Dinyar Patel, a Harvard alum who is now an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, recently co-edited a volume of selected correspondences from the Dadabhai Naoroji Papers. “People like Naoroji were talking about a lot of similar issues to what politicians are talking about now in India,” Patel said in an interview with SAI.
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Haibei Peng, GSD student, spent her summer researching traditional Nepalese architecture and post-earthquake reconstruction.
Speakers included Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Harvard faculty, and Kumbh administrators.
Librarians at Harvard’s Widener Library have been working meticulously to process more than 22,000 volumes that have been acquired from Pakistan over the last 10 years.
At SAI’s Annual Symposium on May 6, a panel discussion moderated by Homi Bhabha, with Deepa Mehta, Adil Najam, and Michael Sandel addressed questions of democracy across the world.
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.
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.
“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.
“I wasn’t just reading the headlines; I was experiencing the problems and fortunes of the people of Delhi in real time,” writes Shaiba Rather, Harvard College student who spent her winter session interning at NDTV in India.
On March 24, SAI hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the “Megacities Asia” exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
On March 15, SAI hosted a meeting of the Boston Water Group. The discussion focused on the Delhi water crisis and how similar infrastructure vulnerabilities exist across many cities, including Boston.