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The Current State of Affairs in Afghanistan and the Region: A Year after the U.S. Withdrawal

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Wed, Nov 30, 2022 from 09:30am — 11:00am

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Webinar

The Current State of Affairs in Afghanistan and the Region: A Year after the U.S. Withdrawal Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar Register to attend via Zoom  The withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan in 2021 had tremendous impact on Afghanistan and the region in general. On September 10, 2021, soon after the withdrawal, the […]

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Data in Crises: Discussions on Climate Migration Driven by Disasters

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Thu, Dec 8, 2022 from 11:00am — 12:00pm

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Online via Zoom

Register Here South Asia, home to two billion people, has experienced devastating extreme weather events in the past decade – even more so than it has historically. Heatwaves, floods, and cyclones across Bangladesh, India, Neha and Pakistan have resulted in mass and billions of dollars of damage. As the frequency and intensity of these events […]

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Artist Talk: New Imaginaries

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Mon, Nov 21, 2022 from 05:00pm — 06:00pm

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Gund Hall, Room 124, Graduate School of Design

Join Visiting Artist Fellows Aamina Nizar and Sharbendu De as they explore impacts of urban design and climate change in Sri Lanka and India.   ‘An Elegy for Ecology’ by Sharbendu De imagines how humans can survive in the future in the wake of climate change.    ‘The Colombo Project’ by Aamina Nizar imagines an […]

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Emergent Practices in South Asia #6

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Sat, Nov 19, 2022 from 08:00am — 09:30am

Register to attend via zoom Nov 12, 2022 8.00 AM EST // 6.30 PM IST // 7.00 PM BDT   Noor Khan Design Studio (NKDS) was founded by architect Noor Khan in 2012, two years after completing his bachelor’s in architecture degree from Beaconhouse National University (BNU) Lahore, Pakistan. Based primarily in Lahore, NKDS is an […]

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Book Launch: “The 1947 Partition of British India: Forced Migration and Its Reverberations”

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Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 05:00pm

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Belfer Room (S020), CGIS South

This discussion will mark the in-region release of this book on Partition and provides an opportunity to reflect on how this massive event has shaped the subcontinent’s cultural, economic, political and social dimensions including architecture, art, demographics, language, and music.

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“To know or not to know”: Cleansing the dead

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Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 12:00pm

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CGIS South RmS153

Khyati Tripathi is a death scholar from India and, through her work, she tries to bring together events, emotions and practices related to death to explore the psychosocial significance and intricate connections between them. She is interested in exploring the ‘sacred’ in death and the pure and impure aspects of it. Her work is based at the intersection of social anthropology, psychology, and psychoanalysis.

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Emergent Practices in South Asia #5

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Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 08:00am

Register to attend via Zoom Nov 12, 2022 8.00 AM EST // 6.30 PM IST // 7.00 PM BDT   “Emergent Practices in South Asia” will convene young practitioners that have displayed rigorous engagement in the making of architecture, landscape, and interventions in the public realm in response to the spectrum of issues that societies […]

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Fiction in Afghanistan with Homeira Qaderi

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Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 05:00pm

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Barker Center, Room 133 (Plimpton Room)

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2022 | 5 PM EST Venue: Barker Center, Room 133 (Plimpton Room) Note: This talk will be predominantly in Persian with synopsis translation.   Homeira Qaderi will talk about her own fiction in the context of literature in Afghanistan. The talk will be predominantly in Persian, with a synopsis in English […]

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Vineeta Yadav — How Elite Risk Preferences Shape Democracy: Evidence from India and Pakistan

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Fri, Nov 4, 2022 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

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Rm S153, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St

Professor Yadav is an associate professor of political science at Penn State University. She recieved her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2007. Yadav’s research and teaching interests lie in comparative politics, political economy, economic development, and survey research.

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