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SAI Student Seminar

START
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Sexual Assault and Gender Violence in South Asia: What Can We Learn from the Delhi Rape Incident?

Featuring a Student Panel Discussion withNur Nasreen Ibrahim (College); Abbas Jaffer (GSAS); Mariam Chughtai (HGSE); Litcy Kurisinkal (HKS); and Sabrin Chowdhury (HKS). 
Chair: Jackie Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, University Advisor on Human Rights, University Advisor on Human Rights Education; Director of Research FXB Center Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Co-sponsors: Harvard India Student Group; Harvard Pakistan Student Group; Harvard College South Asian Association; Harvard College Pakistan Student Association; Harvard Kennedy School South Asia Caucus; Harvard College South Asian Women’s Collective and the Harvard Kennedy School Pakistan Caucus, Harvard Women’s Law Association, Harvard College Women’s Center

For event coverage and video  click here.

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Reception to follow


International Seminar on the Environment – Development Relationship in Bangladesh

START
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 09:00am

END
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

This event explored how the development partners can more effectively assist countries like Bangladesh in their leap into the middle income status. Also how to enhance the role of international community in this endeavor was discussed in the seminar.

To read a report from the event, click here.

Organized by South Asian students and professionals at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard College

Co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute at Harvard University and the Harvard University Center for the Environment


Food Security in Pakistan: Challenges and Way Forward

START
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 03:00pm

END
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Najam Ahmed Shah, Additional Secretary in Government of Punjab, served as the Director/CEO of the Food Directorate prior to coming to USA on Eisenhower Fellowships* last month.

The Punjab Food Directorate is responsible for food security for 9 million people of Punjab and oversees the operations, finances, procurement, storage, and sale and export of millions of tons of wheat stocks. Mr. Shah will discuss the issue of food security in the Province of Punjab in Pakistan, and the issues he faced in connecting farmers to the marketplace. Mr. Shah will discuss issues around market failure and the arrangement of funds for procurement of wheat at support price, storage issues, post harvest losses, logistics, subsidies and flour prices. We will end the discussion with a Q&A session where we hope to discuss broader policy and execution-related issues faced in feeding Pakistan.

The discussion will be moderated by Robert Paarlberg, Adjunct  Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Big Ideas on South Asia

START
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Conversations with the South Asia Institute’s Graduate Student Associates

 

In this luncheon discussion,* advanced doctoral students from across Harvard’s graduate schools will share key insights from their research on South Asia. Each panelist will present for 10-minutes, followed by discussion with the audience.

12:00 noon – Panel 1: Religion, Education, Nationalism

Nationalism in Education: How political agendas influence national identity through Pakistani schools (Mariam Chughtai, HGSE)

Sensing the Unseen: How students at a Pakistani madrasah come to believe in Sufi saints (Bilal Malik, HGSE)

12:45 pm – Panel 2: Rights, Categories and the State

The Right to Property and Economic Development in India (Namita Wahi, HLS)

Why Food? Thinking about hunger, rights, and the state in India (Benjamin Siegel, History)

“Special Care for Special People”: Health care and categories after Bhopal (Bridget Hanna, Anthropology)

The Origin of the Forest, Private Property, and the State: The Political life of India’s Forest Rights Act (Anand Vaidya, Anthropology)

*Note: Lunch provided. For additional event information, contact: bridget.hanna@gmail.com, malik@post.harvard.edu



Big Ideas: Conversations with SAI’s Graduate Student Associates

START
Thu, May 3, 2012 at 01:00pm

END
Thu, May 3, 2012 at 03:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

RELIGION, MEANING AND BELIEF IN MEDIEVAL AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETIES
“Social Justice in Islamicate South Asia: Ismat Chughtai’s Cosmopolitan Struggle”
Sadaf Jaffer, Doctoral Candidate in the Indo-Muslim Culture program at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

“Producing Islam – Belief, Practice, & Politics at an Islamic Seminary (Madrasa) in Pakistan”
Bilal A. Malik , Ed.D. candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

“Muhibb Allah Ilahabadi: A Seventeenth Century Sufi, and Why Every South Asianist Should Care About Him”
Shankar Nair, PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion

“Rethinking the Role of Religion in Premodern South Asia”
Harpreet Singh, PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion

LAND, LAW, URBANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH ASIA
“Urbanization without cities: Land conflicts along inter-urban highways in India”
Sai Balakrishnan, PhD Candidate in Urban Planning, Graduate School of Design

“A Socio-Legal History of the Right to Property in India”
Namita Wahi, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School


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