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SAI Event Type : Conferences and Symposiums


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.


Conference on the Music of South, Central and West Asia

START
Fri, Mar 4, 2016

END
Sun, Mar 6, 2016

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

This conference is a response to rapidly expanding interests in the musical traditions of South Asia within the Society for Ethnomusicology and a recognition that South Asia has always been part of a larger historical network involving Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.  As the richness of scholarship on the music of these regions deepens, it becomes increasingly useful to keep abreast of new scholarship in the larger geographical area.  This conference invites scholars working on the performing arts of all of these regions to come together for a weekend of dialogue and groundwork for future collaborations. We envision this conference to be a catalyst for future meetings and perhaps the foundation for a new independent scholarly organization. Rather than reinforcing our ties to particular geographic areas, we hope to broaden our knowledge and interests, attract scholars who may otherwise feel excluded, and encourage a dialogue that builds on shared histories across South, Central and West Asia. 

Cosponsored with the Department of Music, the Department of South Asian Studies, the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Islam in Asia Series, the Asia Center, and the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities. 

Please register here.

Click here for the full schedule.

 


India Conference at Harvard

START
Sat, Feb 6, 2016

END
Sun, Feb 7, 2016

VENUE
Harvard Kennedy School TBD

ADDRESS
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA

India in Transition – Opportunities and Challenges

 

The India Conference at Harvard is one of the largest India conferences in the US. It is hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School by the graduate students of Harvard University.

In 2016 we will be celebrating our 13th anniversary. The conference will bring together business leaders, entertainment professionals, government officials, philanthropists, and many other leaders to engage in a conversation about India’s path to Global leadership. Our 2015 conference had over 600 attendees and was a resounding success.

Visit the conference website and register. 


21st Century Identification Systems: Data, Politics, Protection

START
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 03:00pm

END
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

As part of its project mission, the Harvard FXB Center for Health & Human Rights in collaboration with other Harvard schools will convene a high profile international conference of experts drawn from academia, government, business and civil society to examine the scientific, technical, social and political aspects of national ID systems. This two and half-day conference will provide a forum for intellectual exploration and discussion, complementary to but separate from convenings on the topic by government or industry representatives.

The conference is envisaged as a forum for opinion leaders and policy innovators to address some of the most pressing conceptual, technical and ethical issues that arise.  We anticipate several high level intellectual products coming out of the conference, products that may lead to other institutionally driven fora and eventually to the possible establishment of an international expert commission to review development of national identification systems globally.

Keynote speaker: Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) 

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | The Charles Hotel

Friday, November 20, 2015 | Tsai Auditorium

Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Harvard Kennedy School

Click here for more information and registration.


Consequences and Responses: Lessons from and for Nepal

START
Thu, May 14, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, May 14, 2015 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Special Event

4:00-5:30pm: Panel I, Public Health, Water and Sanitation and Rebuilding of Places and Heritage Sites

Co Moderator: Xeno Acharya, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health; Students For Nepal

Jarrod GoentzelDirector, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab; Lecturer, MIT

Michael HooperAssociate Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Daniele LantagneUsen Family Career Development Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University

Atul Pokharel, Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies, Brown University

6:00-7:30pm: Panel II, Equity in Humanitarian Efforts

Co Moderator: Anuraj Jha, Harvard Kennedy School; Students For Nepal

Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Ankit Rauniyar, Master’s Candidate, Real Estate Development, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Pukar Malla, Executive Director, Daayitwa and Former Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair and Moderator: Jennifer LeaningFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; HSPH, Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

7:30pm: Candlelight Vigil, Steps of Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

 

Cosponsored with Students for Nepal


Responsible Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in an Era of Global Change

START
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

END
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

VENUE
Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

ADDRESS
Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
10 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138 ‎

CYRUS Institute of Knowledge Annual Conference

Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit a proposal for an interactive paper presentation session that reflect different perspectives across disciplines.

We welcome participation from public and private sectors to attend the conference. Participants will find presentations enlightening and enriching their personal and professional life. Additionally, there will be significant opportunities for networking.

Cosponsored with Bentley University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Suffolk University

More information here: http://www.cyrusik.org/conference2015/


Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book Launch and Exhibition

START
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral MEGACITY book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

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

Remarks: Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

Panel Discussion: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines

Diana EckProfessor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

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

Jennifer LeaningFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

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

Reception and book sale to follow.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Meghan Smith, meghansmith@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Background on the Kumbh Mela project.


India Conference at Harvard

START
Sat, Mar 7, 2015

END
Sun, Mar 8, 2015

VENUE
Harvard Kennedy School TBD

ADDRESS
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA

The India Conference at Harvard is one of the largest India conferences in the US. It is hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School by the graduate students of Harvard University.

The conference will bring together business leaders, entertainment professionals, government officials, philanthropists, and many other leaders to engage in a conversation about India’s path to Global leadership.

Cosponsored by SAI.

Q+A: India’s path to global leadership

Conference website.


South Asia: Local Solutions with Global Impact

START
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

END
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Annual Symposium

Workshops to highlight interfaculty research projects supported by SAI, and launch of the exhibit and book Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

10:00 – 12:00 pm: Mobile Technology to Access Healthcare Services – Case Studies from the Global South

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Role of South Asian Arts in Education

4:00 – 4:30 pm:  Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book and Exhibit Launch

4:30 – 5:30 pm: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines

Friday, April 17, 2015

10:30 – 12:30 pm: Water and Poverty in Urban Slums

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Mental Health and Disasters

Registration required: Symposium website and registration.


Addressing Gender Norms Through Education: Developing and Implementing Adolescent Curriculum

START
Fri, Jan 9, 2015

END
Fri, Jan 9, 2015

VENUE
New Delhi

A one day seminar to explore new developments in curriculum development and implementation by state, civil, and the academic community.

Participation by invitation only. Hosted by Harvard South Asia Institute Gender Violence Project, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and Population Foundation of India.

More about the Harvard Gender Violence Project. 


Harvard-US India Initiative Annual Conference

START
Fri, Jan 9, 2015

END
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

VENUE
New Delhi

The Harvard India Initiative 2015, co-sponsored by SAI, hopes to foster targetted dialogue and academic critique on India’s future. This conference is bringing together 450 of the brightest young minds from across the world and India in the hopes of creating a tradition of research-focused policy-making in one of the most vibrant democracies and economies of the world.

More information and how to register.

Q+A with Namrata Narain, Harvard College ’15: Creating a better India


Unique Biometric ID: Creating a Large Scale Digital Ecosystem Using the Aadhaar Experience

START
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 06:00pm

END
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

SAI Mahindra Lecture

Nandan NilekaniFormer Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India; Co-founder of Infosys; Author of ‘Imagining India’

Reception to follow.

Read: Creating unique digital identities