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SAI Event Topic : Book Talks and Films

Governance for Development — Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh

WHEN
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Book Talk S. Nazrul Islam, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Development Policy Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Chair: Prithwiraj Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Analyzing Bangladesh’s governance problems and drawing insights that will be relevant to other developing countries, this book sharpens our understanding of governance and suggests […]

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Directive Principles and Transformative Constitutional Design

WHEN
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Book Talk Tarunabh Khaitan, Associate Professor and Hackney Fellow in Law, Wadham College, University of Oxford Chair: Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University Borrowing and developing the concept from Ireland, framers of India’s Constitution inserted a chapter titled ‘directive principles of state policy’ in the founding document. They were a mix of principles […]

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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

WHEN
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 from 04:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
Yenching Auditorium

ADDRESS
Yenching Auditorium
2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Film Screening and Discussion Nakul Singh Sawhney, Filmmaker  Chair: Asad Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University In September 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh witnessed a pogrom against local Muslim residents. More than 100 were killed and over 80,000 displaced. This film explores the social, political, and economic […]

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The Crippled Frontier: Screening and discussion on conflicts on the periphery of India

WHEN
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 from 04:00pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Film Screening Pankaj Butalia, Documentary Filmmaker Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School Join filmmaker Pankaj Butalia for a screening of his film “The Textures of Loss,” followed by a discussion […]

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Film Screening and Q+A: Final Solution

WHEN
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 from 04:00pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Film Event Rakesh Sharma, Film Director Chair: Parimal G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period Feb/March 2002 – July 2003, the film graphically documents the […]

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Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia

WHEN
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
WCC 2009, Harvard Law School

ADDRESS
WCC 2009, Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Book Talk Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Rohit De, Associate Research Scholar in Law, Yale Nick Robinson, Resident Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession Cosponsored with Harvard Law School Although the field of constitutional law has become increasingly comparative in recent years, its geographic focus has remained limited. South Asia, despite […]

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CANCELLED: To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story

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Tue, Nov 10, 2015

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  Book Talk Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament; Former Minister of Environment and Rural Development Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School To The Brink and Back is an account of the events leading to the path-breaking economic liberalisation unveiled by Rao’s government with […]

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Online Book Group: Sea of Poppies

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Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 07:00pm

Click here to watch a recording of the presentation. Join Global Studies Outreach at Harvard for an online discussion of Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh led by Professor Sunil Amrith of the Departments of History and South Asian Studies at Harvard University. Please note that given the length of the novel we will structure the discussion based on the assumption […]

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Rahul Roy Film Festival: The City Beautiful

WHEN
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 04:00pm

VENUE
Yenching Auditorium

ADDRESS
Yenching Auditorium
2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Film Screening and Discussion Q+A with Rahul Roy, Director Sunder Nagri (Beautiful City) is a small working class colony on the margins of India’s capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the […]

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Rahul Roy Film Festival: The Factory & Q and A with Rahul Roy

WHEN
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 from 04:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Film Screening and Discussion Rahul Roy, Director Chair: Shankar Ramaswami, Lecturer on South Asian Studies, Harvard University 147 workers of India’s largest automobile manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki are on trial for the murder of a senior manager and 2500 workers dismissed. It has been two and a half years and the case drags on. Their bail […]

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Rahul Roy Film Festival: When Four Friends Meet & Majma

WHEN
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 from 04:00pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Film Screening and Gender Seminar Bunty, Kamal, Sanjay and Sanju, best of friends and residents of Jehangirpuri, a working class colony on the outskirts of Delhi are young and trying to make their lives in an environment which is changing rapidly… girls seem to be very bold… stable jobs are not easy to come by… […]

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Clothes to Die For

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Thu, Sep 10, 2015 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Film Screening and Discussion Zara Hayes, Director Ruth Barron, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Chair: Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh is the worst industrial disaster of the 21st century, […]

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