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SAI Event Topic : Book Talks and Films

Katiyabaaz: Powerless

WHEN
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 from 04:00pm — 06:30pm

VENUE
Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Land Lecture Hall (4th Floor)
Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Film Screening and Discussion Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, Directors Chair: Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate, Harvard Kennedy School 4:00-5:30 pm – Film Screening 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Discussion and Q&A with Directors Katiyabaaz is a 2014 Indian Hindi documentary film directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa about the problem of power theft in Kanpur. Released in India on August […]

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Astu – So Be It

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Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 04:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Film Screening Astu, directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, and starring Dr. Mohan Agashe, focuses on a retired Sanskrit professor who suffers from Alzheimer’s and goes missing while travelling with his daughter. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with: Dr. Mohan Agashe, actor, psychiatrist, and consultant in mental health Professor Arthur […]

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Silencing India’s Daughter

WHEN
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

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Starr Auditorium
Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Starr Auditorium
Harvard Kennedy School
79 J. F. Kennedy Street,
Cambridge, MA

6:00 – 7:00 PM Documentary Screening 7:00 – 8:00 PM Panel Discussion Lakshmi Iyer, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Diane Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program, Harvard Law School Beena Sarwar, Editor, Aman ki Asha, Jang Group Pakistan; former Nieman Fellow and Fellow at the Carr Center for Human […]

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The Prisoner

WHEN
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

SAI Book Talk Omar Shahid Hamid, Author Chair: Anila Daulatzai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School Omar Shahid Hamid has served with the Karachi police for twelve years, most recently as head of counterterrorism. During his service, he has been actively targeted by various terrorist groups and organizations. He was […]

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Building a new Nepal – After the Quake

WHEN
Mon, May 4, 2015 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

SAI Special Event Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times. Chair: Madhav Khosla, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory, Department of Government, Harvard University On April 25, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake. Almost 5000 people have died and the numbers are steadily increasing. The full scale of losses in terms of human casualties, homes destroyed and […]

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Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries

WHEN
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

SAI Book Talk Sanchita Saxena, Director of the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Berkeley; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley Fauzia Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University; SAI Research Affiliate Chair: John A. Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Professor in Health Policy and […]

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China, India, and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan

WHEN
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building, Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Perkins Room
Rubenstein Building
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

SAI Book Talk Luke Patey, Senior Researcher at the Dan­ish Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional Studies Discussants: Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate, Harvard Kennedy School Ahmad Al-Mahi, MPA candidate, Harvard Kennedy School Note: Due to heightened security because of visiting dignitaries, please enter the Rubinstein building from the JFK park entrance on October 2. Non-Harvard attendees should contact Rohit Chandra (rchandra@fas.harvard.edu) […]

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The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics

WHEN
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 from 05:00pm — 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

SAI Book Talk Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Director, Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University Discussant: Atiya Khan, SAI Aman Fellow Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program Cosponsored by the Prince Alwaleed […]

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Film Screening: Bawandar

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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


VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

SAI Film Screening Based on a true story that sent shock waves through India in 1992, this drama concerns Sanwari (Nandita Das), a lower-caste woman with a husband, Sohan (Raghuvir Yadav), and two children, who is raising her family in a rural village. While it’s generally Sanwari’s nature to mind her own business and take […]

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Broken Memory, Shining Dust

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Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Film Screening Depicts the extraordinary journey of Kashmiri women from loss, separation, pain, anger, helplessness to hope, faith, grit and determination thrown up by tragedies and circumstances around them. The film is about ‘women in wait’ for their loved ones, who went missing in the conflict ridden valley of Kashmir, India, in last two decades. […]

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The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

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Tue, Nov 4, 2014 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

SAI Book Talk Rohini Mohan, Author V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan, Bunting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; Author of Love Marriage  Chair: Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School Book sale to follow event. For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army […]

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Love, War & Other Longings

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014 - Sun, Nov 2, 2014

Pakistani Film Festival Cosponsored by the Brown University India Initiative    Fri Oct 31: Hallow’s Eve: Chainsaw Spatter 6:00 pm Zibaah Khana (77minutes) Sat Nov 1: Saint’s Day: Directors in Conversation 11:20 am A Brief History of Pakistani Cinema Lecture by Iftikhar Dadi 12:00 pm Josh (104 minutes) 2:00 pm Q+A with Josh Director, Iram Parveen […]

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