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Are South Asians a Single Population? Insights from Culture, Genetics and Disease

WHEN
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

During this interdisciplinary discussion, the four panelists will discuss the ways that cultural practices and social structures intersect with biomedicine and genetics. Specifically, they will be examining the ways that endogamy and caste structures in South Asian contexts have produced implications for health practices and medical predispositions. Ultimately, the discussion will touch upon the ways […]

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Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar: Forced Migration in South Asia: Past and Present

WHEN
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 from 12:15pm — 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Satchit Balsari, FXB Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Emergency Medicine, HMS/BIDM Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI Moderator: Yee Htun, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School  SAI Director Tarun Khanna and FXB Fellow Satchit Balsari will run a discussion that focuses on the effects of forced migration, the 1947 Partition […]

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Seventy Years on: Pakistan’s Perils to Democracy

WHEN
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Ajmal Qureshi, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; former Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda and China Chair:  Professor Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Lakshmi […]

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Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs

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Fri, Apr 13, 2018 from 03:00pm — 04:30pm

Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs Muhammad Zaman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston University   Long the scourge of developing countries, fake pills are now increasingly common in the United States. The explosion of Internet commerce, coupled with globalization and increased pharmaceutical use has led to […]

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Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition

WHEN
Thu, Apr 12, 2018 from 04:15pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
Lower Level Conference Room
27 Kirkland Street

ADDRESS
Lower Level Conference Room
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


VENUE
Lower Level Conference Room

CO-SPONSORED EVENT Tariq Modood is the Founding Director, Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, Bristol University   In 1997, the Runnymede Trust in London recognized Tariq Modood’s alternative definition of Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism in the context of a multicultural society. Since then, this definition has emerged as the dominant interpretation of Islamophobia in […]

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Why Was Partition Not Reversed? How Pakistan Created A Viable Economy

WHEN
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

SAI SEMINAR SERIES Gustav Papanek, President of the Boston Institute for Developing Economies; Professor of Economics Emeritus, Boston University Chair: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI Partition left Pakistan almost bereft of manufacturing – importing most consumer goods, including matches, soap, cloth and yarn, and virtually all machinery. Gustav Papanek […]

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Soz-A Ballad of Maladies

WHEN
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 from 12:00pm — 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

FILM SCREENING Soz-A Ballad of Maladies Tushar Madhav, Director: A Ballad of Maladies Sarvnik Kaur, Writer: A Ballad of Maladies Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Brown University   This film is a portrait of poets, musicians, and artists who have turned […]

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Arts Seminar: The Sufi in the Garb of a Yogi: Articulations of Sanctity under Muslim Patronage in Early Modern Indian Painting

WHEN
Fri, Apr 6, 2018 from 03:30pm — 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

This talk will discuss 16th and early-17th century album and manuscript paintings made for Muslim patrons where the Nāth yogi appears as an emblem and surrogate for the Islamic spiritual path of taṣawwuf (Sufism), an archetype for the mystical traveler (sālik) and a figure of spiritual longing.

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Fellows Seminar: The Question of Tribes in Northeast India

WHEN
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Ziipao posits that road building has always been an act of power, which has at different times been leveraged to smooth relationships, secure borders, (dis)connect people, enable trade, create spaces of contestation, or dilute boundaries between varied ethnic groups.

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Colossus: Delhi in Theory

WHEN
Wed, Mar 28, 2018 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

India’s National Capital Region now includes parts of four states and about 30 million people. It is in the vanguard of global urban change of a particular type—the rise of the colossal metropolis. What do we know and can say about its spatial structure (and change) and social structure (and change)? How well does existing “urban theory” prepare us for Delhi? To what extent does Delhi prepare us for a new “urban theory”? How much of it is global, how much Indian, and how much just Delhi itself?

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