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SAI Event Region : India


Urbanization Seminar Series

START
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 06:30pm

END
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 07:00pm

 

‘Dharavi, Slum for Sale’-Film Screening, and Panel Discussion on ‘Mumbai-The Future of the Informal City’

Bryan Bell, Founder and Executive Director, DesignCorps
Liza Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University

Moderated by Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD

Co-sponsored by SAI and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)


South Asia Without Borders Seminar Series

START
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Building Nations, Breaking Communities: the locality of caste violence in colonial North India

Mridu Rai, Associate Professor of History, Yale University

Chaired by Ajantha Subramanian, Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Anthropology




2011 Harish C. Mahindra Lecture

START
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

END
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Empowering 3 Billion

Distinguished Guest, Dr. APJ Abdul KalamEleventh President of India

Chair: Tarun KhannaDirector of the South Asia Initiative and Jorge Paolo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Dr. Kalam spoke about his Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) Initiative during his presentation titled “Empowering 3 Billion.” He highlighted the ongoing need for ‘creative leadership’ from people with ‘righteous heart’ who ‘lead by example’ as essential to the empowerment of these three billion across the globe.

For more information, please click here.


South Asia Without Borders Seminar Series

START
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Early Roman Contacts With South Asia

Dr. S. Suresh, State Convener, INTACH, Tamil Nadu, India and Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, National Trust for HistoricPreservation and University of Maryland 
Chair: Richard Meadow, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology


Urbanization Seminar Series

START
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 06:30pm

END
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:00pm

Are Indian Cities ‘Global’? Assessing Recent Research on State, Space and Citizenship

Gavin ShatkinAssociate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning University of Michigan
Chair: Rahul MehrotraProfessor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Design

View the seminar on the GSD website, here.


South Asia Without Borders Seminar Series

START
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Peace, Harmony & Development, the AAA Doctrine of Jainism

Shugan JainDirector of International School of Jain Studies
Chair: Parimal Patil, Professor, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University


Water and Climate Change

START
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:30pm

END
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Water Diplomacy in South Asia: Managing the Science, Policy and Politics of Water Networks through Negotiation

Shafiqul Islam, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering; Professor of Water Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Bernard M. Gordon, Senior Faculty Fellow in Engineering; Tufts University
Chaired by John Briscoe, Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, HSPH; Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, SEAS

Water Diplomacy in South Asia: Managing the Science, Policy and Politics of Water Networks through Negotiation fromSouth Asia Initiative on Vimeo.


“To Express and Not to Explain: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore”

START
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 06:30pm

END
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 08:00pm

VENUE
Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art

ADDRESS
Auditorium
National Gallery of Modern Art
Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall M G Road
Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032, India

Asia Society India Centre invites you to an AsiaLens lecture with Dr. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Renowned South Asian scholar Dr. Bose will discuss the paintings of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) in the context of his venerated literary, artistic and political legacy. The exhibition on view at the NGMA, “The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore,” is curated by Raman Sivakumar. It was organised and premiered  by the NGMA New Delhi and has toured ten museums worldwide, including venues in Germany, US, UK, Korea, France, Italy, Malaysia, Canada, and the Asia Society Museum in  New York.

VENUE- Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M G Road, Fort Mumbai – 400032

RSVP REQUIRED-asiasociety@asiasociety.org.in (Priority will be given to Asia Society members)

In partnership with

National Gallery of Modern Art

Ministry of Culture, Government of India

AsiaLens presents an array of perspectives on the visual and performing arts of modern Asia, offering a vibrant and nuanced view across the continent. Previous events under this series include a discussion on the 11th Sharjah Bienniala discussion on Art and Feminism and a contemporary dance performance by KENTARO!!.

To learn more about upcoming programmes, please visit www.asiasociety.org/centers/india

Featured Global Content: Asia Society New York hosted Dr. Sugata Bose for a talk on Tagore’s Legacy and The Last Harvest exhibition.


Big Ideas: Conversations with SAI’s Graduate Student Associates

START
Thu, May 3, 2012 at 01:00pm

END
Thu, May 3, 2012 at 03:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

RELIGION, MEANING AND BELIEF IN MEDIEVAL AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETIES
“Social Justice in Islamicate South Asia: Ismat Chughtai’s Cosmopolitan Struggle”
Sadaf Jaffer, Doctoral Candidate in the Indo-Muslim Culture program at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

“Producing Islam – Belief, Practice, & Politics at an Islamic Seminary (Madrasa) in Pakistan”
Bilal A. Malik , Ed.D. candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

“Muhibb Allah Ilahabadi: A Seventeenth Century Sufi, and Why Every South Asianist Should Care About Him”
Shankar Nair, PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion

“Rethinking the Role of Religion in Premodern South Asia”
Harpreet Singh, PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion

LAND, LAW, URBANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH ASIA
“Urbanization without cities: Land conflicts along inter-urban highways in India”
Sai Balakrishnan, PhD Candidate in Urban Planning, Graduate School of Design

“A Socio-Legal History of the Right to Property in India”
Namita Wahi, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School


A Multidisciplinary Approach to University Leader Development Workshop

START
Mon, Jul 30, 2012

END
Fri, Aug 3, 2012

From July 30 to August 3, the South Asia Initiative (SAI) at Harvard University hosted a “Multidisciplinary Approach to University Leadership Development” Workshop for university leaders from Maharashtra, India. Thirty leaders and policy makers attended, including vice chancellors, directors, principals and deans of both public and private higher learning institutions, as well as senior Government of Maharashtra officials. The idea for the workshop came out of a fall 2011 visit to Harvard by Rajendra Tope, Minister of Higher and Technical Education for the Government of Maharashtra.

This workshop, a first of its kind for SAI, was a huge success. The visiting leaders engaged closely with faculty and staff, actively discussing ways in which they could bring ideas from the workshop back to their institutions. Harvard faculty and staff from across the university challenged the participants to rethink their understandings of university culture, learning approaches, research, liberal arts education, library science, technology and funding.