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Asia Society, New York


725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021



Asia Society, New York



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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

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
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.
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

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Fri, November 6, 2015 from 06:30pm - 08:00pm  /  Asia Society, New York

Viewpoints: Kumbh Mela, Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

Dhruv Kazi, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Center for Healthcare Value, University of California San Francisco, Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital

Tarun KhannaDirector of Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Rahul MehrotraProfessor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Facilitated by Meera Gandhi, CEO and Founder The Giving Back Foundation; Advisory Council Member, SAI

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The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious fair that occurs every twelve years at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers on the plains of northern India. Since its inception early in the first millennium CE, the Kumbh Mela has become the largest public gathering in the world. Today it draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of a few weeks. The most recent observance of the festival took place from January 14 to February 25, 2013 in Allahabad, with an estimated attendance of over 80 million people.

Because of its size and complexity, the 2013 Kumbh Mela inspired the Harvard South Asia Institute’s flagship multi-year interdisciplinary research project in a number of complementary fields: business, technology and communications, urban studies and design, religious and cultural studies, and public health. Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. Launched in 2015, the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

The faculty leaders, representing Harvard Business School, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss their experience studying the world’s largest festival, and lessons learned for future research.

Book sale to follow.

Cosponsored by the Asia Society.

Read a summary of the event here.


 

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Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 06:30pm

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Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 08:00pm

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Asia Society, New York

ADDRESS
725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021

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