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Growing the World’s Largest NGO: BRAC, Bangladesh, and Beyond

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020 from 12:30pm — 02:00pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Founded in 1972, BRAC has become one of the largest and most successful NGOs in the world. Dr. Muhammad Musa, Executive Director of BRAC International, will discuss the efforts that go into making BRAC a success, and explore the organization’s vision to continue expanding in Bangladesh and around the world. Lunch will be provided. Speaker […]

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Citizenship in Crisis: The Anti-CAA Protests and the Future of India

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Thu, Feb 20, 2020 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

The panelists will discuss India’s recent legislation on citizenship and what it means for the nation’s future. This event is hosted by the Harvard University Asia Center and co-sponsored by the Mittal Institute. Speakers: Suraj Yengde, Dalit scholar, activist, and postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Esha Meher, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India Hemanth Bharatha Chakravarthy, […]

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Citizenship: History, Policy, and Protests

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

In South Asia, the current debate around issues of citizenship has ignited divisions and unrest; however, the roots of these issues stretch back much further. This interdisciplinary panel will explore the post-Partition history of citizenship in the region, legal and constitutional developments, and the issues at play on both sides of recent legislation and counter-movements. […]

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Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

“Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”, an event jointly organized by The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Harvard Global Health Institute and presented in New Delhi, examined the connections between human, animal and environmental health, and the response to disease outbreaks in India.

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Trauma and Memory: Healing Through Art

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Sat, Nov 3, 2018 from 04:00pm — 06:00pm

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Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre

ADDRESS
Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre
GARHI, East of Kailash
New Delhi - 110065

The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University hosted a special talk as part of its Artist Talk: India Seminar Series. The talk titled “Trauma and Memory: Healing through Art” by Kabi Raj Lama – a Nepal based artist and Visiting Artist Fellow at Harvard University retraced the artist’s personal life story involving […]

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Can Science Make Sense of Life? The Politics of CRISPR Regulation

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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C-Camp, LH-1, Bengaluru

Since the discovery of the structure of DNA and the birth of the genetic age, a powerful vocabulary has emerged to express science’s growing command over the matter of life. Armed with knowledge of the code that governs all living things, biology and biotechnology are poised to edit, even rewrite, the texts of life to […]

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India Science Festival 2020

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Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 10:30am —
Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 06:45pm

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IISER, Pune

The beginning of 2020 will mark a massive celebration of science and technology with the India Science Fest, which aims to bridge the gap between science and society. This extravaganza is a non-profit initiative to help youth engage with the latest in science from across the world, fueling curiosity and demystifying the scientific career path. Aspiring Minds, an Indian-born global assessments leader, is a lead organizer of the Festival in association with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University, the primary academic partner for the event.

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Breaking the Mould: Girl Power and Beyond in Contemporary India

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020 from 03:00pm — 06:00pm

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KC College Auditorium, Churchgate, Mumbai, India

Jacqueline Bhabha (Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) will be in conversation with Neha J Hiranandani to discuss her book Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules. The discussion will focus on the challenges young women still face when it comes to access to education and health while negotiating with the societal expectations. […]

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Fractal Urbanization: Spatial Segregation in Liberalizing India

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Tue, Jan 7, 2020 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

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

Speaker: Naveen Bharathi, Mittal Institute Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020 Moderator: Satish Deshpande, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics This presentation will show how residential caste-segregation is independent of city size, using the first-ever large-scale evidence of neighborhood-resolution data from 147 of the largest cities in contemporary India. Bharathi will discuss one of the central […]

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The Past, Present and Potential Future of Coal in India

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

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Annexe Building, Lecture Room 1, India International Center, New Delhi

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 will give a brief historical sketch of the […]

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Primary Health Care Reforms in India: Field Lessons from Early Implementation

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Thu, Dec 5, 2019 from 05:30pm — 07:00pm

Location: Kresge G3, HSPH, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA Rajani R. Ved is the Executive Director of National Health Systems Resource Centre in India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and a Visiting Scientist at HSPH. For over ten years, she led the establishment and institutionalization of India’s ASHA community health worker program. Currently, she […]

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Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata Book Talk

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Mon, Dec 2, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Speaker: Karthika Naïr, Author and Poet Moderator: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried […]

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