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Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present

START
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 01:00pm

END
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

As part of the Nepal Studies Program, Leonard van der Kuijp, Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, will lead a conference titled “Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present.” Based on medieval documents and modern practice, this conference will explore the spread and development of Buddhism in the India-Nepal-Tibet corridor.

 

Conference Schedule:

1-1:30 PM THE NEWAR LUMBINI VIHARA PROJECT 
Naresh Man Bajracharya, Professor of Buddhist Studies and Vice Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal

1:30-2 PM  A BUDDHIST CONTEMPLATIVE FROM MUKTINĀTH: TENZIN REPA (1646-1723) 
Kurtis R. Schaeffer, The Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religion, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

2-2:30 PM  THE ROLE OF SOCIAL AND CIVIC GROUPS IN THE REVITALIZATION OF BUDDHISM IN KATHMANDU 
Nirmal Man Tuladhar, Professor of Linguistics and Chair of Social Science Baha, Nepal

2:30-2:45 Q & A

2:45-3:15 PM Coffee/Chai Break

3:15-3:45 PM  MAPPING ASAN: DOCUMENTING RELIGIOUS SITES AND URBAN TRADITIONS 
Todd T. Lewis, Murray Distinguished Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Asian Religions, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, USA

3:45-4:25 PM  A NEWAR LHASA TRADING FAMILY: FROM ARCHIVE TO HISTORY 
Siddhartha Tuladhar, Senior Research Officer of New ERA, Pvt. Ltd., Nepal 

4:25-4:55 PM  A TIBETAN SANSKRIT SCHOLAR IN THE KATHMANDU VALLEY: THE CASE OF KHRO PHU LOTSAWA (1173-1236) 
Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

4:55-5:15 PM Q & A

5:15-6 PM Reception


Bangladesh Rising: Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School

START
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 08:00am

END
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 09:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Faculty Club

ADDRESS
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The Economist reported last September that it is “a good moment to celebrate Bangladesh’s economic progress. Its annual growth has averaged more than 6% over the past ten years and has run above 7% over the past two.” More than celebrating, Bangladesh Rising conference will discuss how Bangladesh can maintain its momentum, and potentially accelerate the growth achieved in the last decade. The conference will host practitioners, academics, and high-level government officials to discuss the ways the country can advance further and avoid pitfalls. It will include important topics such as financial inclusion, foreign investment, generation and provision of electricity, and sustainable development goals, among others.

REGISTRATIONhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/bangladesh-rising-2018-international-conference-at-harvard-university-tickets-43058369743

EVENT WEBSITE: https://growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/files/growthlab/files/bangladesh_full_program_may_10.pdf?m=1525959012

SPEAKERS: 

  • Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
  • Stuart L. Hart, Professor, University of Vermont, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World
  • Charles Lacy, Angel investor in Bangladesh, President of Barred Rock Fund and former President of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh
  • Abul Kalam Azad, Principal SDG Coordinator at Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office
  • Kazi Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority
  • Paban Chowdhury, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority
  • Mashiur Rahman, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Government of Bangladesh
  • Roger Wagner, Expert lawyer in energy sector
  • Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of Summit Group
  • Deepesh Nanda, CEO of Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia at GE Power
  • Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director at Microsoft Bangladesh
  • Anika Chowdhury, Head of Business Development at Square Pharmaceuticals
  • Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO at Green Delta Insurance
  • Tanjib-ul-Alam, Head of Tanjib Alam & Associates
  • Mainuddin Monem, Managing Director at Abdul Monem Economic Zone
  • Jamaluddin Ahmed, General Secretary, Bangladesh Economic Association
  • Ahmad Zuaiter, Founder and Managing Partner at Jadara Capital Partners
  • Meera Narayanaswamy, Senior Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets at IFC

Islam symposium

START
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

END
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

From the rise of ISIS and militant extremism in the context of an eroding Arab state system to the intensification of the Iran-Saudi cold war in the wake of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, the dire consequences of Shi’a-Sunni sectarianism and conflict—which can tear apart the societies of the Islamic world—have never been greater in modern history. Now more than ever, dialogue both within the Islamic tradition and between different religious groups is critical for the future peace, stability, and prosperity of the Middle East, the broader Islamic world, and transnational Muslim communities across the globe, including in Europe and North America.

In conjunction with serious attempts to place different Muslim faith traditions in conversation, it is equally pressing that the U.S. policy making world and scholarly community is objectively informed and knowledgeable of the relevant issues and perspectives at hand in order to make a positive impact on policy and enable the grounds for peaceful conflict resolution. The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world.

The symposium is convened by the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Iran Project and co-sponsored by Harvard’s Center for Middle East Studies, the Asia Center, the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Date: Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15
Location: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Learn more at the Belfer Center Website. 


The Dhaka Art Summit

START
Fri, Feb 2, 2018

END
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University will be on two panel discussions at the Dhaka Arts Summit (DAS) in February 2018. The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. With a core focus on Bangladesh, DAS re-examines how we think about these forms of art in both a regional and an international context.


India Conference 2018

START
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

END
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Conference Poster with pictures of the speakers

The India Conference is one of the largest student-run conferences focusing on India in the USA. It takes place at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, and is organized by graduate students at Harvard University.

In 2018, the India Conference will be celebrating its 15th anniversary. The conference will bring together business leaders, entertainment professionals, government officials, philanthropists and many others.

SAI is a co-sponsor of this event.

Conference Website

List of Speakers


Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present

START
Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 10:00am

END
Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 04:00pm

As part of the Nepal Studies Program, Leonard van der Kuijp, Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, will lead a conference titled “Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present.” Based on medieval documents and modern practice, this conference will explore the spread and development of Buddhism in the India-Nepal-Tibet corridor.



American Council for Southern Asian Art Symposium XVIII

START
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 12:15pm

COST   $50-$180

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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


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

ACSAA symposia occur in alternating years, and serve as opportunities to meet colleagues, reconnect with mentors and graduate school cohorts, and share one’s current research with the field.


Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education

This is a forum for faculty, administrators, and leadership from universities across South Asia, the Middle East, and neighboring regions (Central Asia and East Asia) to explore ways in which universities may develop a liberal arts education program for undergraduate students, while fostering such objectives as sustainable development; social inclusion and peace; and cooperation across national boundaries among individuals, institutions, and governments. These goals are essential to addressing shared global challenges and to realizing opportunities to advance human well-being. Universities, as institutions that prepare future leadership of societies, have a unique role to play in the achievement of these goals, educating students as global citizens who can understand, value, and contribute to the common good.


South Asia ConnectED Conference

START
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 08:30am

END
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 05:00pm

Cosponsored Event
 

South Asia ConnectED

April 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m – 5:00p.m, HGSE

South Asia ConnectED is the first ever South Asia-centric education conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Explore catalyzing for scale in education policy, social change and education technology with leaders from South Asia. Join John Floretta (Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL), Sridhar Rajagopalan (founder, Educational Initiatives), Sanjli Gidwaney (Director, Design for Change, USA) and many others.

Opening remarks: Tarun Khanna (Director, SAI; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School)

Register here for free: bit.ly/southasiaconnected

Follow us here: http://bit.ly/fbsouthasiaconnected

This conference has been organized by the HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, which aims to build a bridge between students and faculty at Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia. It is co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute.

 


Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

START
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 01:00pm

END
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Cosponsored Event

This is the first meeting of a proposed annual conference of a research network that will meet every year at a different university, our other partner institutions being Chicago, Columbia and Cornell. Graduate Students from Harvard and beyond will convene to discuss a range of historical topics about border-making and border-crossing in various parts of early modern and modern Asia. The topics are of interest to students of South Asian, South-east Asian, Indian Ocean and East-Asian history. All are welcome to join us for the presentations and subsequent discussions, and no registration is required.

Along with the public conference, there are a series of paper workshops and closed-door roundtable discussions with faculty experts on various relevant topics on Friday, March 24. These sessions are restricted to faculty and graduate students. Interested graduate students should email aniket_de@g.harvard.edu for the reading list/ packet for the Friday workshops, with which some familiarity will be expected. Harvard faculty from all departments are most welcome to attend all sessions on both the days.

Sponsored by the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, History Department, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, South Asia Institute, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. 


2017 SAI Symposium, MAY 3-4: South Asia: Migrations and Transformations

START
Wed, May 3, 2017

END
Thu, May 4, 2017

VENUE
Thompson Room
Barker Center

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

Join us at the 2017 SAI Symposium, our annual flagship event, where we bring together scholars, practitioners and audiences to discuss, debate and dissect major South Asian themes from an interlocking variety of perspectives. This year, we are exploring migrations and transformations in society, from the points of view of visual arts, life sciences, and the study of displacement.

Learn more and register.