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Nepal Studies Program




Q +A: Shaping Nepal’s Leaders

Building a country’s future is no easy task. Especially since young leaders often need to be coached and given proper opportunities. Even with this challenge, Pukar Malla has spent his career conducting research and developing initiatives to bring self-sustaining entrepreneurship to Nepal. 

SAI Hosts Student Research Art Exhibition

On Wednesday, April 4th, SAI hosted an opening reception for its Spring Art Exhibition, "Showcasing Research in South Asia Through Visual Arts." It features 2D and 3D art and artifacts inspired by Harvard students who traveled to South Asia sponsored by Harvard SAI travel grants. The show was curated by Sheliza Jamal (Graduate School of Education) and Neeti Nayak (Graduate School of Design).

Second Annual SAI Crossroads Program

Applications for the 2018 SAI Crossroads Program open on March 15! Last year, we welcomed 50 first-generation college students from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East to Dubai for a fully-funded career development opportunity with Harvard faculty.

Alum Q+A: Art, Business and Life after Graduation

Sneha Shrestha (also known as IMAGINE in the art world) transcends easy categorization. As a calligraffiti artist, arts educator, curator and social entrepreneur, her day to day – much like her art – is never predictable. SAI recently spoke to Sneha about art, business, and life after graduation.

Mar. 20 – 31: Visiting Artists at Harvard

SAI is pleased to announce our Visiting Artists for the Spring semester, who will be at Harvard from March 20 – 31. During their time at Harvard, the artists will display their work on campus, meet with students, attend courses, and give a public seminar. Check back on our site for details about the seminars. Madhu Das is a multi-disciplinary Visual…

SAI responds to Executive Order

We offer our full support to Harvard students, faculty, staff and affiliates, regardless of their country of origin or religious background, alongside the Harvard International Office and the university’s Global Support Services.

In Short Supply: Post-disaster medical care

This article, featuring SAI Steering Committee member Jennifer Leaning, was originally published in Harvard Medicine Magazine. By Elizabeth Dougherty When a calamity strikes and tens of thousands of people need help, the first impulse is to cry “All hands on deck!” Not so fast, say experts in disaster relief. “It was always thought that in a disaster there wouldn’t be…

SAI launches Nepal Studies Program

The 3-year program will focus on a different faculty-led topic of interest each year, and engage with scholars and practitioners both on the ground in Nepal and in Cambridge.

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Participants at the Debrief Nepal event in Kathmandu in February 2017