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Thank you!

This Thanksgiving, the South Asia Institute would like to thank our supporters all over the world and at Harvard, without whom we would not be able to fulfill our mission of advancing and deepening research on global issues in South Asia.

Mass casualty triage

“The goal of triage is doing the greatest good for the greatest number – it’s not doing everything you can for every patient,” Dr. Usha Periyanayagam explained, in SAI’s second webinar of the semester, on Nov. 19.

Shaping problem-solvers

A Harvard Gazette article looks at SAI Director Tarun Khanna’s Gen Ed course, which spans disciplines to address social, economic challenges in South Asia.

In Memory of John Briscoe

SAI is saddened to hear the news that John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health, SEAS, and SAI Steering Committee member, passed away on November 12, 2014. John was a passionate scholar with a deep dedication to water issues and development.

Expert Pushes for Cost-Effective Design in India

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Crimson. By Caleb O. Shelburne, Crimson Contributing Writer Drawing from first-hand research, professor Vikram C. Bhatt discussed urbanization in India on Monday evening at the Center for Government and International...

Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

By Abhishek Rahman, MDiv Candidate, Harvard Divinity School Beginning in the 1980s, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army defeated the separatist guerrillas of the Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a fierce battle that...

Creating unique digital identities

Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) delivered the SAI Annual Mahindra Lecture on Nov. 3. During his tenure as chairman of UIDAI, Nilekani designed and implemented Aadhaar, a national biometric identification project wherein each Indian is issued a twelve-digit number that is unique to them.

Power Play: Teacher Transfers in India

By Ghazal Gulati and Divya Sooryakumar, International Education Policy Ed. M Candidates, Harvard Graduate School of Education Tara Béteille of the World Bank joined the South Asia Institute on Thursday, October 30th to discuss teacher accountability in India at an...

HarvardX course closes in on global view

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Gazette By Jennifer Doody, Harvard Correspondent For Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of the South Asia Institute, aspiring entrepreneurs could learn a lot from...

The future of nutrition

Nutrition is crucial to global health. Emerging demographic, economic and dietary factors suggest that a large burden of preventable illness is poised to develop in India requiring training for a new cadre of Indian nutrition scientists. There is a great need for...