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The 2015 Nepal Earthquake: Perspectives on Response, Reconstruction, Accountability

START
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 05:45pm

END
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 07:00pm

VENUE
Kresge G2
Harvard School of Public Health

ADDRESS
Kresge G2
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Cosponsored Events

Join us to remember the lives lost, and to continue the conversation on the public health impact of, and response to, disasters. is event brings together academics, practitioners and students to examine lessons on earthquake response, aid accountability, and health systems strengthening following the disaster that rocked Nepal on April 25, 2015

Bijay Acharya, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital & MPH ‘2016

Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Population

Emily Troutman, Founder, Aid.Works, DC

Moderator: Jennifer Leaning, HSPH; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Light Nepali snacks from 5.30pm
Organized by Harvard Chan Students for Nepal Society, South Asian Students Organization

Please RSVP through the link: http://tiny.cc/sfnspringseminar



The Power of Political Connections in Local Elections – Evidence from Pakistan

START
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 07:30pm

END
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

VENUE
Littauer Building, Room 324
The Fainsod Room
Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Littauer Building, Room 324
The Fainsod Room
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Student Event

Pakistan in Focus: A student speaker series on Pakistan-based policy research.

Asad Liaquat, PhD Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

Cosponsored with the Harvard Pakistan Student Group and the Pakistan Caucus at HKS


Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History

START
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

END
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

VENUE
Lower Level Conference Room
27 Kirkland Street

ADDRESS
Lower Level Conference Room
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Student Event

‘Global and International History: The Economic Dimension’

Financial, economic and political-economy issues have played a fundamental role in world development and continue to do so. They involve multiple agents besides the nation state; they prompt refined policy analysis; and they challenge historians to turn to the broadest range of sources and demand interdisciplinary analysis. Con-IH 16 seeks to discuss cutting-edge studies that take up the dimensions of economics in international,regional, and global historical study, for any era from Antiquity to the present, and proceeding outward from any world region.

Since its inception in 2001, the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) has developed into an annual event, organized by graduate students in International History at Harvard University. Click here to learn more.


Between State and Faith: Aspects of Personal Laws in Colonial India

START
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 11:30am

END
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 01:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Student Event

Tanika Sarkar, Professor of Modern History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Chair: Hardeep Dhillon, PhD candidate in History, Harvard University

Cosponsored with The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University


Civil Service Reforms in Pakistan

START
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 03:00pm

END
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Student Seminar

Ashan Iqbal, Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform

Asim KhwajaProfessor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Michael CallenAssistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Pakistani snacks will be served.

Cosponsored with the Harvard Pakistan Student Group and the Pakistan Caucus at HKS


Explore Careers in South Asia: Panel and Mixer

START
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 05:00pm

END
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:30pm

VENUE
Harvard Office of Career Services

ADDRESS
Harvard Office of Career Services
54 Dunster St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Have you ever thought about working in South Asia, but are unsure of what opportunities exist and what it would be like? Hear from panelists who have worked in a variety of sectors in South Asia including global health, technology, start-ups, and media/journalism. Enjoy food from the region while you learn more about the various types of opportunities available, and how you can get started. After the panel, we will have an informal mixer, where you can meet with the panelists and talk with them more about their experiences. Please register through Crimson Careers.

Panelists include:

  • Joanna Jolly, Shorenstein Fellow & BBC South Asia Editor
  • Karima Ladhani, ScD Candidate HSPH ’18, Founder & CEO of Barakat Bundle
  • Sidhant Jena, HBS ’11, Founder of Jana Care

 

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Cosponsored with the Harvard College US-India Initiative and the Harvard South Asian Association.


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. 


Jousting Over Jurisdiction: Sovereignty and International Law in Late Nineteeth-Century South Asia

START
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 04:00pm

END
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Graduate Student Associate Seminar

Priyasha Saksena, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School; SAI Graduate Student Associate

Chair: Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

This talk focuses on jurisdictional disputes between the Indian princely states and the British Government in late nineteenth-century South Asia to flesh out both the role played by international law in the definition and contestation of the relationship between the princely states and the British Government, as well as the influence of such disputes on the development of international law ideas. In particular, the talk will examine the influence of the historical school of jurisprudence on the development of the idea of sovereignty. Focusing on jurisdictional disputes will enable us to understand that the rhetoric of inclusion-exclusion, along with the idea of legal evolution, was core to late nineteenth century international law.


Summer Grant Opportunities Open House

START
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 04:00pm

END
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities, including research and internship grants, and ask any last minute questions about the application process.

Deadline to apply: February 17, 2016

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Reflections on Migration and Indentured Servitude: A Talk by Gaiutra Bahadur

START
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Student Event

Gaiutra Bahadur, Author

Chair: Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History, Harvard University

In this talk, Bahadur will offer her reflections on migration and indentured servitude. Gaiutra Bahadur is an award-winning American journalist who writes frequently about migration, literature and gender. Her reportingcriticism and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Dissent, History Today, Washington Post Book WorldThe Nation, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe (London) Observer and Ms., among other publications.

Her first book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture was shortlisted for the 2014 Orwell Book Prize and won the 2014 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize. The book provides a stunning analysis of indentured servitude while raising critical questions regarding the relationship between history and literature, space, indentured servitude, slavery, free labor, and migration, gender, etc.

Please note the change in location.


Empirical Research on Citizen Empowerment in India

START
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Graduate Student Associate Seminar

Sarika GuptaPhD candidate, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute

Discussant: Radhika Jain, PhD Candidate, Harvard University

This talk will present an overview of an ongoing field project in Delhi aimed at understanding barriers citizens face in successfully taking up government welfare programs. Specifically, it will discuss a randomized control trial that provides eligible women with various forms of assistance in applying for the Widow Pension Scheme. The talk will also briefly outline plans for a future field project related to voter information before upcoming state elections.