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Spring Seminar Series Announcement

Students in a seminar

Harvard College student asks Shehla Rashid a question during her seminar

 
SAI will host dozens of seminars and co-sponsored events in Spring 2018, on topics including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science. Information on additional events will be updated throughout the semester.

 

 

FEBRUARY

 
URBANIZATION SERIES
Cities of Delhi: Differentiated Citizenship in the Capital City
Patrick Heller, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences and professor of Sociology and International Studies, Brown University
Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 

STUDENT EVENT
India Conference
Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA

 

BORDERS IN MODERN ASIA
Unwilling Hosts: Partition, Assam and Entangled History of People
Arupjyoti Saikia, Professor in History & Suryya Kumar Bhuyan Endowment Chair on Assam History Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Chairs: Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University; and Professor Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by GSAS

 

MARCH

 

JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES
Client Preferences in Broker Selection: Competition, Choice, and Informal Leadership in India’s Urban Slums
Adam Auerbach, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Chair: Emmerich Davies, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Friday, March 2, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 
ARTS INITIATIVE
Pre-Texts
Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies
Friday, March 9, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, CGIS South, S154, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 

JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES
Violence Exposure and Ethnic Identification: Evidence from Kashmir
Nicholas Sambanis, Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania
Friday, March 16, 2 PM, MIT, Lucian Pye Conference Room, E40-495, 1 Amherst Street

 

BOOK TALK
Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India
Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey, Authors, Waste of a Nation
Chair: Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Monday, March 19, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 
SOUTH ASIA WITHOUT BORDERS
Bo Sax, Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Chair: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy; Chair, Department of South Asian Studies
Tuesday, March 20, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Cosponsored with the Asia Center and the Department of South Asian Studies

 
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
Thursday, March 22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 
BOOK TALK
Where Women Rule
Hasna Moudud, SAI Research Affiliate
Chair: Roderick MacFarquar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science
Monday, March 26, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 
URBANIZATION SERIES
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
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 
SEED FOR CHANGE
Seed For Change Initial Pitch Presentation
Thursday, April 3, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 
ARTS SEMINAR
Murad Khan Mumtaz, Artist and Researcher
Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Friday, April 6, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 
VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM
Visiting Artist Seminar
Monday, April 9, Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored with the Asia Center-Porte Fund and made possible through the generosity of the Asia Cente

 
FILM SCREENING
Soz-A Ballad of Maladies
Tushar Madhav, Director: A Ballad of Maladies
Sarvnik Kaur, Writer: A Ballad of Maladies
Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Brown University
Monday, April 9, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

SAI SEMINAR SERIES
Gustav Papanek, President of the Boston Institute for Developing Economies; Professor of Economics Emeritus, Boston University
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI
Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Made possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 
CO-SPONSORED EVENT
Tariq Modood, British Pakistani Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol
Thursday, April 12, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies

 
BOOK TALK
Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs
Muhammad Zaman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University
Friday, April 13, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Book Store and made possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

 
VISITING ARTISTS EXHIBITION LAUNCH
Monday, April 16, CGIS Knafel Building Concourse, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 
ARTS SEMINAR
R. Siva Kumar, Indian contemporary art historian, art critic, and curator
Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Week of April 17, Cambridge, MA

 
ASIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI
Friday, April 20, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Co-sponsored by the Asia Center

 
SAI SEMINAR SERIES
South Asia Population Genetics
David Reich, Professor, Harvard Medical School
Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Meadow, Director, Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Peabody Museum of Harvard University
Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Harvard University
Monday, April 23, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, CGIS South, S010 or S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 
JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES
Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in Bangalore
Alison Post, Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Chair: Emmerich Davies, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Friday, April 27, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 
CO-SPONSORED EVENT
Road Traffic Injury Symposium
Monday, April 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, CGIS South, S010 Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Co-sponsored with Harvard Global

 
MAY

 
SAI ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 
NEPAL STUDIES WORKSHOP
May 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Cambridge MA

 
SOUTH ASIA POETRY EVENT
Sunday, May 13, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, CGIS South, S010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA