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SAI Event Type : Seminars


Wed, March 28, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Urbanization Series: Colossus: Delhi in Theory

Sanjoy Chakravorty, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University and Visiting Fellow, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design

Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Thu, March 22, 2018 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Fellows Seminar: Raile Rocky Ziipao, Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow

FELLOWS SEMINAR
Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellowship Seminar
Raile Rocky Ziipao, Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow
Chair: Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

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Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 04:00pm

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Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Tue, March 20, 2018 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

South Asia Without Borders Seminar: Divine Kingdoms of the Western Himalaya: Collective Agency and Divine Intentionality

Bo Sax, Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Chairs: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy; Chair, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Cosponsored with the Asia Center and the Department of South Asian Studies

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Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 04:00pm

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Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Fri, March 9, 2018 from 12:00pm - 02:00pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Pre-Texts with Doris Sommer

Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

The Humanities have important work to do in developing societies, because they foster creative and critical thinking. For its own intrinsic value, the aesthetic judgment that the Humanities hone affords pleasure of freedom and sociability. And related to those pleasures is the general faculty of judgment that free societies depend on.  With the activities of Pre-Texts we gather lessons of philosophy, pedagogy, and art — including vernacular arts — to offer high order learning in low-resourced communities.

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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, March 2, 2018 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  Brown University McKinney Conference Room Watson Institute 111 Thayer St

The Question of Tribes in North East India

SAI Fellow Raile Rocky Ziipao will discuss social dynamics and infrastructure development in India’s frontier and border region. His research on the frontier highways uses the philosophy of Indigenous methodology (perspective from within).

Link to the event page at Brown. 

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Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 04:00pm

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Fri, February 23, 2018 at 02:00pm  /  Watson Institute at Brown University

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Series: Is Nationalism a Democratic Resource? Evidence from India and Malaysia

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Series: Is Nationalism a Democratic Resource? Evidence from India and Malaysia

Primary Speaker: Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, University of Oxford

Dr. Maya Tudor’s research investigates the origins of stable, democratic and effective states across the developing world, with a particular emphasis upon South Asia.  She was educated at Stanford University (BA in Economics) and Princeton University (MPA in Development Studies and Ph.D. in Politics and Public Policy).  She has held Fellowships at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy.

Her book, ‘The Promise of Power’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013), was based on her 2010 dissertation, which won the American Political Science Association’s Gabriel Almond Prize for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics.  The book investigates the origins of India and Pakistan’s puzzling regime divergence in the aftermath of colonial independence.  She is also the author of articles in Comparative PoliticsJournal of Democracy, and Party Politics

Before embarking on an academic career, Dr. Tudor worked as a Special Assistant to Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank, at UNICEF, in the United States Senate, and at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee. A dual citizen of Germany and the United States, she has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Germany, France, India, Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

VENUE
Watson Institute at Brown University

ADDRESS
Watson Institute at Brown University, 111 Thayer Street Providence, RI

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Wed, February 7, 2018 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Cities of Delhi: Differentiated Citizenship in the Capital City

PATRICK HELLER
Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University

CHAIR: SAI BALAKRISHNAN
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School Of Design

 

Drawing on fieldwork in a range of communities in Delhi, Patrick Heller documents inequity, and exclusion within basic service distribution across the city.  These exclusionary practices have both a formal character built into policies that differentiate citizenship rights across settlement types and an informal character driven by political arrangements.  

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Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:00pm

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Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Image of crowded neighborhood in Dehli
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Wed, January 31, 2018 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Non-Caste Societies, Epistemology, and Challenges in India: A Tribal Indian’s Perspective

For the Boston Study Group’s first Ambedkar lecture of the year, Dr. Raile Rocky Ziipao (Raghunathan Family Fellow, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University; Member, Tribal Intellectual Collective India) will speak on the topic of “Non-Caste Societies, Epistemology, and Challenges in India: A Tribal Indian’s Perspective.”

Boston Study Group (BSG) is an organization dedicated to working towards a just and equitable society.  They organize study groups, monthly meetings, lecture series and other social activities in the Boston area to create educational and organizing infrastructure to carry forward their mission.

 

 

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Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 08:00pm

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Mon, January 15, 2018 at 06:00pm  /  India International Center: Annexe Building: Lecture Room- I

Childhood Stunting In India: Lessons Learned And Future Directions

PROFESSOR S.V. (SUBU) SUBRAMANIAN
Professor of Population Health and Geography at Harvard University, and Director of a University-wide Initiative on Applied Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences

MODERATOR: MR. ARJAN DE WAGT
Chief, Child Development & Nutrition, UNICEF India

For the inaugural SAI India Seminar Series event, Professor Subramanian will discuss the current policy perspectives to addressing the burden of stunting in India. He will make recommendations for targeted policy deliberation and action.

Annexe Building: Lecture Room- I
India International Center
40, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi, 110 003

 

RSVP- Sanjay Kumar at sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Woman with her child on a hospital bed
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