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Steering Committee

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute’s Steering Committee provides guidance and advisement to SAI, and represents schools from across the university.

Martha Chen

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Affiliated Professor, Harvard Graduate School of DesignProfile


FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile


Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, FAS; Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard UniversityProfile

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages and CivilizationsProfile

Jennifer Leaning

François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.

Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development, HKSProfile

Diana Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, HDSProfile

Nicholas Burns

Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, HKSProfile

David Bloom

Chair, Department of Global Health and Population; Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, HSPHProfile

Tarun Khanna

Director of the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute & Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business SchoolProfile

Jinah Kim

Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & ArchitectureProfile

Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public HealthProfile

Kristen A. Stilt

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Islamic Legal Studies ProgramProfile

Venkatesh Murthy

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, Director, International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of EducationProfile

Parimal G. Patil

Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian StudiesProfile

Rahul Mehrotra

Professor of Urban Design and Planning, GSDProfile