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CGIS South, S450


1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA





Events at this Venue


Thu, April 13, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S450

From Story to Book (Kahani Se Kitab Tak)

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Musharraf Ali FarooqiBabar Ali Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute

Ali AsaniProfessor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University

From Story to Book (Kahani Se Kitab Tak) is a graduated reading program to introduce Urdu classical literature and folklore to native language speakers, and offer a new language testing system using electronic resources like the Urdu Thesaurus (http://www.urduthesaurus.com). The same content can be used to develop a better understanding of South Asian culture for young audiences around the world. The content will be available in local languages and English. SAI fellow Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who has designed the program, and conducted a successful pilot project at an International Baccalaureate certified school in Lahore, Pakistan, will describe the plan for the staged implementation of the Kahani Se Kitab Tak program, and how testing mechanisms will be adapted to the learner’s level without compromising the program content.

START
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

0413 Farooqi
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Tue, December 13, 2016 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S450

Assessing Impact of Feed-in-Tariff on Electric Grids in the Developing World: A Socio-economic Perspective

Science and Technology Seminar

Fahad Javed, Aman Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute

Discussant: Afreen SiddiqiVisiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Feed-in-tariffs to support solar photovoltaic (PV) cells deployment for home consumers has been one of the most actively supported policy measure across the globe for a greener, more resilient, and cost effective electric grid. However, as experience in some of the leading nations in solar PV deployment has shown, faulty tariff design may be very costly for all the stakeholders and sometimes result in detrimental outcomes.  Understanding how this policy will impact the consumers and the grid operations is of significant importance. Incidentally, feed-in-tariffs are being considered and offered in different regions in developing world including South Asia. To this end in this talk we discuss how energy demand simulations based on socio-economic realities of the region can be used to evaluate the impact of feed-in-tariffs on the electric grids. Furthermore, we discuss how such simulations can aid policy makers in improving the impact of policy measures, such as tax rebates etc., through better visibility provided by simulations of consumer behavior.

Light lunch will be served.

START
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:00pm

END
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

1213 Fahad
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Fri, March 14, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262  /  CGIS South, S450

Art and the Science of Facial Surgery

Global Health Seminar

Dr. Paul C. SalinsMedical Director & Vice President, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center and Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi Specialty Hospital

Chair: Jinah KimAssistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

For more than 30 years, Dr. Salins has modified, rebuilt and deconstructed faces, some to create harmony, others to restore normalcy, and few to meet an individuals expectation. Yet, great art uncovers faces which fascinates, captivates and powerfully communicates, whether ugly or beautiful, harmonious or full of discord. The real face that in art becomes manifested seems to elude the surgeon, condemning his efforts to boring repetitions of aesthetic ideas. Can this gulf be bridged, and as mankind as we know changes, will art define the new faces we shall seek?

START
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138


VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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