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Building world-class education

In this rapidly changing world, a world-class transformational education experience is what today’s youth aspires to obtain. Excellence in teaching and research standards and holistic learning for societal improvement is the endeavour of all leading universities. Three eminent Harvard University faculty members presented their views on ‘Building World-Class Education: What Lessons Does Harvard Offer?’

Tackling gender violence across borders, digitally

On November 25, 2013, SAI hosted a webinar titled “Tackling Gender Based Violence in South Asia – What Options Do We Have?” as part of SAI’s ongoing webinar series. The interactive discussion featured sites across Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. To make the webinar interactive across the globe, SAI utilized social media to take questions and monitor the discussion online.

Professor Ali Asani talks identity politics in Mumbai

The Foundations and Future of Identity Politics On November, 20th, Professor Ali Asani participated in an event in Mumbai about identity politics in Asia. There was a great deal of interest in the panel discussion on ‘The Foundations and Future of Identity...

A Sticky Wicket: India’s Economic Dilemma

A Sticky Wicket: India’s Economic Dilemma

The Indian economy has been teetering on the brink for the past few months. The most manifest of these problems has been the crash of the Indian rupee, which has shown a decline of approximately 20% against the US dollar in a short period of time. Tarun Khanna, Director of the South Asia Institute at Harvard University and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School, offers some insights into the causes and conditions at play.

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral City

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral City

The spirit of collaboration and community that made this year’s Kumbh Mela festival so successful was on vivid display at the workshop on August 29 and 30 at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

SAI visits Landour Language School in Mussoorie

While in India, SAI Executive Director, Meena Sonea Hewett, had the opportunity to visit Landour Language School in Mussoorie, where two Harvard students are currently studying Hindi. To reach the school, one must take an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun, and an...