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CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Events at this Venue

New Potions in Old Bottles: Explaining the Differential Control of Smallpox in 19th Century Canton and Calcutta

START
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Prerna SinghMahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Chair: Ashutosh VarshneySol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

Read a summary of the event here.

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

Why Regional Parties? Clientelism, Elites, and the Indian Party System

START
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Adam Ziegfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Today, regional parties in India win nearly as many votes as national parties. Ziegfeld questions the conventional wisdom that regional parties in India are electorally successful because they harness popular grievances and benefit from strong regional identities. Rather, in democracies where patronage, vote buying, and electoral handouts are common, regional parties are successful because they represent expedient options for office-seeking politicians.

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Reception to follow.

How Does MNREGA Affect Rural Labor Markets and Incomes? Evidence From a Large-scale Experiment

START
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Sandip Sukhtankar, Assistant Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

Sandip Sukhtankar is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College. His research interests are development economics, political economy, and public economics, with a particular focus on corruption, governance, and the delivery of public benefits and services. He is an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and a contributor to Ideas for India.

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Live Webinar: Tackling Gender Based Violence in South Asia – What Options Do We Have?

START
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 08:30am

END
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00am

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

This discussion will explore the grave problem of gender violence on the subcontinent, in its different manifestations, and probe a series of strategies for addressing the problem. Watch live on the SAI website and particpate in the discussion on social media.

Join us live via this link: http://111.68.100.8/tcs/?id=FA264DB2-A872-47DE-B635-A9237E1B7002

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.