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Fractal Urbanization: Spatial Segregation in Liberalizing India

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Tue, Jan 7, 2020 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

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Seminar Hall 3, Kamala Devi Complex, India International Centre, New Delhi

Speaker: Naveen Bharathi, Mittal Institute Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020 Moderator: Satish Deshpande, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics This presentation will show how residential caste-segregation is independent of city size, using the first-ever large-scale evidence of neighborhood-resolution data from 147 of the largest cities in contemporary India. Bharathi will discuss one of the central […]

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Meritocracy: Perspectives from China Past and Present

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Tue, Nov 27, 2018 from 06:00pm — 08:30pm

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India International Centre

ADDRESS
India International Centre
#40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Delhi, India


VENUE
Kamala Devi Complex

How should societies identify and promote merit? Enabling all people to fulfill their full potential and ensuring that competent and capable leaders are selected to govern are central challenges for any society. Failure to meet these challenges can have enormous costs, for individuals and for societies as a whole. The richness of China’s historical experience […]

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The Past, Present and Potential Future of Coal in India

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

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Annexe Building, Lecture Room 1, India International Center, New Delhi

India’s coal industry is highly contested today. Between the immediacy of coal shortages, the transition to renewable energy, and air pollution problems, the long history of the coal industry and India’s deep economic and social dependence on the fuel gets lost in conversation. In this talk, Rohit will give a brief historical sketch of the […]

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Primary Health Care Reforms in India: Field Lessons from Early Implementation

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Thu, Dec 5, 2019 from 05:30pm — 07:00pm

Location: Kresge G3, HSPH, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA Rajani R. Ved is the Executive Director of National Health Systems Resource Centre in India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and a Visiting Scientist at HSPH. For over ten years, she led the establishment and institutionalization of India’s ASHA community health worker program. Currently, she […]

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Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata Book Talk

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Mon, Dec 2, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Speaker: Karthika Naïr, Author and Poet Moderator: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried […]

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Fractal Urbanization: Spatial Segregation in Liberalizing India

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Thu, Nov 21, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Speaker: Naveen Bharathi, Mittal Institute Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020 Moderator: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design This presentation will show how residential caste-segregation is independent of city size, using the first-ever large-scale evidence of neighborhood-resolution data from 147 of the largest cities in contemporary India. Bharathi will discuss one […]

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Between the Yogi and the Commissar

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Mon, Nov 4, 2019 from 04:15pm — 05:45pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Between the Yogi and the Commissar: Imagining De-Colonial Science in Postcolonial India, c. 1952–1977 Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Moderated by Victor Seow, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University For the generation of political leaders who took charge of the newly independent Indian state in 1947, the world seemed […]

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Property, Power, and Women: Positive and Perverse Consequences of Indian Reforms for Gender Equality

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Fri, Nov 8, 2019 from 02:30pm — 04:00pm

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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Can political representation help women upend entrenched systems of power? Property and Power, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, finds evidence that quotas improve women’s ability to claim fundamental economic rights. Yet, greater voice is costly, and whether women experience benefits or backlash will depend on individual bargaining power at the time a woman is elected. […]

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Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India

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Tue, Nov 5, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Economic corridors — ambitious infrastructural development projects throughout Asia and Africa — are dramatically redefining the shape of urbanization. As these corridors cut across croplands, the conversion of agricultural lands into new urban uses has erupted in volatile land conflicts. This talk will focus on urbanization along the first economic corridor built in India, the […]

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“Reason” Film Screening and Discussion

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Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 03:30pm

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CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for a screening of “Reason,” an award-winning film, followed by a discussion with the film’s Director, Anand Patwardhan. The screening will begin at 3:30 PM, with the discussion session beginning at 6:15 PM. Speakers: Anand Patwardhan, Documentary Filmmaker and Director of “Reason” Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University […]

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Tools for Urban Conservation in Lucknow: Advocacy, Politics, and Civic Engagement

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Mon, Oct 28, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Urban conservation is often a pressing challenge in historic Indian cities experiencing the pressures of development. Many cities, often lacking any viable local-level policy and enforcement, have resorted to alternative tools, often citizen-led, to accomplish the goal of conservation. This seminar will explore the tools of advocacy, politics, and civic engagement through recent examples from the city of Lucknow in northern India.

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