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SAI Event Type : Seminars


Thu, July 19, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  India International Center: Annexe Building: Lecture Room- I  /  New Delhi

The Past, Present and Potential Future of Coal in India

 
India’s coal industry is highly contested today. Between the immediacy of coal shortages, the transition to renewable energy, and air pollution problems, the long history of the coal industry and India’s deep economic and social dependence on the fuel gets lost in conversation. In this talk, Rohit Chandra, a PhD graduate at the Harvard Kennedy School, gives a brief historical sketch of the Indian coal industry, and discusses some of the reasons why Coal India as both a company and a developmental actor has persisted, and is likely to persist in the near future. In particular, he will discuss the political and financial adaptations of the Indian coal industry since its nationalization in the early 1970s and some of the characteristics which differentiate it from other PSUs. 
 

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:30pm

Wed, June 27, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  India International Centre  /  Kamala Devi Complex  /  Seminar Hall 3

Roads, Region Formation, and the Question of Tribes in Northeast India

Ziipao posits that road building has always been an act of power, which has at different times been leveraged to smooth relationships, securing borders, (dis)connecting people, enabling trade, creating spaces of contestation, or diluting boundaries between varied ethnic groups. Read Raile’s recent blog on the People’s Road. 

 

Raile Rocky Ziipao, Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Fellow, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University

 

Seminar Hall 3, Kamala Devi Complex
India International Centre
Lodhi Estate, New Delhi – 110001

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Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 07:30pm

VENUE
India International Centre

ADDRESS
#40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Delhi, India


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Kamala Devi Complex


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Seminar Hall 3

Tue, May 29, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm

It’s Complicated: Unpacking the Material Consequences of Political Reservation in Bihar

M.R. Sharan, Ph.D. Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School 

Manindra Nath Thakur Associate Professor, Centre for Political Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University

This seminar focuses on how political reservation in favour of Scheduled Castes (SC) in Bihar affects inequality in private wealth and access to public goods. It presents research and findings of public good access across all of Bihar’s 45,000 villages and analyses data on private wealth for more than two crore rural households across the state. While reservation for SCs does not affect overall provision of resources, it shifts benefits towards SCs: in particular, more public goods are available to the main SC village and there is a rise in private wealth for those closest to the local leaders. The results are primarily driven by re-election incentives and ‘own-jati’ preferences of elected leaders. 

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 PM
6 PM to 7:30 PM 

Seminar Hall 3,
Kamala Devi Complex,
India International Centre,
Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

Contact: Dr. Sanjay Kumar at sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

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Tue, May 29, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Tue, May 29, 2018 at 07:30pm

Wed, May 9, 2018 from 12:15pm - 01:45pm

The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

Speaker(s)

David Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University; Center Associate, Davis Center

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University

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Wed, May 9, 2018 at 12:15pm

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Wed, May 9, 2018 at 01:45pm

Fri, April 27, 2018 from 12:15pm - 02:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Portable Visions: Indic Manuscripts and Esoteric Buddhism on the Move, Alchi to Borobudur

Asia Center Seminar Series

 

Professor Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

 

Chair: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University 

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Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Mon, April 23, 2018 from 12:00pm - 01:00pm  /  Room T401  /  Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Building Resilience through Mobile Money

Can mobile money help the rural poor become more resilient to climate change shocks? Imtiaz ul Haq presents new evidence using satellite data from the world’s most successful mobile money market, Kenya, and discusses how the findings translate to South Asia.

Imtiaz ul Haq, Aman Visiting Fellow; Assistant Professor Of Economics At The Lahore University Of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Chair: Shawn Cole, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:00pm

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 01:00pm

Thu, April 19, 2018 at 12:15pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Seventy Years on: Pakistan’s Perils to Democracy

Ajmal Qureshi, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; former Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda and China

ChairProfessor Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute

START
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Fri, April 13, 2018 from 03:00pm - 04:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

From Interlocutor to Painter: Rabindranath Tagore and Modern Indian Art

Dr. R. Siva Kumar
Professor of History of Art, Visva Bharati University

Chair:
Jinah Kim
Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture

Dr. R. Siva Kumar will give an illustrated talk on Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to the evolution of modern Indian art and his emergence as a painter. While Rabindranath began to paint in 1928 when he was 67 years of age, his interest in art goes back to the last decades of the 19th century and he established the art school at Santiniketan in 1919. Through his encounters with world art, Rabindranath who had initially believed that it was beyond him to become an artist, discovered himself as an artist.

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

START
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:00pm

END
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, April 11, 2018 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Why Was Partition Not Reversed? How Pakistan Created A Viable Economy

SAI SEMINAR SERIES
Gustav Papanek, President of the Boston Institute for Developing Economies; Professor of Economics Emeritus, Boston University
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI

Partition left Pakistan almost bereft of manufacturing – importing most consumer goods, including matches, soap, cloth and yarn, and virtually all machinery. Gustav Papanek will discuss how Pakistan, in 15 short years, developed the industrial entrepreneurs who turned the country from one without industry into a significant exporter of manufactured goods.

 

START
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138