As we kick off a new semester, here is a look back at SAI’s most-viewed news articles from last semester:
1. Creating unique digital identities
A recap of SAI’s Mahindra Lecture with Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
2. In Memory of John Briscoe
SAI affiliates share memories about John Briscoe, SEAS, a passionate scholar with a deep dedication to water issues and development, especially in South Asia.
3. Tragedy in Pakistan
Mariam Chughtai. HGSE, reflects on the tragedy in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16, 2014, when 141 people, many children, were killed.
4. Meet our Graduate Student Associates
SAI supports Graduate Student Associates from across the different schools at Harvard whose research focuses on South Asia.
5. Capturing South Asia: Interview with Pablo Bartholomew
Indian photographer Pablo Bartholomew, spoke to SAI about his photo exhibit, the aftermath of the Bhopal tragedy, how photojournalism is changing, and how his South Asian heritage has influenced his work.
6. Progressive politics in Pakistan: Q+A with Atiya Khan
SAI Aman Fellow talks about her research on Pakistan’s Leftist movement.
7. Power Play: Teacher Transfers in India
Recap of a seminar with Tara Béteille, World Bank, describing the complicated power play between teachers and politicians in India.
8. College students launch Harvard Students for Myanmar
The new group hopes to educate the Harvard community about Burma, while also encouraging more Harvard students to intern and work in the country.
9. Using cell phones to change society
A SAI workshop at the Radcliffe Institute explored the potential of the technology to enable economic and social mobility, particularly in the areas of health, banking, and education.
10. The politics of conservation: Q+A with Anand Vaidya
South Asian Studies Fellow Anand Vaidya explains his interdisciplinary research on the politics conservation in India, and why India is the best place in the world to study the social sciences.
11. Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai win Nobel Peace Prize
An interview with Jacqueline Bhabha, HSPH, HLS, HKS, on the significance of the awards for South Asia and the causes of education and children’s rights.