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Welcome Back Mixer

START
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University

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

Celebrate the start of the school year with the South Asia Institute!

  • Meet SAI’s Visiting Fellows and faculty
  • Learn about student funding opportunities
  • Meet with representatives from Harvard South Asia student groups
  • Enjoy delicious South Asian food!

 

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One Harvard Young Harvard Mixer

START
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 07:00pm

END
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:00pm

VENUE
India International Centre

ADDRESS
India International Centre
#40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Delhi, India

Special Event

The Harvard Club of India, SAI and the Harvard India Student Group invite you to attend this mixer event in New Delhi. This mixer is open to all incoming students, alumni and other Harvard community members and intends to serve as a great networking opportunity.

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Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

START
Thu, May 19, 2016 at 06:00pm

END
Thu, May 19, 2016 at 07:00pm

VENUE
MFA, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room (Meeting Room 156)

ADDRESS
Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room (Meeting Room 156)
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Special Event

Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design 

The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious fair that occurs every twelve years in India, and has become the largest public gathering in the world. The most recent observance of the festival took place in 2013 in Allahabad, with an estimated attendance of over 80 million people. Because of its size and complexity, the 2013 Kumbh Mela inspired the Harvard South Asia Institute’s flagship multi-year interdisciplinary research project in a number of complementary fields: business, technology and communications, urban studies and design, religious and cultural studies, and public health. Launched in 2015, the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

 


The 2015 Nepal Earthquake: Perspectives on Response, Reconstruction, Accountability

START
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 05:45pm

END
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 07:00pm

VENUE
Kresge G2
Harvard School of Public Health

ADDRESS
Kresge G2
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Cosponsored Events

Join us to remember the lives lost, and to continue the conversation on the public health impact of, and response to, disasters. is event brings together academics, practitioners and students to examine lessons on earthquake response, aid accountability, and health systems strengthening following the disaster that rocked Nepal on April 25, 2015

Bijay Acharya, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital & MPH ‘2016

Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Population

Emily Troutman, Founder, Aid.Works, DC

Moderator: Jennifer Leaning, HSPH; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Light Nepali snacks from 5.30pm
Organized by Harvard Chan Students for Nepal Society, South Asian Students Organization

Please RSVP through the link: http://tiny.cc/sfnspringseminar


The Earthquake in Nepal: Reflections on Relief & Recovery One Year Later

START
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 01:15pm

END
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 02:30pm

VENUE
Ash Center Lobby

ADDRESS
Ash Center Lobby
Suite 200 North
124 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA

Cosponsored Event

On April 25, 2015, the Gorkha Earthquake struck Nepal, causing extensive damage and taking the lives of thousands. In this panel discussion, speakers, including students from several Harvard graduate programs, will draw on their research to discuss how relief and recovery have progressed in the year since the disaster occurred.

Speakers:

  • Erica Kelly, MPP16, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Yoko Okura, MPP17, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Oscar Natividad, MDes16, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Ashley Thompson, MDes17, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Closing remarks by Mohan Das Manandhar, Chairperson of Nepal Energy Foundation

Moderated by Arnold M. Howitt, Faculty Co-Director of the Program on Crisis Leadership and Executive Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Co-sponsored by the Program on Crisis Leadership (Ash and Taubman Centers), Harvard Kennedy School


Conversation with Ambassador Richard Olson, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

START
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:30am

END
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:00am

VENUE
Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor
Taubman Building
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

South Asia Week at Harvard Kennedy School

As the spring fighting season in Afghanistan flares up again, following one of the most deadly Taliban attacks in Kabul in years on April 19, 2016 posing new challenges to the Afghan government and military, Ambassador Richard Olson discusses long-term plans for the wider region as part of the annual SOUTH ASIA WEEK.

Ambassador Richard Olson assumed duty as U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) on November 17, 2015 after concluding his service as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.

Previously, he served as the Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs, at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, from 2011 to 2012. U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2008 to 2011. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, and was recently recommended for promotion to Career Minister.

Olson joined the U.S. Department of State in 1982. He has served in Mexico, Uganda, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates, (where he served in Abu Dhabi and Dubai), and in Najaf, Iraq. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

His Washington assignments include: State Department Operations Center (twice), NATO Desk, the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs (twice, including as Director), and the Office of Iraqi Affairs, including as Director. He graduated from Brown University in 1981, receiving an A.B. in Law and Society (Honors) and History.

Olson has been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Secretary of State’s Award for Public Outreach, the State Department’s Superior Honor Award (three times), and the Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award (for his service in Iraq).

Cosponsored with the Future of Diplomacy and India & South Asia Program, HKS


Ambassador of Bangladesh to the US discusses Bangladesh’s economic transformation and geopolitical role

START
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00pm

END
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 01:00pm

VENUE
Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369

ADDRESS
Belfer Center Library
Littauer-369
Harvard Kennedy School

South Asia Week at Harvard Kennedy School

As the eighth most populous country in the world, Bangladesh is undergoing a series of demographic, economic and political transformations. In a discussion as part of the annual SOUTH ASIA WEEK, Ambassador Ziauddin will address how Bangladesh is shaping its region.

Ambassador Ziauddin joined the BCS (Foreign Affairs) with seniority from 13 July 1974. He served as Third and Second Secretary in Bangladesh High Commission in London; First Secretary in Bangladesh High Commission in Nairobi; Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York. Prior joining as Bangladesh Ambassador to Italy, he was Director General (International Organization) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chief of Protocol to the Government of Bangladesh.

Ambassador Ziauddin was appointed Ambassador to Italy on 15 May 2000 and assumed concurrent charge as Bangladesh Ambassador to the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was also the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to FAO, WFP, and IFAD.

Prior to becoming the Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA, he held the post of Ambassador-at-Large of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the rank and status of State Minister to the Government of Bangladesh.

Cosponsored with the Future of Diplomacy and India & South Asia Program, HKS


Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi: Pakistan’s Role in Regional Stability

START
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 01:30pm

VENUE
NYE AB, 5th Floor, Taubman Building

ADDRESS
NYE AB, 5th Floor
Taubman Building
Harvard Kennedy School

South Asia Week at Harvard Kennedy School

As part of the Future of Diplomacy and India & South Asia Program’s annual SOUTH ASIA WEEK, Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations will discuss her country’s role in upholding regional peace and stability and Pakistan’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr Maleeha Lodhi is Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

She is among the most accomplished female professionals in the Muslim world, with extensive experience in diplomacy, media, and teaching. She returns to the Kennedy School following a 2008 IOP Fellowship.

Cosponsored with the Future of Diplomacy and India & South Asia Program, HKS


Seed For Change Finalists Presentations

START
Fri, May 6, 2016 at 03:15pm

END
Fri, May 6, 2016 at 04:30pm

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

ADDRESS
Thompson Room
Barker Center
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Special Event

The Harvard South Asia Institute competition awards prizes to interdisciplinary student projects that impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India. The three finalist groups will present their project plans and a jury will award the grand prize of $40,000.

  • GoMango: provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India
  • Torr Energy: for-profit company that uses a series of technologies and a unique model to produce and sell
    low-cost waste-derived solid fuel in remote areas
  • The Craftsmen: small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices.


A Himalayan Consensus: What India and China Could Do

START
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

END
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Cosponsored Event

Ambassador Nirupama Rao, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University;  former Foreign Secretary of India; former Ambassador of India to China and the United States

Cosponsored by the Harvard Asia Center and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


20th Annual Harvard India Poetry Reading

START
Sun, May 15, 2016 at 02:00pm

END
Sun, May 15, 2016

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Poems of all languages are invited for recitation. All are welcome.

Cosponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies and the South Asian Poets of New England

For questions, please contact:
Bijoy Misra, bmisra@fas.harvard.edu
Chandu Shah, Bostonwale@gmail.com