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Dreams of Independence: Vernacular Nationalism Among the Mizos of Northeast India

WHEN
Wed, Feb 27, 2019 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Roluahpuia, the Mittal Institute’s Raghunathan Family Fellow, will discuss his research into the relationship between orality and nationalism at two levels through the lens of the Mizo case in northeast India. The first level surrounds the process of creating a vernacular language, involving the reframing and reconstruction of nationalist ideas. The second is the irrepressibility […]

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Sri Lankan Narrations and Building Schemes by Minnette de Silva

WHEN
Tue, Feb 26, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

In her building and writing, architect Minnette de Silva sought to recreate a “felicitous community spirit” across social and cultural differences, as stated in her memoir — a text on the significant multi-family housing project her office undertook. In this event, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Assistant Professor of the Department of Architecture at Columbia University, will […]

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Book Talk: The Future Is Asian

WHEN
Tue, Feb 19, 2019 from 04:15pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Parag Khanna, Managing Partner of FutureMap, will discuss his new book entitled “The Future Is Asian,” in a talk chaired by Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and Director of The Mittal Institute.    This event is co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center.   About the book:   “The ‘Asian […]

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India’s Daughter: Film Screening and Discussion

WHEN
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 from 04:00pm — 06:00pm

In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Asia Center are co-sponsoring a film screening of “India’s Daughter,” followed by a discussion with Leslee Udwin, Producer and Director.  “India’s Daughter” is a documentary film based on the story […]

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Pakistan’s Youth and the Welfare State: Bilawal Bhutto

WHEN
Mon, Feb 11, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Join us for a conversation with Bilawal Bhutto, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, on Pakistan’s youth and the welfare state. The conversation will be chaired by Mariam Chughtai, Babar Ali Fellow of the Mittal Institute and Associate Dean and Assistant Professor at LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education, Pakistan. […]

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The First Battlefield of Western Nuclear Competition: India and Light Water Reactors, 1955–1963

WHEN
Mon, Feb 11, 2019 from 04:15pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

This event is co-hosted by the Asia Center and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. As part of the Asia Center’s Science and Technology Seminar Series, Professor Jayita Sarkar of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University will discuss nuclear policy in India. After President Eisenhower’s 1953 “Atoms for Peace” proposal […]

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Crisis and Credibility: The Politics of Ideas in India and Developing Democracies

WHEN
Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S450
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES Dr. Bilal A. Baloch is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics and a Lecturer and Regional Director in South Asia, Middle East and North Africa at The Joseph H. Lauder Institute, Wharton School of Business, University […]

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2019 Summer Grants Open House

WHEN
Wed, Jan 30, 2019 from 04:30pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

The Mittal Institute’s summer student grant applications for 2019 are now open. If you’re a Harvard undergraduate or graduate student looking to fund your research, internship, or language study in South Asia this summer, the deadline to apply for a grant is February 8. Come hear about The Mittal Institute’s funding opportunities for Summer 2019. At our Open House, […]

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