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What is Islam? A Symposium in Memory of Shahab Ahmed

START
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:00pm

END
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 06:30pm

VENUE
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

ADDRESS
Fong Auditorium
Boylston Hall
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA

Featuring:

Michael Cook, Islamic Studies
Noah Feldman, Law
Cemal Kafadar, History
Gülru Necipoğlu, Art History
Parimal Patil, South Asian Studies
Nicholas Watson, Medieval Studies and Religion

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the Committee on the Study of Religion, with support of the Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow Memorial Fund, the South Asia Initiative, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Islamic Legal Studies Program



The Power of Political Connections in Local Elections – Evidence from Pakistan

START
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 07:30pm

END
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

VENUE
Littauer Building, Room 324
The Fainsod Room
Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Littauer Building, Room 324
The Fainsod Room
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Student Event

Pakistan in Focus: A student speaker series on Pakistan-based policy research.

Asad Liaquat, PhD Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

Cosponsored with the Harvard Pakistan Student Group and the Pakistan Caucus at HKS


Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History

START
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

END
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

VENUE
Lower Level Conference Room
27 Kirkland Street

ADDRESS
Lower Level Conference Room
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Student Event

‘Global and International History: The Economic Dimension’

Financial, economic and political-economy issues have played a fundamental role in world development and continue to do so. They involve multiple agents besides the nation state; they prompt refined policy analysis; and they challenge historians to turn to the broadest range of sources and demand interdisciplinary analysis. Con-IH 16 seeks to discuss cutting-edge studies that take up the dimensions of economics in international,regional, and global historical study, for any era from Antiquity to the present, and proceeding outward from any world region.

Since its inception in 2001, the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) has developed into an annual event, organized by graduate students in International History at Harvard University. Click here to learn more.



Celebrating Another Harmony: South Asian Folklore in the 21st Century

START
Fri, Apr 8, 2016

END
Sat, Apr 9, 2016

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

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

Cosponsored Event

On Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2016, the annual Folklore & Mythology Symposium will be “Celebrating Another Harmony: South Asian Folklore in the 21st Century”!

Friday evening, April 8th, at 6:00 pm, Margaret Mills (Professor Emerita, Ohio Station University) will deliver the keynote address, in the Barker Center, Room 133.

Saturday, April 9th, will start at 9:00 am, with four panels throughout the day.

Click here to learn more.

Cospsonored with the Committee on Degrees in Folklore & Mythology, Harvard University

 


Between State and Faith: Aspects of Personal Laws in Colonial India

START
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 11:30am

END
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 01:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Student Event

Tanika Sarkar, Professor of Modern History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Chair: Hardeep Dhillon, PhD candidate in History, Harvard University

Cosponsored with The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University


Radical Practice: Asserting Power and Agency

START
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 06:30pm

END
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 08:00pm

VENUE
Piper Auditorium
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University

ADDRESS
Piper Auditorium
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Cosponsored Event

Julia King, Architectural designer and urban researcher, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science

Diana Al-Hadid, Designer

Dr. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston; Adjunct faculty in the Master of Homeland Security at Northeastern University

Moderator:Susan Surface, Program Director at Design in Public

On March 8, 2016, Women in Design, a Harvard Graduate School of Design student group, will celebrate its third-annual International Women’s Day. Dedicated to empowering women designers, we propose an open dialogue on what it means to be a creative woman developing, challenging, and innovating her craft in the 21st century. In exploring conventional and potential modes of practice, we aim to cultivate radical alternatives to the dominant roles and methods of our fields. As we reflect on strides the design fields have made toward achieving gender equity, we see International Women’s Day 2016 as a catalytic platform to investigate how radical practice can re-situate—and revolutionize—our work.

Women in Design continues to challenge how women, as well as other underrepresented groups in the design disciplines, can work for equity across representation, compensation, and valuation. To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we have invited pioneering women practitioners across the design disciplines to engage and share their backgrounds, experiences, and philosophies of radical practice—the what, how, and why (or why not). In this spirit, we invite you to join us in questioning and speculating how, both individually and collectively, we can radically transform the design field.

Cosponsored with Women in Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design


Development in Asia

START
Fri, May 13, 2016 at 09:00am

END
Fri, May 13, 2016 at 04:30pm

Workshop for those teaching high school and middle school courses on South Asia.

Keynote Speaker: Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History, B.A., Yale University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Cosponsored with Educators for Teaching South Asia, in conjunction with The Winsor School, Phillips Academy, and The Groton School

Click here to learn more and register.


Civil Service Reforms in Pakistan

START
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Student Seminar

Ashan Iqbal, Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform

Asim KhwajaProfessor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Michael CallenAssistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Pakistani snacks will be served.

Cosponsored with the Harvard Pakistan Student Group and the Pakistan Caucus at HKS


Windows and Mirrors: Reflecting on Recent Architecture In South Asia

START
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

END
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

VENUE
CSMVS Museum, Mumbai

ADDRESS
CSMVS Museum, Mumbai
159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road
Fort, Mumbai - 400023, Maharashtra, India

Special Conference

Q+A: The state of architecture in India

This two-day conference on architecture in South Asia is being held in partnership with the Tata Trusts, The South Asia Institute (SAI) at Harvard University and Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation. Renowned architects from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and India will participate in the deliberations, which will be preceded by a keynote lecture by Sunil Khilnani on March 18 at the NGMA Mumbai. The line-up of speakers includes Akeel Bilgrami, Nayyar Ali Dada from Pakistan, Anjalendran from Sri Lanka, Kashef Chowdhury from Bangladesh, Rajni Chavda from Bhutan, Sameep Padora and Kapil Gupta from India.

The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India
Exhibition at the NGMA, Mumbai from 6 January to 20 March, 2016
Timings:11 am – 6 pm, except Monday and National Holidays

Curators: Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote and Kaiwan Mehta

This exhibition will present the state of contemporary architecture in India within a larger historical overview since Independence. It will not only map emerging practices but also discuss the aspirations they represent, and stimulate a conversation on architecture among the architectural fraternity, patrons and public at large. Embodying a spectrum of positions that characterise architectural production in India, the content is intended to be provocative and make explicit the multiple, and often simultaneously valid, streams of architectural thought and engagement that truly represent the pluralism of India.

Learn more here.


Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality (Livestream)

START
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 04:00pm

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Dean Spears, Rice Institute

Dean Spears is the Executive Director of the RICE Institute. Dean’s research focuses on children’s health and human capital, which these days often means height, sanitation, and social forces in Indian households and villages. He has also done research about population issues in social welfare and about decision-making, in particular decision-making by poor people and the social psychology of interaction between richer and poorer people. Dean has worked in El Salvador, India, and South Africa. His is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and has an MA in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma. He has an MPA in Development Studies and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He is currently a visiting economist at the Economic and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

This event will be livestreamed. Click here to watch.

Cosponsored with co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown, the Weatherhead Center and the MIT Center for International Studies.