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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.


Trump and Asia: Business as Usual?

START
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:00pm

END
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

Cosponsored Event

SAI Director Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School, moderates a panel discussion on the impact of the election of Donald Trump on America’s trade and business dealings with Asian countries.

Panellists:

Mark Wu – Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School; member of the Faculty Advisory Committees of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Mireya Solis – Senior Fellow and Knight Chair in Japan Studies, The Brookings Institution

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

Chaired by:

Andrew Gordon – Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History

This event is part of a new series at Harvard on the Asia-Pacific region during Trump’s presidency.

 


Megacities Asia

START
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 05:30pm

END
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 08:30pm

VENUE
Auditorium, Arthur M. Sackler Building

ADDRESS
Auditorium, Arthur M. Sackler Building
485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 0213

Special Event

In collaboration with the upcoming “Megacities Asia” exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from April 3 to July 17, 2016, this event will bring together artists and academics to examine contemporary Asian megacities including Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Discussions will focus on the built environment in these cities, how we think about concepts of modern versus vernacular, formal versus informal, and the impact  of rapid urbanization on inhabitants of cities from Mumbai to Shanghai.

Sponsored by the Harvard South Asia Institute and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cosponsored by Harvard’s Asia Center, Department of Art and Architecture, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

 

5:30 – 6 pm      Megacities Asia

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

Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Laura Weinstein, Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

With towering masses of stainless steel vessels, vast quantities of colorful plastic wares, crowded arrangements of discarded architectural elements, and other such accumulations, artists in Megacities Asia including Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, and Mumbai are creating work that reflects the unprecedented wave of urbanization that has swept the region over the last fifty years.

6 – 7 pm           Modern – Vernacular, City – Nature: Imaginations of the New India

Anu Ramaswami, Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Sciences, University of Minnesota

Chitra Venkataramani, South Asian Studies Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute

Asim Waqif, Artist and Architect

Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Responding to the examples in the Megacities Asia exhibit, this conversation will focus on the politics and pluralities of architecture and urban planning in Delhi and Mumbai

 

7 – 7:15 pm     Break

7:15 – 8:30 pm Inhabiting Asian Cities

Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, International Coordinator of the global research-policy-action network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Hu Xiangcheng, Artist

Chair: Laura WeinsteinAnanda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This panel will explore the dynamism of urban life in Asia, both its material and immaterial aspects, in comparative perspective. Panelists will discuss urban planning in relation to the lives and livelihoods of city dwellers in South Asia, China, and Japan

 


The Ephemeral City: Looking at Temporary Landscape of Religion in South Asia and Latin America

START
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

What is the role of the Ephemeral City in the broader discussion about urbanism globally? Professor Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of  the Department of Urban Planing and Design (GSD), will moderate a conversation across disciplines about ephemerality in the landscapes of South Asian and Latin American cities.  The panel will feature Harvard scholars Felipe Hernandez (GSD), Marianne Potvin (FAS),  and Luis Valenzuela (GSD).

This panel is part of the exhibition The Ephemeral City: Looking at Temporary Landscape of Religion in South Asia and Latin America.

This event was originally scheduled for February 2015.

Cosponsored with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies


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.


The Future of Capitalism in India

START
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Prasannan Parthasarathi, Professor of History, Boston College

Amit Basole, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Discussant: Sanjay G ReddyAssociate Professor of Economics and Co-Academic Director of the India-China Institute, The New School for Social Research

Chair: Parimal G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies

What are the historical roots of the economic and ecological crises associated with neoliberal capitalism in contemporary India?  How might we imagine alternative visions of development, which might work to ameliorate problems of jobless growth, agricultural decline, and ecological destruction?  This panel discussion will address these questions through explorations of economic and ecological transformations in nineteenth-century India (Prasannan Parthasarathi) and contemporary approaches to sustainable development drawing on immanent knowledge and collectivities (Amit Basole).  The presentations will offer reflections on the possible futures of capitalism, development, and ecology in India.

Co-sponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies and the Harvard US-India Initiative (HUII)