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Thompson Room
Barker Center


12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Events at this Venue


Wed, May 3, 2017 - Thu, May 4, 2017  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

2017 SAI Symposium, MAY 3-4: South Asia: Migrations and Transformations

Join us at the 2017 SAI Symposium, our annual flagship event, where we bring together scholars, practitioners and audiences to discuss, debate and dissect major South Asian themes from an interlocking variety of perspectives. This year, we are exploring migrations and transformations in society, from the points of view of visual arts, life sciences, and the study of displacement.

Learn more and register.

START
Wed, May 3, 2017

END
Thu, May 4, 2017

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, May 6, 2016 from 03:15pm - 04:30pm  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Seed For Change Finalists Presentations

Special Event

The Harvard South Asia Institute competition awards prizes to interdisciplinary student projects that impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India. The three finalist groups will present their project plans and a jury will award the grand prize of $40,000.

  • GoMango: provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India
  • Torr Energy: for-profit company that uses a series of technologies and a unique model to produce and sell
    low-cost waste-derived solid fuel in remote areas
  • The Craftsmen: small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices.

START
Fri, May 6, 2016 at 03:15pm

END
Fri, May 6, 2016 at 04:30pm

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, May 5, 2016 - Fri, May 6, 2016  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Who Speaks for Democracy Across South Asia?

Annual Symposium

This year’s Symposium will feature conversations on the topic of democracy across South Asia.

Click here for the full schedule and registration.

START
Thu, May 5, 2016

END
Fri, May 6, 2016

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, April 8, 2016 - Sat, April 9, 2016  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Celebrating Another Harmony: South Asian Folklore in the 21st Century

Cosponsored Event

On Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2016, the annual Folklore & Mythology Symposium will be “Celebrating Another Harmony: South Asian Folklore in the 21st Century”!

Friday evening, April 8th, at 6:00 pm, Margaret Mills (Professor Emerita, Ohio Station University) will deliver the keynote address, in the Barker Center, Room 133.

Saturday, April 9th, will start at 9:00 am, with four panels throughout the day.

Click here to learn more.

Cospsonored with the Committee on Degrees in Folklore & Mythology, Harvard University

 

START
Fri, Apr 8, 2016

END
Sat, Apr 9, 2016

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, October 2, 2015 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar

Read a summary of the event here.

Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Musicians and composers

Moderator: Ali AsaniProfessor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University

The Merchant brothers, Salim and Sulaiman, rank among the most dynamic and talented musicians and composers in South Asia today. The breadth and range of their musical ability attests to their intrinsic genius: from award winning musical scores and compositions in Indian and American cinema to collaborations with some of the most talented and ground-breaking musicians of our times.  Salim and Sulaiman will reflect on their musical careers and some of their widely acclaimed compositions inspired by Islam’s rich tradition of spirituality and artistic expression.

Cosponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

START
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 12:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Mon, March 10, 2014 from 05:00pm - 06:30pm  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

SAI Book Talk

Husain Haqqani, Director of the Center of International Relations; Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Boston University; Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States

Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council 

Chair: Asim Khwaja, Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Husain Haqqani is the former Ambassador of Pakistan to Sri Lanka (1992–1993) and the United States (2008–2011). He is currently Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute and co-edits the journal ‘Current Trends in Islamist Ideology’ published by Hudson Institute’s Center for Islam, Democracy and Future of the Muslim World. Ambassador Haqqani is also Director of the Center of International Relations, and Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University.

Shuja Nawaz, a native of Pakistan, was made the first director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council in January 2009. He is a political and strategic analyst. Mr. Nawaz writes for leading newspapers and websites and speaks on current topics before civic groups, at think tanks, and on radio and television worldwide. He is the author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within/ He is also the principal author of FATA: A Most Dangerous Place, Pakistan in the Danger Zone: A Tenuous US-Pakistan Relationship, and Learning by Doing: The Pakistan Army’s Experience with Counterinsurgency

Reception and book sale to follow event.

Read more about the event.

START
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 06:30pm

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sat, September 21, 2013 at 09:15am to
Sun, September 22, 2013 at 03:30pm  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

Mind & Attention in Indian Philosophy

South Asia Without Borders Workshop

Organized by:
Parimal G. Patil, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Susanna Siegel, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
Sebastian Watzl, Center for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo

View full schedule here.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Mind and Nature, Oslo, the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University, the Department of Philosphy at Harvard University, the Network for Sensory Research, and the Harvard University South Asia Institute

START
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 09:15am

END
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 03:30pm

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mind and Attention Poster
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