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SAI Event Topic : South Asian Politics

Art, Aesthetics, and Politics: A conversation with T.M. Krishna

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Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 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

What is the role of art in deeply unequal societies? Are aesthetics political? Can artists challenge dominant orders? Please join us for a conversation between eminent Carnatic vocalist and activist T.M. Krishna

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Reflections on Interpretation and Serving in the Judiciary

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Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 04:30pm

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Milstein West AB at Wasserstein Hall (second floor), Harvard Law School

4:30-5:30 p.m. Please register for this event here by 2 p.m. on Monday, September 19. Seating will be limited though some overflow space will be available. Featuring Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan) and Stephen Breyer (Byrne Professor of Administrative Law and Process, Harvard Law School; former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the […]

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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

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Webinar

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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