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College students launch Harvard Students for Myanmar

What do you know about Myanmar? A group of Harvard College students hopes to spark dialogues about a country that seems mysterious to many. The newly formed Harvard Students for Myanmar is a group of undergraduates who are from Burma, have an academic interest in the...

SAI Student Coordinators, 2014-2015

SAI is excited to welcome three new students to serve as student coordinators for the 2014-2015 academic year. Interns play a vital role in SAI’s operations, including helping with SAI’s Grant Program, assisting with digital outreach efforts, organizing...

Chaat Party welcomes back students

On Monday, September 8, SAI held its annual Welcome Back Chaat party to celebrate the start of the school year. Over 200 students, faculty and Harvard affiliates enjoyed delicious South Asian food, and learned more about SAI’s internship and funding opportunities.

Update from Rabtt: Summer Report 2014

Rabtt was awarded a SAI Omidyar Grant for Entrepreneurship in 2013, an award given to students who wish to pursue projects that provide entrepreneurial solutions to social and economic problems in South Asia. The grant was awarded to: Saniya Ansar, Harvard Kennedy...

Congrats, Class of 2014!

Commencement exercises were held at Harvard University on May 29, 2014. Former SAI students, including student coordinators, Graduate Student Associates, and grant recipients received degrees from various Harvard schools.

2014 Prasad Fellowships

This year, with the generous support of the Prasad family, the South Asia Institute has funded four Harvard College undergraduate students from various disciplines to study and complete internships in India this summer on issues ranging from the role of media in Indian democracy to environmental governance.

Student profile: Melissa Theiss

Melissa Theiss, a junior psychology concentrator at Harvard College, will be interning this summer at VidyaGyan with support from a SAI internship grant. VidyaGyan is a school for rural underprivileged students in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India that takes an innovative approach to providing transformational education for students from 6th to 12th grades

Harvard students in South Asia this summer

This summer, over 30 undergraduates and graduate students will be in South Asia for research and internships, on topics ranging from the role of media in Indian democracy, Sanskrit study, to postwar resettlement in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.

Harvard College Pakistan Weekend

The Harvard College Pakistan Students Association (HCPSA) hosted its inaugural Harvard College Pakistan Weekend (HCPW), Ensuring Economic Progress in the Pakistan of the Future, on April 19th and 20th. The conference provided students from Harvard and other universities the opportunity to engage with experts on a range of issues relating to Pakistan’s economic future. The goal was to offer an alternative narrative on Pakistan by bringing together leading industry experts to discuss the pertinent topics shaping the future of the country.