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SAI Event Type : Conferences and Symposiums


Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

WHEN
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 from 01:00pm — 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 […]

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

WHEN
Wed, May 3, 2017 - 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 […]

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Mumbai: Research + Projections Social Sciences and Spatial Thinking

WHEN
Sat, Mar 4, 2017

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA


VENUE
Harvard University

Special Event Featuring new and largely unpublished work, this one-day conference sets up a dialogue between designers and social scientists. By connecting fine-grained micro studies with broader imaginations for the metropolitan region, we intend to open up new scalar possibilities for Mumbai. Cosponsored with Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. Enter the conference website and register.

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Debrief Nepal: Reflections on a Rapid Scenario Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness

WHEN
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 from 05:30pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
Hotel Yak & Yeti, Nepal

ADDRESS
Hotel Yak & Yeti
Durbar Marg
Kathmandu, Nepal

Special Event Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS Although […]

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Livelihood Creation in India

WHEN
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 from 06:00pm — 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 ‘Livelihood Creation in India’. High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty, including Professor Tarun Khanna and two panel discussions. Three […]

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

WHEN
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 from 06:00pm — 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 […]

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The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean

WHEN
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 10:00am —
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 […]

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DeCoding Asian Urbanism

WHEN
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 - Sat, Oct 29, 2016

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Special Event The symposium on DeCoding Asian Urbanism explores the current discourse and creation of innovative architecture and urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city. The focus is to highlight efforts that strategically embrace the rapid growth and the cultural and physical complexity of the built environment in Asia. The […]

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Disasters and Development in South Asia

WHEN
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 from 09:00am — 06:00pm

VENUE
Kresge G1
Harvard School of Public Health

ADDRESS
Kresge G1
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA

Cosponsored Event Over a year after Nepal’s earthquake, this conference brings together practitioners, policy-makers, academics, students, and experts in disaster response to examine the importance of risk mitigation, and to discuss the role of development partners, aid accountability and the role of the media in disaster response. The overarching objectives of this symposium are to […]

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What is Islam? A Symposium in Memory of Shahab Ahmed

WHEN
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 from 01:00pm — 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 […]

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Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History

WHEN
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - 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 […]

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