Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:30am
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:00am
Troublemakers: Entrepreneurial Approaches Against Corruption
Karthik Ramanna, Associate Professor, Henry B. Arthur Fellow, Harvard Business School
What does the “business” of corruption-fighting look like? What are the key challenges and how does one measure successes? Professor Ramanna will describe his recent work – based on various HBS case studies – on how four entrepreneurs in China, India, Russia, and Turkey are building organizations to combat corruption in their home countries. All four entrepreneurs are leveraging transparency in their anti-corruption businesses, although they differ in important ways in their reliance on the Internet, their use of anonymity, and their engagement with local political and cultural institutions. The stories of these four entrepreneurs can offer ideas and inspiration to those in other emerging markets who wish to tackle corruption. After a brief description of the case studies, Professor Ramanna will open the discussion to questions and input from participants on what entrepreneurial corruption-fighting in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka might look like.
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Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:30pm
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 02:00pm
Accountability and Governance in South Asia
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW – To be rescheduled!
Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Chair: Karthik Ramanna, Associate Professor, Henry B. Arthur Fellow, Harvard Business School
Join us for the continuation of SAI’s Series on Accountability and Governance, with Mr. Vinod Rai, who has been Comptroller and Auditor General of India since 2008.
Mon, May 13, 2013 at 03:00pm
Mon, May 13, 2013 at 05:00pm
The South Asia Institute and Department of South Asian Studies will host the 5th Anniversary Meeting of South Asian Poets of New England and 17th Annual India Poetry Reading on May 12, 2013 at 3:00pm. The theme of this year’s poetry reading will be “Healing,” and poems in all languages are invited for recitation. Individuals interested in reciting a poem or learning more about the event may contact Bijoy Misra at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chandu Shah atChandu420@gmail.com. This event is open to the public.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 04:00pm
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 05:00pm
Come learn about SAI’s grant programming, including summer grants for graduate students and undergraduates. Visit our student page to learn how to apply for these opportunities.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 04:00pm
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 05:30pm
“Permanent Coup D’état:” The Historical and Institutional Foundations of Military Intervention in Pakistan
Aqil Shah, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University
Military meddling in civilian affairs has been a marked feature of Pakistani politics since independence in 1947. Aqil Shah’s research shows that sustained military intervention is a historical legacy of the gross imbalance of civil-military power established during that formative period under conditions of weak “stateness,” warfare and cold war alliances. Placing Pakistan in comparative perspective, Shah’s research examines the mechanisms by which its civil-military relations can be democratized.
Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University
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Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 04:30pm
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 07:00pm
Please join us to celebrate the holidays!
Mon, Jan 23, 2012
Mon, Jan 23, 2012
Higher Education in South Asia: Enhancing Access and Quality through Innovative Solutions
Welcome by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust
Speakers included Manzoor Ahmed, Jacqueline Bhaba, Howard Gardner, Meenakshi Gopinath, Tarun Khanna, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, M. Omar Rahman, and Nikhil Sinha.
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Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 04:00pm
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 05:30pm
Start the term off by preparing for the summer. Come learn about SAI’s grant funding for graduate and undergraduate students.
Learn how to apply on our student page.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 06:00pm
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 07:30pm
Conferences and Symposiums, Cultural/Social Events, South Asia Without Borders, _temp, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Moderated by: Dr. Bruce Chabner, Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of Clinical Research, MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Joel Katz, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University
Exhibiting artists and panelists include:
Kyle Lindholm, Vandana Sharma, Dr. George Taylor, and Rachna Tiwari.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 06:00pm
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:00pm
Welcome remarks: Parimal Patil, Professor, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Moderated by: Laura Weinstein, Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Panelists and exhibitors:
Visual Arts: Pragati Sharma, Jyoti Joshi, Don Perrault, and Sunanda Sahay
Music: Warren Senders
Dance: Ranjani Saigal
Reception, exhibition viewing, and live folk art demonstration from 6:00-7:00pm in the CGIS Knafel Concourse, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA, to be followed by a seminar with Laura Weinstein moderating in CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 04:00pm
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 06:00pm
‘Progressives and Perverts’: Partition Stories and Pakistan’s Future
Kamran Asdar Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Chair: Shahab Ahmed, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Harvard University
View the event on Vimeo here.
Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 05:00am
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 06:30pm