Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 05:30pm
Graduate Student Associate Seminar
Amiya Bhatia, Doctor of Science student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Discussant: Connor Jerzak, PhD student, Government Department
South Asia has the largest number of children who do not have birth certificates. As biometric identification programs (e.g. Aadhaar in India, NADRA in Pakistan) expand, many countries continue to have weak birth registration systems, denying children access to legal identity. This talk examines the unequal distribution of birth certificates and identification documents within each country in South Asia, and whether biometric identification programs could weaken, complement or improve birth registration systems.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 08:30am
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 05:00pm
South Asia ConnectED
April 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m – 5:00p.m, HGSE
South Asia ConnectED is the first ever South Asia-centric education conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Explore catalyzing for scale in education policy, social change and education technology with leaders from South Asia. Join John Floretta (Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL), Sridhar Rajagopalan (founder, Educational Initiatives), Sanjli Gidwaney (Director, Design for Change, USA) and many others.
Opening remarks: Tarun Khanna (Director, SAI; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School)
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This conference has been organized by the HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, which aims to build a bridge between students and faculty at Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia. It is co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 05:30pm
CGIS South, S450
CGIS South, S450
1730 Cambridge Street
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Babar Ali Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute
Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University
From Story to Book (Kahani Se Kitab Tak) is a graduated reading program to introduce Urdu classical literature and folklore to native language speakers, and offer a new language testing system using electronic resources like the Urdu Thesaurus (http://www.urduthesaurus.com). The same content can be used to develop a better understanding of South Asian culture for young audiences around the world. The content will be available in local languages and English. SAI fellow Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who has designed the program, and conducted a successful pilot project at an International Baccalaureate certified school in Lahore, Pakistan, will describe the plan for the staged implementation of the Kahani Se Kitab Tak program, and how testing mechanisms will be adapted to the learner’s level without compromising the program content.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 02:00pm
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 04:00pm
Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics
Yusuf Neggers, Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University
Simon Chauchard, Assistant Professor of Government Department, Dartmouth College
Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative
Read the seminar paper.
Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Watson Institute at Brown University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the MIT Center for International Studies
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:00pm
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 05:30pm
Coins are small metallic documents of the past. In the images and legends impressed upon them, they contain clues that can give us insights into the times in which they were created and used. In this talk, examples from ancient India will be used to show how the unpuzzling of these clues can help us bring back forgotten dynasties, recreate historical events and shine a light on political and economic conditions.