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SAI Event Type : Talk

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. 

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:00pm

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:30pm

Mon, September 25, 2017 from 05:30pm - 06:45pm  /  Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

“Aadhaar, India’s Biometric, Unified Payment Interface and the India Stack: Technology at Scale for Development” with Nandan Nilekani

A talk by Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI); Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys

Discussant: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asian Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School

Nandan Nilekani is the former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which implemented the Aadhaar project, India’s biometric ID that uses a 12-digit unique identification number. The seminar will discuss the idea of making Aadhar card mandatory in India and its implications on the lives of 1.2 billion people.

Free and open to the public. This talk is part of the SAI Social Enterprise Series | SW47: Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Social and Economic Problems in the Developing World

Co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 05:30pm

Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 06:45pm

Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

Room 305, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Fri, August 4, 2017 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  Habib University, Karachi

Partition: “Implications of Mass Dislocation Across Geographies”

Join us for a roundtable discussion in Karachi, facilitated by one of the senior faculty driving the SAI Partition Project: Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard TH Chan School for Public Health and Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 06:00pm

Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 08:00pm

COST: Free

Thu, July 13, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  New Delhi

India’s education policy and market reforms – challenges and opportunities

Emmerich Davies, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will talk about India’s education policy at the American Center in New Delhi. The event is free to attend and open to the public – please register here.

Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 05:00pm

Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 07:00pm

COST: Free

New Delhi