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Thu, July 19, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  India International Center: Annexe Building: Lecture Room- I  /  New Delhi

The Past, Present and Potential Future of Coal in India

 
India’s coal industry is highly contested today. Between the immediacy of coal shortages, the transition to renewable energy, and air pollution problems, the long history of the coal industry and India’s deep economic and social dependence on the fuel gets lost in conversation. In this talk, Rohit Chandra, a PhD graduate at the Harvard Kennedy School, gives a brief historical sketch of the Indian coal industry, and discusses some of the reasons why Coal India as both a company and a developmental actor has persisted, and is likely to persist in the near future. In particular, he will discuss the political and financial adaptations of the Indian coal industry since its nationalization in the early 1970s and some of the characteristics which differentiate it from other PSUs. 
 

START
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:30pm

Wed, June 27, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  India International Centre  /  Kamala Devi Complex  /  Seminar Hall 3

Roads, Region Formation, and the Question of Tribes in Northeast India

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. 

START
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 07:30pm

VENUE
India International Centre

ADDRESS
#40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Delhi, India


VENUE
Kamala Devi Complex


VENUE
Seminar Hall 3

Tue, May 29, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm

It’s Complicated: Unpacking the Material Consequences of Political Reservation in Bihar

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.

START
Tue, May 29, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Tue, May 29, 2018 at 07:30pm

Sun, May 13, 2018 from 02:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S010

22nd Annual Harvard India Poetry Reading

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. 

START
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 02:00pm

END
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Sat, May 12, 2018 from 08:00am - 09:00pm  /  Harvard Faculty Club

Bangladesh Rising: Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School

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.

REGISTRATIONhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/bangladesh-rising-2018-international-conference-at-harvard-university-tickets-43058369743

EVENT WEBSITE: https://growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/files/growthlab/files/bangladesh_full_program_may_10.pdf?m=1525959012

SPEAKERS: 

  • 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

START
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 08:00am

END
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 09:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Faculty Club

ADDRESS
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Wed, May 9, 2018 from 12:15pm - 01:45pm

The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

Speaker(s)

David Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University; Center Associate, Davis Center

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University

START
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Wed, May 9, 2018 at 01:45pm

Mon, May 7, 2018 from 01:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present

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.

 

Conference Schedule:

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

START
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 01:00pm

END
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Fri, May 4, 2018 from 10:30am - 06:00pm

The Mittal Institute Annual Symposium

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.

START
Fri, May 4, 2018 at 10:30am

END
Fri, May 4, 2018 at 06:00pm

Mon, April 30, 2018 from 09:00am - 12:45pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Road Safety for All Symposium

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.

START
Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 09:00am

END
Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:45pm

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138