Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 02:00pm
Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 03:15pm
Ronak Desai, Research Associate at the Mittal Institute, will moderate a discussion between Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India, and Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, as they explore how the potential outcomes of the US presidential election may impact the region of South Asia.
- Ronak Desai, Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
- Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary, India
- Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 07:30am
Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 09:00am
In its recent history, South Asia has witnessed a deep polarization of society fueled by ideologies that seek to exclude “the other,” variously defined through the lens of caste, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and race. Promoted through various media, these exclusionary discourses have overshadowed the region’s rich legacy of inclusion and humanism expressed through its vibrant literary and performative traditions, best exemplified by Amir Khusrau, South Asia’s legendary historian, poet, musician, and mystic.
This presentation, which features performances by musician and writer, Ali Sethi, and Dastango (story-teller), journalist, and writer, Himanshu Bajpai, with commentaries by Harvard Professor Ali Asani, aims to highlight this cosmopolitan ethic and shared cultural history by showcasing Khusrau’s work and legacy. Through the dastan-goi or qissa, traditional form of storytelling, and the qawwali, the iconic form of South Asian Sufi poetry, the presentation will offer an alternative lens through which we may engage with and appreciate difference.
- Ali Asani, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Committee on the Study of Religion and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
- Ali Sethi, singer and writer
- Himanshu Bajpai, Dastango, writer, and journalist
Time: 7:30a EST / 5.00p IST / 4:30p PKT / 5:30p BST
Venue: Live on 24 hours of Harvard website
This online session is presented as part of “24 Hours of Harvard,” a special feature of Worldwide Week at Harvard 2020.
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 10:30pm
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 11:30pm
COVID-19 has claimed many lives in the world. It has also caused catastrophic economic, social, and psychological costs that have far-reaching implications on human welfare. This session examines the effects of COVID-19 on the economy of China, the first country hit by COVID-19 and the first major economy that is gradually re-opening.
Hongqiao Fu, Assistant Professor in Health Economics and Policy in School of Public Health, Peking University
Ajay Nair, Co-founder, MeraDoctor
Atveev Mehrotra, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Winnie Chi-Man Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, Harvard China Health Partnership; Interim Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.
Sponsored by Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Harvard China Health Partnership. Co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Harvard University Asia Center. This panel discussion is presented as part of “24 Hours of Harvard,” a special feature of Worldwide Week at Harvard 2020.
This discussion will be streamed online. Check back soon for viewing information.