On May 15, poets from around New England interpreted the idea of “environment” through poems in Hindi, Bengali, Kashmiri, Urdu, Koshali, Gujarati, Nepali, and more South Asian languages.
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How have liberal freedoms (such as freedom of expression, religious practice, and association) been managed in democracies across the world? At SAI’s Symposium on May 6, a panel facilitated by Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University, addressed this question and more.
What should a school of education in Pakistan look like? On May 6, SAI hosted a roundtable discussion at Harvard to address this question with scholars, administrators, and leaders in the field of education from across the US and Pakistan.
“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.
As part of SAI’s Symposium, “Who Speaks for Democracy Across South Asia?” Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University, facilitated a discussion about the manner in which religious differences are managed within South Asia, and how democracy responds to the aspirations and needs of the poor.
Using examples like Khan Academy, BRAC, and Aspiring Minds, Tarun Khanna, SAI, HBS, shared lessons on how social enterprises can scale up and achieve impact in a webinar on April 29, as part of SAI’s Livelihood Creation Project with Tata Trusts.
“This 1,400 year-old event can teach us something about contemporary challenges,” said Tarun Khanna, SAI, HBS, in a TEDx talk he gave in Mumbai.
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 annual South Asia Week, co-sponsored by the Future of Diplomacy Project and the South Asia Institute, will feature an influential array of regional practitioners and experts on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
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.
During his time on campus, Mohanty visited courses, met with students and faculty, and gave a performance lecture.
On March 29, as part of the Livelihood Creation Project, SAI and the Tata Trusts hosted a webinar with Ritesh Mehta of Facebook about how nonprofit organizations can create compelling content to impact their audiences.