With support from SAI, Harvard students are in South Asia for research, internships, and language study in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka this summer.
Category : Nepal
SAI welcomes submissions for its summer blog from Harvard students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates on an array of topics pertaining to South Asia.
“Nepal’s constitution is a milestone, and it’s a living document that should be taken to the people for broader engagement,” said Alaina B. Teplitz, US Ambassador to Nepal, at a recent meeting in Kathmandu of the Harvard Alumni Group in Nepal.
Last week, SAI hosted Milan Rai, an artist from Nepal, who spread white butterflies across campus. He also met with students, gave a public seminar, and attended classes.
“The kindness and perseverance of the people are the lasting impressions I have of Nepal,” says Yoko Okura, Harvard Kennedy School student, who spent her winter session interning with Daayitwa, a local NGO based in Kathmandu.
SAI will be hosting Nepalese artist Milan Rai at Harvard from April 11-15, 2016. He will visit courses, meet with students and faculty, and give a public talk on April 13.
On March 24, SAI hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the “Megacities Asia” exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
At the recent meeting of the Harvard Alumni Group of Nepal, Bhojraj Pokharel, the former Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal, discussed lessons from Myanmar’s democratic evolution.
The members will support SAI’s Arts Program, which connects South Asia’s curators, museum administrators, artists, and art educators with Harvard faculty and students to advance understanding and appreciation of South Asian art.
Austin and Patrick spent part of their winter session in Nepal, conducting research on their project ‘Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort Data Usage Narrative.’
SAI will welcome two artists to Harvard during the spring semester.