Room 305, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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Mon, November 13, 2017 at 12:00pm to
Sun, November 12, 2017 at 01:30pm  /  Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

Land Acquisition in India and China

Huang Yinghong, Associate Professor (School of International Relations, Sun Yat-sen University) will discuss the active role of the state and its compulsory measures towards land acquisition in India and China.

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Yenching Institute , Asia Center and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute

START
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.

ADDRESS
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Tue, October 31, 2017 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Nostalgia for the Future

The collaboration between Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar emerges from the intersection of their respective disciplines – architecture and documentary film. The film opens these disciplines to self-critique and looks at the way that they imagine and construct a nation and its citizen.

Avijit Mukul, Filmmaker
Rohan Shivkumar, Architect

Chair: Rahul Mehrotra
Professor Of Urban Design And Planning,
Harvard Graduate School Of Design

START
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 06:00pm

END
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Mon, October 23, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:15pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Artist Talk: In Silence, The Secret Speaks

SEEMA KOHLI

Chair: Richard Cash
Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population,
T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.

Engaging with a wide circuit of references like religious iconography, world mythology, philosophical and literature, Seema weaves together a story to recover the lost feminine narrative in cultural history in her work. Appropriating ancient Indian iconography and philosophy, she chronicles ancient myths and mythological figures to explore the relationship of the self with the spiritual cosmos.

START
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 05:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, October 20, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  Tozzer 203

Student movements in India and current challenges

Shehla Rashid Shora
Research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

 

Shehla Rashid Shora has emerged as a prominent face of the student-youth movement in India. She was active in the movement seeking justice for Dalit research scholar, Rohith Vemula, who ended his life after facing prolonged harassment by the University of Hyderabad administration. She also led the movement for the release of JNU students, Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban.

 

Discussant: Abha Sur
Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT
Chair: Ajantha Subramanian
Professor, Social Anthropology Program Director

 

There will be a private dinner with the speaker following the event from 6-8pm. Space is limited and those interested should register here.  Please direct any questions to harvardsai1@gmail.com.

 

TOZZER 203
21 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 05:30pm

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Tue, October 17, 2017 from 12:00pm - 02:00pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Partition of the Punjab

Ishtiaq Ahmed
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University; Visiting Professor,
Government College University; Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies,
National University of Singapore

Chaired by
Jennifer Leaning
François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

In this talk, Ahmed will speak about the communal violence experienced during the transfer of power to Indian and Pakistani governments, specifically examining the situation which prevailed in the Punjab. Ahmed will present an analysis based on empirical evidence and a Theory of Ethnic Cleansing to shed light on how and why the Punjab was bloodied (March 1947), partitioned (End of March to 17 August 1947) and cleansed.

START
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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