The Seed for Change Program (SFC) is an annual competition run by The Mittal Institute, in which grant prizes will be awarded to interdisciplinary student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan. First deadline: Dec 21, 2018.
The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, have been jointly researching how talent is allocated in a society, how meritocracy has been conceptualized in both India and China, and how its definition has changed over time. Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung Memorial Professor of Chinese History and Director of the Fairbank Center, gave a lecture on ‘Meritocracy in China: Past and Present’ in Delhi on November 26, 2018, as a part of the larger project.
We invite applications for a research fellow to work with Professor Conor Walsh at the Harvard Biodesign Lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University in collaboration with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute.
Pakistani musician and author Ali Sethi, AB ’06, returned to Harvard to talk to his longtime friend and mentor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures, about sufi poetry, his own artistic journey and life as a perpetual student of the arts, and his days as a Harvard undergraduate.
The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, seeks an assistant director and a communications manager.
Earlier this month, Kabi Raj Lama spoke at the Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s national academy of arts. His talk, entitled ‘Trauma and Memory: Healing through Art’, retraced his life story; he spoke of art, natural disasters and mental health. The event followed a 3-day workshop on stone lithography with the artist and students at the Akademi.
The Mittal Institute’s Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow for 2017/18, Dr. Raile Rocky Ziipao, has published a new paper in Strategic Analysis Journal, which “argues that the new national road infrastructure bypasses the local economy, and posits the need to link rural infrastructure—especially connectivity and local markets—with regional, national and international markets.”
Harvard College students: Are you interested in travelling to India during Wintersession on a cultural immersion trip and working with local high school students? If so, apply to The Mittal Institute’s Inaugural Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership!
Sunil Hirani is a collector of South Asian art, and will soon join The Mittal Institute’s Arts Council. The Indian-American businessman displays works by Tyeb Mehta, FN Souza, MF Husain and others at his home in Connecticut, as well as much older, classical pieces. Here, he discusses the importance of conserving South Asia’s artistic heritage.
Aman Kaleem, a Delhi-based filmmaker, is one of the four South Asian artists selected as 2018/19 Visiting Fellows at The Mittal Institute. At Harvard, she will explore the use of new visual technologies to create films that are truly immersive experiences.