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SAI Event Type : Panel


Mon, April 2, 2018 at 12:15pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Reporting on Asia: A Discussion with Four Nieman Fellows

Glenda M. Gloria, Managing Editor and Co-Founder of Rappler, Philippines social news network

Shalini Singh, Features Reporter, New Delhi, India; former reporter for The Week and the Hindustan Times; founding trustee at the People’s Archive of Rural India

Bonny Symons-Brown, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; former TV news anchor, Jakarta, Indonesia

Edward Wong, The New York Times; former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief and Iraq correspondent 

Chair: Professor Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse; CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

Asia Center Seminar Series; co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute

START
Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:15pm

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Mon, Apr 2, 2018

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Sat, December 23, 2017 from 02:00pm - 05:00pm

B4 Valedictory Event in Bangalore

On December 11th, the Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings (B4) program formally inaugurated the Workshop on Genomic Applications in Healthcare & Translational Research, co-hosted by Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB). The intensive two-week workshop includes daily lectures and hands-on sessions, culminating in a valedictory event featuring a key note by Dr. VijayRaghavan (Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India.) The valedictory event will take place on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

Valedictory Event Schedule

2:00 – 2:30pm  | Key note: The Study and Practice of Bio Sciences in India
By Dr. VijayRaghavan, Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India  “The study and practice of bio sciences in India”

2:30 – 4:00pm |  Panel Presentation: Impact of B4 program
Professor Venkatesh N. Murthy, Harvard University (moderator)
Parvathi M. Sreekumar, B4 Fellow
Gayatri Ramakrishnan, B4 Fellow
Ramya Purkanti, B4 Fellow
Aditya Murthy, Indian Institute of Science

4:00 – 4:10pm |  Closing Remarks 
By Professor N. Yathindra, Director, Institute
of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology

4:15 – 5:00pm | Reception

 

The event will take place at the IBAB Auditorium.

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology 

Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I

Bengaluru 560 100, India

Tel: 080-285 289 00, 080-285 289 01, 080-285 289 02

 

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Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 02:00pm

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Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 05:00pm

Mon, December 4, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

Contested Realities: India’s Environmental Movement and the Politics of Change

Contested Realities: India’s Environmental Movement and the Politics of Change

Sunita Narain

Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

December 4, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Emerson Hall, Room 105, 25 Quincy Street

ABSTRACT

The Indian environmental stories that are making international headlines are the ghastly air pollution and the nation’s inability to control filth, garbage and sewage that are overwhelming its cities, rivers and fields. The other narrative linking India to the rest of the world is that India is the major villain in climate change. I ask, can India can beat the pollution game by following the trajectory of the western world? Won’t capital and resource-intensive methods of environmental management simply add to the burden of inequality, and so to unsustainability? Also, is India the villain or the victim in international climate politics? Are there lessons in India for the global community in its fight against climate change? I will discuss how democracy and dissent must work together so that the environmentalism of the poor dictates the politics of change. Not just change in India, but change in the world.

PANEL

Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Jody Freeman

Archibald Cox Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, Harvard Law School

David S. Jones

A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Sunita Narain is a writer and environmentalist. In 2016 she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri (a top civilian state prize) by the Indian government. She also chaired the Tiger Task Force at the direction of the Prime Minister, to evolve an action plan for conservation in the country after the loss of tigers in Sariska. She has received the World Water Prize for work on rainwater harvesting and for its influence in building paradigms for community-based water management. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change and the National Ganga River Basin Authority. She has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in New Delhi since 1982. She is currently director general of the Centre, treasurer of the Society for Environmental Communications, and editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.

START
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

ADDRESS
Room 305, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Thu, November 30, 2017 at 04:15pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Asia Responds to Trump in Asia

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

ASIA RESPONDS TO TRUMP IN ASIA

Chair:  Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Moderator: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

Ronak Desai, Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, India and South Asia Program, Harvard Kennedy School

William  Kirby, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University; Director, Harvard China Fund

Sophie Lemière, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University; Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Tae Gyun Park, Kim Koo Visiting Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Professor of Modern Korean History, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

Podcast of Panel

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Reischauer Institute, U.S.-Japan Program, and Weatherhead Center for International Studies

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 04:15pm

END
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Thu, October 12, 2017 at 04:00pm to
Sun, October 15, 2017 at 12:15pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010  /  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

American Council for Southern Asian Art Symposium XVIII

ACSAA Symposium web banner

October 12 – October 15, 2017

Harvard South Asia Institute is proud to co-sponsor the biennial American Council for Southern Asian Art Symposium. ACSAA symposia serve as opportunities to meet colleagues, reconnect with mentors and graduate school cohorts, and share one’s current research with the field. From senior scholars to graduate students, ACSAA symposia are one of the primary ways ACSAA members gather and support one another, share ideas with a group of like-minded colleagues, and participate in the ACSAA community. We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Boston/Cambridge, MA!

ACSAA 2017 Organizers

Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture
Laura Weinstein, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

About the ACSAA

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study and awareness of the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayan regions. In addition to periodic symposia, usually held every two years, ACSAA pursues these goals through various projects, including its annual bulletin, bibliographies, a color slide project, a microfiche archive and outreach materials. Since its incorporation in 1967, ACSAA has grown from its original fifteen members to an organization of some three hundred individuals and institutions. ACSAA is formally affiliated with the College Art Association (CAA) and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS).

 

For more information about this conference, please visit our website: https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/acsaa2017/

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
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


VENUE
MFA, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room (Meeting Room 156)

ADDRESS
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Fri, September 15, 2017 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  Kings College London  /  Strand London WC2R 2LS UK

Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India

 

Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) and King’s India Institute invite you to a program on The 1947 Partition of British India.

Join us in London for a special event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of British India and launch SAI’s major research project in one of the most important global hubs for the South Asian diaspora and the city in which many of the decisions of 1947 were made.

We have much to learn from the Partition about the complexities of large-scale human migration and resettlements. Such lessons can inform current cross-border displacement and the corresponding growth of urban settlements and cities.

Reception: 6:00-6:30pm
Panel discussion: 6:30-8:00pm

Panelists:
Sona Datta, Writer and Broadcaster
Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Jennifer Leaning, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Ian Talbot, Department of History, University of Southampton
Discussant: Louise Tillin, Interim Director, King’s India Institute

RSVP to Hasit at hshah@fas.harvard.edu.

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Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 06:00pm

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Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 08:00pm

Sat, August 19, 2017 at 09:00am to
Sun, August 20, 2017 at 06:00pm  /  Dubai, UAE

Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education

The Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education 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.

The inaugural event of the Harvard SAI Liberal Arts Education Workshop will be held on August 19-20, 2017, at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai, with the aim of launching a consortium of stakeholders committed to a robust and vibrant future of liberal arts education. This workshop will allow Harvard SAI to initiate a multi-year engagement convening on an annual basis for collaboration, knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas.

Eligibility

This workshop is available for university faculty, administrators, and leadership only. Please include your title, affiliation, and university email when you register.

 

Register by Friday, July 7. Learn more here.

Thu, August 10, 2017 from 04:00pm - 07:30pm  /  Bikaner House, New Delhi

Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India

Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) and The Critical Collective invite you to a program on the 1947 Partition of British India. All are invited to our special Partition events in August – the discussions, exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
Bikaner House, Delhi, India
4:00-7:30pm
Pandara Rd, Pandara Flats, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India

Panel Discussion
“Trauma and History: Understanding Partition through Art”
Facilitated by Gayatri Sinha, Critical Collective
With Amar Kanwar and Sonia Khurana

Roundtable Discussion
“Implications of Mass Dislocation Across Geographies”
Facilitated by Professor Jennifer Leaning, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor Tarun Khanna, Faculty Director, Harvard SAI, Harvard Business School

Video Exhibition from August 8-16, 2017
“Trauma and History: Understanding Partition through Art”
Curated by The Critical Collective

Preview the Program

 

RSVP to Farhana at farhanasiddiqui09@gmail.com