Ziipao posits that road building has always been an act of power, which has at different times been leveraged to smooth relationships, securing borders, (dis)connecting people, enabling trade, creating spaces of contestation, or diluting boundaries between varied ethnic groups. Read Raile’s recent blog on the People’s Road.
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 06:00pm
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 07:30pm
Tue, May 29, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm
This seminar focuses on how political reservation in favour of Scheduled Castes (SC) in Bihar affects inequality in private wealth and access to public goods. It presents research and findings of public good access across all of Bihar’s 45,000 villages and analyses data on private wealth for more than two crore rural households across the state.
Tue, May 29, 2018 at 06:00pm
Tue, May 29, 2018 at 07:30pm
The theme for this year’s India Poetry Reading is “Humanity”. This annual event celebrates India’s contribution to the field of literature and invites local poets to recite original compositions in the language of their choosing.
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 02:00pm
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 06:00pm
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The Economist reported last September that it is “a good moment to celebrate Bangladesh’s economic progress. Its annual growth has averaged more than 6% over the past ten years and has run above 7% over the past two.” More than celebrating, Bangladesh Rising conference will discuss how Bangladesh can maintain its momentum, and potentially accelerate the growth achieved in the last decade. The conference will host practitioners, academics, and high-level government officials to discuss the ways the country can advance further and avoid pitfalls. It will include important topics such as financial inclusion, foreign investment, generation and provision of electricity, and sustainable development goals, among others.
EVENT WEBSITE: https://growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/files/growthlab/files/bangladesh_full_program_may_10.pdf?m=1525959012
- Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
- Stuart L. Hart, Professor, University of Vermont, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World
- Charles Lacy, Angel investor in Bangladesh, President of Barred Rock Fund and former President of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
- Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh
- Abul Kalam Azad, Principal SDG Coordinator at Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office
- Kazi Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority
- Paban Chowdhury, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority
- Mashiur Rahman, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Government of Bangladesh
- Roger Wagner, Expert lawyer in energy sector
- Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of Summit Group
- Deepesh Nanda, CEO of Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia at GE Power
- Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director at Microsoft Bangladesh
- Anika Chowdhury, Head of Business Development at Square Pharmaceuticals
- Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO at Green Delta Insurance
- Tanjib-ul-Alam, Head of Tanjib Alam & Associates
- Mainuddin Monem, Managing Director at Abdul Monem Economic Zone
- Jamaluddin Ahmed, General Secretary, Bangladesh Economic Association
- Ahmad Zuaiter, Founder and Managing Partner at Jadara Capital Partners
- Meera Narayanaswamy, Senior Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets at IFC
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 08:00am
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 09:00pm
As part of the Nepal Studies Program, Leonard van der Kuijp, Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, will lead a conference titled “Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present.” Based on medieval documents and modern practice, this conference will explore the spread and development of Buddhism in the India-Nepal-Tibet corridor.
1-1:30 PM THE NEWAR LUMBINI VIHARA PROJECT
Naresh Man Bajracharya, Professor of Buddhist Studies and Vice Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal
1:30-2 PM A BUDDHIST CONTEMPLATIVE FROM MUKTINĀTH: TENZIN REPA (1646-1723)
Kurtis R. Schaeffer, The Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religion, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
2-2:30 PM THE ROLE OF SOCIAL AND CIVIC GROUPS IN THE REVITALIZATION OF BUDDHISM IN KATHMANDU
Nirmal Man Tuladhar, Professor of Linguistics and Chair of Social Science Baha, Nepal
2:30-2:45 Q & A
2:45-3:15 PM Coffee/Chai Break
3:15-3:45 PM MAPPING ASAN: DOCUMENTING RELIGIOUS SITES AND URBAN TRADITIONS
Todd T. Lewis, Murray Distinguished Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Asian Religions, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, USA
3:45-4:25 PM A NEWAR LHASA TRADING FAMILY: FROM ARCHIVE TO HISTORY
Siddhartha Tuladhar, Senior Research Officer of New ERA, Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
4:25-4:55 PM A TIBETAN SANSKRIT SCHOLAR IN THE KATHMANDU VALLEY: THE CASE OF KHRO PHU LOTSAWA (1173-1236)
Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
4:55-5:15 PM Q & A
5:15-6 PM Reception
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 01:00pm
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 06:00pm
Fri, May 4, 2018 from 10:30am - 06:00pm
The Mittal Institute’s eighth Annual Symposium will feature a discussion on translational knowledge across the subcontinent, from the perspectives of humanities, science and social science.
Fri, May 4, 2018 at 10:30am
Fri, May 4, 2018 at 06:00pm
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle Williams will kick off the program at 9:00 am with opening remarks. The symposium will feature two keynotes, delivered by Piyush Tewari, MPA and Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD, and two panels of experts on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Response. Continental Breakfast will be provided at 8:30 am and lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the program at 12:45 pm.
Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 09:00am
Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:45pm
JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES
Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in Bangalore
Alison Post, Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Chair: Emmerich Davies, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Alison Post studies comparative political economy, focusing on the politics of urban and regional development. In particular, her research examines the politics of regulating urban infrastructure and utilities investment in Latin America and South Asia.
Alison Post’s Recent Paper: Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in Bangalore
A reception will follow the seminar from 4 pm-5 pm.
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:00pm
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 04:00pm
In collaboration with Harvard’s Bow and Arrow Press, The Mittal Institute’s Artist in Residence Kabi Raj Lama will lead a three-hour demonstration and workshop on Japanese Woodcut Print-making.
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:00pm
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 05:00pm