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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University


1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138





Events at this Venue


Mon, February 13, 2017 from 05:00pm - 06:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Debrief Nepal: Reflections on an In-Country Rapid Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness

Special Event

Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government

Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal

David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales

Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS

Although scientists can say with near certainty that a major earthquake will strike the Kathmandu Valley in the future, they cannot predict with certainty when that major earthquake will strike.  Such uncertainty generates another kind of uncertainty, about what to do now, in the near term, and in the long term.  It can even facilitate delays in needed decision-making.  Nepali stakeholders, drawn from government, civil society, and the private sector, joined several outside participants in a just-completed one-day exercise using rapid scenario planning methods to unlock implementable ideas for securing an earthquake-resilient Kathmandu Valley. They will report on the outcome of the working exercise during this panel discussion.

Reception to Follow

This initiative is part of the Harvard South Asia Institute’s Nepal Studies Program, launched with generous support from Jeffrey M. Smith.

In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and the Harvard Asia Center

Join the conversation: #DebriefNepal.

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Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Wed, March 30, 2016 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Great Eternal Return: A Social Media Film

Arts Seminar

Paribartana MohantyVisiting Artist, South Asia Institute Arts Program

Chair: Namita DhariaLecturer in Anthropology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences 

The lecture-performance is part of Mohanty’s larger project ‘Act the Victim’ that engages with the images of crisis circulating on social media. It is based on a video excerpt of TV interview of Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat, that went viral on social media just before the 2014 General Elections in India. ‘Great Eternal Return’ will deal with the plethora of anonymous and mysterious images circulating on social media landscape, and traveling across geographical boundaries, contesting meanings and proposing misreadings. It will on one level study the shifting values of these obsessively parasitic images: their displacement, associations, propagandas, and investigate the processes of their creation and resurrection elsewhere. On the other hand, it will attempt to comprehend our encounters with these temporal images that continuously replace each other in an itinerant loop and become part of our collective memory, occupy our everyday conversations, public sphere, and our dreams.

Q+A: Visiting Artist Paribartana Mohanty

 

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Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Thu, September 17, 2015 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Welcome Back Chaat Party

Celebrate the start of the school year with SAI!

  • Meet SAI’s Visiting Fellows and faculty
  • Learn about student funding opportunities
  • Hear what’s happening at SAI
  • Enjoy delicious South Asian food

This event is for Harvard affiliates – please be prepared to show your Harvard ID.

Join the Facebook event.

If you are interested in representing your South Asia focused student group at this event, please email us at sainit@fas.harvard.edu.

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Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Tue, April 28, 2015 from 02:30pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Intizar Husain: A World Class Fiction-Writer and The Social Ethics of Yaqub Mirza

Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar

Chair: Dr. Naseem Hines 

Cosponsored with the Harvard Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and Pakistan American Democratic Forum (PADF) Literary Circle

Schedule and Speakers:

First Session: 2:30 pm -3:30 pm

Opening Remarks: Dr Naseem Hines

Intizar Hussain: Contemporary World Class Urdu Fiction
Dr Razia Mushkoor

The Worldview of Intizar Hussain
Dr Agha Saeed

Best of Intizar Hussain by Intizar Hussain – Video / Skype

Second Session: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Urdu Poetry – 1:  3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Habib Jalib:  The Poet of Many Epochs
Nazir Qaiser, Hafizullah Khan Niazi

The Best of Habib Jalib
Rendition by Tahira Habib Jalib – Skype

Urdu Poetry – 2: 4:00 pm -4:30 pm

Nazir Qaiser:  The Aesthetic Poet of Contemporary Pakistan
Hafizullah Khan Niazi

Aesthetic Inheritor of Munir Niazi and Nasir Kazmi
Dr. Agha Saeed

Best of Nazir Qaiser by Nazir Qaiser

Third Session: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Social Ethics of Dr Yaqub Mirza
Dr Agha Saeed

Essentials of “The Five Pillars of Prosperity”
Dr Yaqub Mirza

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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Tue, March 31, 2015 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Digital Archives and Public History: Documenting and Exhibiting South Asian American Stories

SAI and MIT-India present: Lecture Series: South Asia and Its Diasporas

Samip Mallick, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive

Pawan Dhingra, Founding Curator of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition: Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Professor and Director, Department of Sociology, Tufts University

Moderated by Vivek Bald, 2014-15 Harvard University Charles Warren Center Fellow Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies & Writing, MIT

Samip Mallick, co-founder and director of the first extensive public digital archive documenting the stories and histories of South Asians in the United States, and Pawan Dhingra, founding curator of the first large-scale national exhibition devoted to the lives and pasts of Indian Americans, will discuss the goals, approaches, challenges, and reception of their respective initiatives at a moment in which South Asians have reached a new level of presence in the U.S.

Co-sponsored by: Charles Warren Center Seminar on Multimedia History & Literature

Join the Facebook event.

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Cambridge MA 02138

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Tue, December 9, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Pre-Departure Orientation

This is an orientation for students who are traveling to South Asia during Winter Session 2015, and will include travel tips and logistics, health and safety information, cultural introduction, and will provide an opportunity to meet other students who will be in the region. Food will be served!

All Harvard Students traveling to South Asia in Winter Session are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora Maginn, maginn@fas.harvard.edu if you’d like to join.

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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Wed, November 19, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Summer Grant Opportunities Open House

Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities from 2014 SAI grant recipients. Learn about the various types of grants, the application process, how to write an appropriate budget for a summer in South Asia, and enjoy some delicious South Asian food.

For more details on SAI grants, click here. 

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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Wed, November 5, 2014 from 05:15pm - 06:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

A Personalized History of Indian Photography, 1880 to 2010

Arts Lecture and Opening Reception for ‘Coded Elegance’

Photographer Pablo Bartholomew, whose career spans over 40 years, introspects on his personal collection of historical photographs as well as works by other photographers from the pre and post-Independence era, rounding off by elaborating on contemporary practices. This visual walkthrough consists of photographic work that has marked and influenced him.

Chair: Dalia Linssen, Assistant Professor, RISD

Reception to follow.

Pablo’s photo exhibit, ‘Coded Elegance’ will be on display in the CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, from Nov. 5 to Jan. 31, 2015.

With generous support from the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund, the Arts Initiative at SAI brings experienced and emerging artists to Harvard whose work focus is on social issues related to South Asia. 

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Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 05:15pm

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Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 06:30pm

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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

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1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Tue, November 4, 2014 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Anatomy of a Man-Made Disaster: Thirty Years Later, Remembering the Bhopal Gas Tragedy

SAI Arts Initiative Seminar

Pablo Bartholomew, Photojournalist

Discussant: Bridget Corbett Hanna, Post-Doc, Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University

Chair: Ajantha Subramanian, Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Harvard University

In December 1984, a gas leak at the Union Carbide Factory, now owned by Dow Chemicals, caused the death of thousands of inhabitants of Bhopal and incapacitated the living who have yet to be fully compensated. Photographer Pablo Bartholomew, then aged 29, who arrived at the scene recounts his experiences of what it was like covering the disaster and its aftermath.

Lunch will be provided.

Pablo’s photo exhibit, ‘Coded Elegance’ will be on display in the CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, from Nov. 5 to Jan. 31, 2015.

With generous support from the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund, the Arts Initiative at SAI brings experienced and emerging artists to Harvard whose work focus is on social issues related to South Asia.  

 

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Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 01:30pm

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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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