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Crossroads Summer Program

The Crossroads Summer Program is a fully-funded introduction to Harvard and American university culture for students from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances. Leading Harvard faculty will teach an intensive, multidisciplinary four-day curriculum in Dubai, for up to 60 accomplished, motivated youth.

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The Importance of Religious and Cultural Literacy in a Cosmopolitan World

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

Special Event Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; former Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University Our world is marked by difference. The inability to engage with and understand these differences has led to polarizations, tensions and conflict in many societies. In recent decades, these conflicts […]

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

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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 from 01:15pm — 02:30pm

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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, […]

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Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi: Pakistan’s Role in Regional Stability

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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

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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 […]

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What is Islam? A Symposium in Memory of Shahab Ahmed

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 from 01:00pm — 06:30pm

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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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Radical Practice: Asserting Power and Agency

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Tue, Mar 8, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

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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 […]

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Mental Health in Disaster Response – Local and International Perspectives

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Wed, Dec 16, 2015 from 05:30pm — 08:00pm

The Aman Foundation and the Harvard University South Asia Institute have co-sponsored this conference on mental health in the wake of natural and manmade disasters in Pakistan. Coping in the Wake of Disasters: Long term Effects of Traumatic “Life-Changing” Situations Sharmeen Khan, Clinical Psychologist Sharmeen Khan is a Karachi-based mental health professional and a human rights […]

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South Asia Week 2015: Ambassador Husain Haqqani – Pakistan and US: Dealing with Divergent Interests?

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Thu, Apr 30, 2015 from 08:30am — 10:00am

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Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

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

Ambassador Husain Haqqani examines the tenuous relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan in a seminar co-sponsored by the India and South Asia Program. A Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011 and is widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during […]

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South Asia Week 2015: Ambassador Jalil Jilani on US-Pakistan relations

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015 from 02:30pm — 04:00pm

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Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

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

In this first public event of the Future of Diplomacy Project’s annual South Asia Week Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses his country’s relationship with the United States and regional powers in a talk moderated by South Asia Institute Director, Professor Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School. Ambassador Jilani assumed his responsibilities as Ambassador of Pakistan on January 2, […]

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Innovative Solutions to India’s Healthcare Problems

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Tue, Feb 24, 2015

SAI San Francisco Series Event Speakers Piya Sorcar, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, TeachAIDS, representatives from USAID, and Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard University South Asia Institute, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School, will discuss the current ecosystem surrounding India’s healthcare system, and avenues that should be further explored for identifying worthwhile investments in healthcare. While […]

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Pakistan: From Crisis to Crisis

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Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 04:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

10th Annual Asia Center Tsai Lecture Asma Jahangir, Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Partner, AGHS Law Associates; former President, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan; former Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chair: Arthur Kleinman, Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor […]

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