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Addressing Biases Across Borders

“When I was 18, I traveled to Pakistan as part of a university debating team. We crossed the border on foot and reached Pakistan just in time to see the flag ceremony between the two countries. After growing up hearing about Pakistan as an unknown and dangerous place, it was the most incredible experience in my life to visit Pakistan, to meet the people and find out that we share so much in common.”

Ameya Kilara, MPA 2018

Partition and Today’s Issues of Forced Migration

We presented the latest in our major research project about the Partition of British India in 1947, at the Asia Society in New York on Nov 30, 2017. The video of the event, featuring leading faculty and researchers from Harvard and beyond, is now available.

Partition is a Wound for South Asia

“Now, with the resurgence of nationalism in many parts of the world, there is even more impetus to understand the origin, impact and complexity of nationalisms in South Asia, and their connection to migrations, which is a major human experience and a shaper of modernity.” -Nabil Khan, Visiting Scholar

Mittal family donates $25m to SAI

Lakshmi Mittal and his family have announced a $25 million gift to establish an endowed fund for this institute. In recognition of their generosity, the center will be renamed the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University.