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SAI Event Topic : South Asian Politics

Bridging the Gulf: Experimental Evidence on Migration’s Impact on Tolerance and Internationalism

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Fri, May 6, 2022 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

Register to join the Bridging the Gulf talk As part of our South Asian Politics Series, organized with Brown University and MIT, Prof. Nikhar Gaikwad (Columbia University) will present on the social impact of migration in a globalized world. Prof. Pia Raffler (Harvard University) will serve as the moderator.  Nikhar Gaikwad is an Assistant Professor […]

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Afghanistan’s Next Transition: How we got here, and what comes next

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Fri, Oct 15, 2021 from 11:00am — 12:15pm

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Webinar

Register for the talk This Harvard University panel, co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies’ Negotiation Task Force, will explore the lead up to the collapse of the Afghan government, as well as what the new Taliban regime means for the future of […]

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Indian Political Thought in the Global Age

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Mon, Oct 4, 2021 from 12:00pm — 01:00pm

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Webinar

9:30-10:30 pm IST / 12:00-1:00 pm ET Register for the talk The Association for Global Political Thought (AGPT) presents “Indian Political Thought in the Global Age.” The event is part of the Association for Global Political Thought’s (AGPT) Seminar Series. Professor Shruti Kapila (Faculty of History & Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University) will discuss the […]

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Implications: Regional Perspectives on the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Register for the talk An Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar Series  Panelists:  Shirin Jaafari, Reporter, The World, USA   Shubhanga Pandey, Chief Editor, Himal Southasian, Sri Lanka  Nasim Zehra, Author/Columnist; National Security Expert; Senior Anchor/Analyst, Channel 24, Pakistan  Moderator:  James Robson, James C. Kralik, and Yunli Lou Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; […]

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The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan

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Wed, Apr 7, 2021 from 11:00am — 12:00pm

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Webinar

Register here to join the webinar. Speaker Ian Talbot, Director of the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Southampton With Discussants Mohammad Waseem, Professor of Political Science at Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences William Milam, Former Ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh, United States Department of State Chaired by Adil […]

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Consequences: South and Southeast Asia and the 2020 U.S. Election

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020 from 12:00pm — 01:00pm

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Webinar

Location: Online, via Zoom Register to join the webinar here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b-fBxaQxT96uKpkNd5LpfA Panelists: Mattias Fibiger, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Erik Kuhonta, Associate Professor of Political Science, McGill University Doreen Lee, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northeastern University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Asia Center Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences; […]

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Maintaining Peace in China-India Relations: Discussion and Book Launch

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Thu, Sep 3, 2020 from 08:30am — 09:30am

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Webinar

The China-India relationship is one of the keys to international security, the future of Asia, and the well-being of nearly 3 billion people. Since early May 2020, border tensions between the two powers have underlined the potential for conflict. In 2017, their armies faced off for 73 days. At the same time, they have built a system of engagement designed to manage conflict and their larger rivalry. Their leaders meet regularly, they hold talks on the border quarrel, they have a series of confidence building measures, and they trade and invest with each other. They also cooperate multilaterally.

What are the drivers of the relationship? How can they manage conflict and rivalry? Are there cooperative steps forward, now and looking ahead? Two years ago, the Centre on Asia and Globalization in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, set out to answer these and other vital questions by working with Routledge UK to produce the Routledge Handbook of China-India Relations. The book was published earlier this year. It assembled experts from China, India, Singapore, other parts of Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, and the United States and has 35 chapters on a range of China-India issues.

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Property, Power, and Women: Positive and Perverse Consequences of Indian Reforms for Gender Equality

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Fri, Nov 8, 2019 from 02:30pm — 04:00pm

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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Can political representation help women upend entrenched systems of power? Property and Power, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, finds evidence that quotas improve women’s ability to claim fundamental economic rights. Yet, greater voice is costly, and whether women experience benefits or backlash will depend on individual bargaining power at the time a woman is elected. […]

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Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

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Mon, Sep 30, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will discuss what nationalist and populist leadership means for Brazil, India, and the global political system at large.

Speakers:

Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and iNternational and Public Affairs, Brown University

This event is co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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Crisis in Kashmir: Current Events Seminar

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

The panel will discuss the recent events in Jammu and Kashmir, including the lead-up to the dissolution of its special autonomous status, the current situation on the ground, and the greater geopolitical implications of the recent change in status. Speakers include:

Salil Shetty, Former Secretary General of Amnesty International and Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School
Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University
Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Ashwaq Masoodi, Nieman Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University
Beena Sarwar, Affiliated Faculty, Emerson University; Editor, Aman Ki Asha

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Crisis in Kashmir: Valley of Saints Film Screening

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Film Director Musa Syeed will join Professor Ali Asani for a screening of his film, Valley of Saints, followed by a question-and-answer session.

About the Film:
Dal Lake is a sprawling aquatic community in Kashmir where erupting political violence often distracts from the natural beauty. Gulzar, a young, working-class boatman, plans to skip town with his best friend in search of a better life, but a weeklong military curfew derails their departure. Forced to wait it out, Gulzar takes a job assisting a scientist named Asifa. As they navigate the floating landscape, an unlikely relationship blossoms between the two. When Asifa’s research reveals that the lake and an entire way of life face an alarming threat, everything in Gulzar’s own life begins to take on a new hue. Intricately weaving contemporary issues with traditional culture and ancient myths, VALLEY OF SAINTS is a vibrant, lyrical film about finding one’s path home in a changing world.

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India’s Upcoming Elections: What’s at Stake?

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Tue, Apr 2, 2019 from 06:15pm — 07:30pm

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Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Kennedy School

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

In this event, Professor Ashu Varshney, Ronak Desai, and Hasit Shah will discuss the pressure points of the upcoming Indian election.

Speakers:
Ashu Varshney, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia and Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University
Ronak Desai, Vice Chair of the Indian Practice at Steptoe and Law & Security Fellow at New America
Hasit Shah, Journalist and Expert on Digital Media and Internet Access in India

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