In the final weeks before the massive 2017 Rohingya exodus from Myanmar, reports indicate that the vast majority of Rohingya settlements suffered violence, often extreme, at the hands of Myanmar security forces and civilians. As part of a large-scale and unique research effort to determine the scope, scale, and patterns of these attacks, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) surveyed leaders from 604 Rohingya hamlets in Myanmar’s Rakhine state encompassing more than 916,000 people. The findings, coupled with in-depth interviews and forensic medical examinations of Rohingya survivors, point to a widespread and systematic pattern of targeted violence – including rapes and killings of women, men, and children – that drove more than 720,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh. Dr. Parveen Parmar and Dr. Jen Leigh will present the findings of these studies.
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 4:30
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 6:00
The SAI Spring Art Exhibition features 2D and 3D art and artifacts inspired by Harvard students who traveled to South Asia sponsored by Harvard SAI travel grants. Some highlights include children’s picture books written in the Indigenous languages of Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, photographs of fallen mosques in Myanmar and candid photos of workers at a laundry device in Mumbai.
Reception with Chai
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
4:00 – 5:00PM
The exhibition will be open through April 9
Asia Center Lounge
1730 Cambridge Street
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 04:00pm
Mon, Apr 9, 2018
Sat, August 19, 2017 at 09:00am to
Sun, August 20, 2017 at 06:00pm / Dubai, UAE
The Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education is a forum for faculty, administrators, and leadership from universities across South Asia, the Middle East, and neighboring regions (Central Asia and East Asia) to explore ways in which universities may develop a liberal arts education program for undergraduate students, while fostering such objectives as sustainable development; social inclusion and peace; and cooperation across national boundaries among individuals, institutions, and governments. These goals are essential to addressing shared global challenges and to realizing opportunities to advance human well-being. Universities, as institutions that prepare future leadership of societies, have a unique role to play in the achievement of these goals, educating students as global citizens who can understand, value, and contribute to the common good.
The inaugural event of the Harvard SAI Liberal Arts Education Workshop will be held on August 19-20, 2017, at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai, with the aim of launching a consortium of stakeholders committed to a robust and vibrant future of liberal arts education. This workshop will allow Harvard SAI to initiate a multi-year engagement convening on an annual basis for collaboration, knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas.
This workshop is available for university faculty, administrators, and leadership only. Please include your title, affiliation, and university email when you register.
Register by Friday, July 7. Learn more here.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 09:00am
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 06:00pm
in Conferences and Symposiums, Panel, Workshops and Round Tables, Cosponsored Event, Education, Homepage Event, Special Event, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ali Asani, Fernando Reimers, Jay Harris, Jorge Dominguez
Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities, including research and internship grants, and ask any last minute questions about the application process.
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 05:30pm
Modern Asia Seminar and Arts at SAI Seminar
Ian Holliday,Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), The University of Hong Kong
‘Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a time of transition,’ an exhibit of paintings will be on display Thursday, February 4 – Monday, February 22, 2016 in the Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
Sponsored by the Asia Center and the South Asia Institute
View the paintings here.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
An exhibit of paintings on display in the CGIS South Concourse, February 4-22, 2016
Sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and the South Asia Institute
**A seminar related to the exhibit will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:15 p.m. in S153, CGIS South with speaker Ian Holliday, The University of Hong Kong
Thu, Feb 4, 2016
Mon, Feb 22, 2016