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Enfranchising Your Own? Experimental Evidence on Bureaucrat Diversity and Election Bias

WHEN
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

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 […]

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Coins as Historical Puzzles: Examples from Ancient India

WHEN
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

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.

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Old Stories in New Moments: Digambara Jain Rāmāyaṇa Literature in Early Modernity

WHEN
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Graduate Student Associate Seminar Gregory Clines, Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University; Graduate Student Associate, SAI Discussant: Catherine Hartmann, Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion The fifteenth-century author Brahma Jinadāsa, a member of the Digambara Balatkāra Gaṇa, is credited with composing over eighty works in both Sanskrit and Old Gujarati. One of […]

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Artist Talk: Landscape of Abstraction

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

Arts Seminar Madhu Das, Visiting Artist, SAI Arts Program Chair: Susan Bean, Independent Scholar and Chair, Art & Archaeology Center, American Institute of Indian Studies Madhu Das is a multi-disciplinary Visual Artist based in Mumbai, India; his artistic practice is primarily concerned with the projection of identity onto the social and natural world: in a way that […]

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Artist Talk: Rabindra Shrestha

WHEN
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 from 01:00pm — 02:30pm

VENUE
CGIS S001, 1730 Cambridge Street

ADDRESS
CGIS S001
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Arts Seminar Rabindra Shrestha, Visiting Artist, SAI Arts Program Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University Rabindra Shrestha is a Nepalese visual artist. Installation, detail pen and ink drawing, painting, traditional painting (Paubha), illustration, cartoon, and ceramic art are the different mediums of his visuals expressions. Most of his art […]

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Conversation on the Intersection of Culture, Journalism and Religion

WHEN
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar Madeeha Syed, Pakistani Journalist Marco Werman, The World Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University Join Pakistani journalist Madeeha Syed, Marco Werman from Public Radio International’s The World, and Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, for […]

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Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

WHEN
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 from 01:00pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Cosponsored Event This is the first meeting of a proposed annual conference of a research network that will meet every year at a different university, our other partner institutions being Chicago, Columbia and Cornell. Graduate Students from Harvard and beyond will convene to discuss a range of historical topics about border-making and border-crossing in various […]

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“Marvi: The Mystic Muse” Film Screening and Discussion

WHEN
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 from 04:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Allston Education Portal

ADDRESS
Harvard Allston Education Portal
224 Western Ave.
Allston, MA

Cosponsored Event Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of the award-winning film “Marvi: The Mystic Muse,” exploring singer Sanam Marvi’s search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The event will follow a post-screening conversation with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion […]

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POSTPONED: Film Screening: For Fun

WHEN
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 from 04:15pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the fall semester. Cosponsored Event A charming story of a group of senior citizens who set up a Peking Opera club in hopes of finding revitalization through singing and dancing. Fast paced and delightful. Cosponsored with the Asia Center

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Witness to Two Partitions: 1947 and 1971

WHEN
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Partition Seminar Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and International Coordinator of the global research-policy-action network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) Chen will be speaking from a personal perspective, as a long-term resident of India and Pakistan who […]

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