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SAI Event Type : Seminars


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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Thu, October 12, 2017 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm  /  Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Level Library

Sister Nivedita’s Narrative of Inclusiveness

Borders in Modern Asia Workshop
Inaugural Lecture
Commemorating Sister Nivedita’s 150th Birth Anniversary

 

REBA SOM
Historian and Author of Margot (2017)

CHAIRED BY SUGATA BOSE
Gardiner Professor of History

START
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Level Library

ADDRESS
Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Level Library

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Tue, October 10, 2017 from 12:30pm - 02:00pm  /  William James Hall B1

Devi Shetty Seminar: Affordable Healthcare: Together We Can Do It

Dr. Shetty’s innovation in driving down cardiac surgery costs at his Narayana Health Hospital chain has often been compared to Henry Ford’s automobile assembly lines. At 14,000 surgeries last year, Narayana Health has given thousands access to life saving procedures that were previously out of reach. Dr. Shetty’s low-cost model has inspired accessible healthcare around the world.

Discussant: Vikram Patel
Co-founder and Member of Managing Committee, Sangath, Goa, India; Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow; Harvard Medical School; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Public Health Foundation of India; London School- of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Vikram Patel is a professor of global health and social medicine and psychiatrist whose work over the past two decades has focused on reducing the treatment gap for mental disorders in low resource countries.

Chair: Tarun Khanna
Director of Harvard South Asia Institute;
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

 

 

 

START
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 12:30pm

END
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 02:00pm

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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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Mon, April 24, 2017 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm  /  CGIS South, S354

“Our Clothes, Our Hair, We Don’t Care”: Prince and the British South Asian misfits

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Hasit Shah, Research Affiliate, Harvard South Asia Institute

Chair: Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University

When Prince passed away in April 2016, at the age of just 57, many people felt profound sadness at the loss of an artist whose performative genius was such that people from all backgrounds and lifestyles felt included in his world. SAI Research Affiliate Hasit Shah – journalist, Londoner and Prince fan – explores the connections between a group of second-generation British South Asians and a musician they too claimed as one of their own.

This event was originally scheduled for April 12. 

START
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Mon, April 24, 2017 from 12:15pm - 01:45pm  /  One Brattle Square

Ending America’s Longest War: Experiences from the diplomatic front lines in Afghanistan

Cosponsored Event

Please join the India and South Asia Project in a conversation with Ambassador Feldman, Ambassador Grossman, and Ambassador Olson on the evolution of U.S. Policy in Afghanistan.

Join the India and South Asia Project for a panel which will explore the evolution of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

The speakers include:
Daniel Feldman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Marc Grossman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Richard G. Olson, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan

The discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
Event website: Panel: Ending America’s Longest War: Experiences from the diplomatic front lines in Afghanistan

Location: Room 402, Fourth Floor, One Brattle Building (enter next to Chipotle)

 

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:15pm

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 01:45pm

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