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SAI Event Region : India

A Multidisciplinary Approach to University Leader Development Workshop

Mon, Jul 30, 2012

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.

Holy Kitchens Series: True Business

Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 05:00pm

Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 08:00pm

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

A film about the Sikh culture of generosity and sharing through the tradition of their community kitchens.


Presented by Vikas Khanna, Michelin Starred Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, film maker, humanitarian and the host of the TV Show MasterChef India.

Introduction by Harpreet Singh, College Fellow and member of faculty in the Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program

Co-sponsored by the South Asia Initiative, the Harvard Foundation, and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program

Read more here.