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Women’s Economic and Social Rights in India: Exploring New Collaborations and Engagements

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Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 09:00pm

VENUE
New Delhi

Special Event

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) for the final event of the collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on ‘Educational, Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in India’.

High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty – Professor Jacqueline Bhabha and Professor Martha Chen, regional experts, and a panel discussion. Three publications compiled by Harvard faculty and eminent experts in the area will be released on this occasion. These include:

  1. Triggering Success: Innovative Interventions to promote educational Access in India
  2. Interrogating the Norm: Innovative Interventions to promote gender justice and safety in India
  3. Empowering Home-based Workers in India: Solutions and Strategies

 

December 22, 6:00 – 9:00PM, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

Register.

 






A Conversation with Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US

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Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 05:15pm

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Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 06:45pm

Special Event

Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US

Chair: Tarun KhannaJorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, South Asia Institute

Ambassador Sarna took charge as Ambassador of India to the United States on November 5, 2016. He has been a Member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1980.

He was previously posted in London as High Commissioner, and before moving to London, Mr Sarna was Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs. Mr Sarna was among the longest-serving spokespersons of the ministry between 2002 and 2008. He has also had postings in Moscow, Warsaw, Tehran, Geneva and Thimphu. Mr Sarna is also a prolific author of many fiction and non-fiction books, recently ‘Second Thoughts: On Books, Authors and the Writerly Life’ that was released last year.

Reception to follow.

Please note: This event will be off the record (Chatham House Rules).


Weekly Tea Break

START
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.

SAI Visiting Artist Meenakshi Sengupta will lead an interactive art performance during the tea break.


Weekly Tea Break

START
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.


Weekly Tea Break

START
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.


Getting Better: Stories from KEM Hospital and GS Medical College, India

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Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 05:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 07:00pm

VENUE
14 Story Street, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
Cambridge, MA

Student Event

Join us for a film screening, dinner, & discussion with Gulserene Dastur, the filmmaker, & Dr. David Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine

“The Hospital that never turns anyone away”: A 2200 bed, state-run hospital which treats 1.7 million people a year – overcrowded, used and abused, KEM Hospital is the last resort for the destitute. On an average day, the hospital admits 230 in-patients, treats 560 emergency patients, operates on 150 patients, and sees 5800 out-patients. “Getting Better” was born out of 2 years of extensive research and 4 years of shooting, and is a snapshot into a system where “nothing is easy, but nothing is impossible.”

Cosponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute


Weekly Tea Break

START
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.

*Please note the change in time


The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean

START
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 10:00am

END
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Special Event

The interregional arena of the Indian Ocean has emerged as a connected—if not unified—field of historical study. While the case for integration had been strongly suggested by historical scholarship since the 1980s on the pre-colonial and early modern periods, comparisons and connections across the Indian Ocean in the colonial and modern eras have been a major feature of historical studies in the twenty-first century. Histories of this rich and complex arena of human interaction have taken the form of books, monographs, and research articles. These works have explored and explained important historical webs of relationships—social, economic, cultural, and political—that bound together the peoples of South Asia, Middle East, East and South Africa, and Southeast and East Asia. In so doing, scholars have transcended rigid area studies boundaries and crossed colonial and national borders in creative ways. While earlier works had focused on trade, newer studies have innovatively blended the aspects of culture and political economy.

In light of the efflorescence of work on a region of both historical and contemporary importance, Sugata Bose and Sunil Amrith have taken on the task of bringing together the best historians of the Indian Ocean to offer a grand synthesis of the scholarship of the past few decades in a two-volume The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean, under contract to Cambridge University Press. Sugata Bose is the general editor of the project, and Sunil Amrith is one of the editors of the second volume. They are joined by Engseng Ho and Tansen Sen (volume 1) and Isabel Hofmeyr (volume 2). The conference will play a pivotal role in a major scholarly endeavor, allowing the editors to hone their overview and conceptualization of the volume as a whole, while providing vital feedback to individual authors.

Learn more at the conference website.

Cosponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Asia Center


Weekly Tea Break

START
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.

*Please note the change in time


Hackathon 2016

START
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

END
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

VENUE
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

ADDRESS
Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA

Student Event

Pakathon Boston is partnering with SAI, the Harvard Pakistan Student’s Group, and the HKS Pakistan Caucus this year to organize its annual ‘hackathon.’

Teams will work to create a solution for a social issue in Pakistan and work on a business plan to implement this solution. They’ve put together an amazing program; anyone who is passionate about using technology and business to address problems in developing countries should definitely attend.

More details and registration is here: pakhackathon2016.eventbrite.com

For those interesting in returning to Pakistan and starting their own ventures this is a no brainer (Pakathon has a wide network of investors and incubators as well as their own official Returner’s Program ) but even for others this would be a great networking and skill building opportunity – students and professionals from all over New England are coming, so this will be a great chance to meet like-minded people you would not have crossed paths with otherwise.

Teams with Harvard affiliates will also get a chance to compete in Harvard South Asia Institute’s Seed for Change: Pakistan competition ($7,500 prize) in May 2017!


India and Japan, India and China

START
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 12:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Cosponsored Event

Tarun Das,  former Director-General and Chief Mentor of the Confederation of Indian Industries

Chair:  Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Cosponsored with the Asia Center Seminar Series, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University


Weekly Tea Break

START
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, 4th Floor

ADDRESS
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and get to know SAI’s community.

*Please note the change in time