SAI Event Topic : Education


Crossroads Summer Program

Crossroads Summer Program

The Crossroads Summer Program is a fully-funded introduction to Harvard and American university culture for students from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances. Leading Harvard faculty will teach an intensive, multidisciplinary four-day curriculum in Dubai, for up to 60 accomplished, motivated youth.

Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education

Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education

This 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.

Design Thinking Workshop for Educators

Design Thinking Workshop for Educators
Co-sponsored Event Explore design thinking through the lens of an educator: Sanjli Gidwaney, Director, Design For Change, USA. Limited seats only, so be quick to register here: bit.ly/designthinkingconnected Organizers: This conference is being conducted by HGSE South...

A Conversation with Shridhar Venkat

A Conversation with Shridhar Venkat
Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation; Eisenhower Fellow The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest NGO-directed school meal program, feeding 1.4 million children every day. To advance its vision that “No child in India will be deprived of education...

Powerplay: Teacher Transfers in India

Powerplay: Teacher Transfers in India
SAI Education Seminar Tara Beteille, World Bank Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School This paper provides a detailed account of how the system of teacher transfers operates in large parts of India. It presents evidence to suggest that...

The future of Indian Higher Education: Four case studies

The future of Indian Higher Education: Four case studies
Education Seminar Pramath Raj Sinha, Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business and a founder of Ashoka University Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School “Everyone knows Indian Higher Education is a mess. Proposals for its...

The Brittle Forge: Higher Education and India’s Human Capital

The Brittle Forge: Higher Education and India’s Human Capital
Education Seminar Devesh Kapur,  Associate Professor of Political Science, Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant...

Educators for Teaching India Conference

Educators for Teaching India Conference
Women in India: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity Keynote Speaker: Harleen Singh, Associate Professor of Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, and South Asian Studies, Brandeis University Closing speaker: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the...

India Changing: Searching and Supporting Innovation Insurgents

India Changing: Searching and Supporting Innovation Insurgents

Professor Anil Gupta, founder of the Honey Bee Network, will deliver a talk titled “India Changing: searching and supporting innovation insurgents.” The talk will focus on the ecosystem of inclusive innovations emerging in India, with global implications. There will be examples from five focii of innovations: children, tech students, informal sector, professionals and public systems.