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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Events at this Venue

Visiting Artists Seminar: Revelations: Reclaiming South Asian Narratives

WHEN
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 from 05:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

This exhibit explores possibilities that lie in making traditionally invisible stories and narratives visible, from tea garden workers in Bangladesh; personal accounts of trauma and healing after disasters in Nepal; Dalit resistance in India; and the fallibility of memory during the Partition in Pakistan.

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Arts at SAI: Dastangoi Performance by Ankit Chadha

WHEN
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Performance by Ankit Chadha Chair: Hajnalka Kovacs, Preceptor in Hindi and Urdu, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling, developed in 8th century CE around the adventures of an Arab hero, Amir Hamza. These stories became very popular in 19th century North India. With the demise of the last known exponent of […]

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Reporting on Asia: A Discussion with Four Nieman Fellows

WHEN
Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Glenda M. Gloria, Managing Editor and Co-Founder of Rappler, Philippines social news network Shalini Singh, Features Reporter, New Delhi, India; former reporter for The Week and the Hindustan Times; founding trustee at the People’s Archive of Rural India Bonny Symons-Brown, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; former TV news anchor, Jakarta, Indonesia Edward Wong, The New York Times; […]

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Art, Aesthetics, and Politics: A conversation with T.M. Krishna

WHEN
Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

What is the role of art in deeply unequal societies? Are aesthetics political? Can artists challenge dominant orders? Please join us for a conversation between eminent Carnatic vocalist and activist T.M. Krishna

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Shivshankar Menon: Leadership Lessons in Global Diplomacy

WHEN
Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 06:00pm

VENUE
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Concourse (1730 Cambridge Street)

Please Register to Attend (NOTE: Only Harvard ID holders will be admitted) The Mittal Institute presents a unique opportunity for Harvard students and affiliates to learn from a renowned figure in India’s international relations, Shivshankar Menon. In this closed-door session, Menon will discuss his decades-long career in the Indian Foreign Service, lessons and experiences in […]

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Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India

WHEN
Tue, Nov 5, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Economic corridors — ambitious infrastructural development projects throughout Asia and Africa — are dramatically redefining the shape of urbanization. As these corridors cut across croplands, the conversion of agricultural lands into new urban uses has erupted in volatile land conflicts. This talk will focus on urbanization along the first economic corridor built in India, the […]

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Data Privacy 3.0: Are We Ready for AI in South Asia?

WHEN
Tue, Oct 8, 2019 from 05:00pm — 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

How can India take advantage of data to achieve its developmental objectives while balancing the need for personal privacy? The recently implemented Account Aggregator framework tries to establish a digital consent architecture to allow post-collection transfers of data. This will unlock a number of financial models to serve those who are not currently part of the formal banking systems. But at the same time, this can have a serious impact on personal privacy. A similar model is being attempted in the health system, and that too has similar repercussions. The speakers on this panel will delve into the interplay between data transfer and personal privacy in both the financial and healthcare systems.

Speakers:

Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal, India
I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Moderator: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, the Mittal Institute

This event is co-sponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

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Raj Rewal: Timeless Rasa & the Spirit of Our Times for Epic Works

WHEN
Tue, Oct 1, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Raj Rewal is internationally recognized for the creation of buildings that respond with sensitivity to the complex demands of rapid urbanization, climate, and culture. Earlier in his career, his focus on low-cost housing led him to design a large number of dwelling units, fragmented into smaller aggregations enclosing a variety of spaces for different building types — an experience that led him to create a series of public projects in a humane manner, for works of epic proportions. Rewal will discuss his past work in public housing, the lessons learned from the cities of Rajasthan, Mediterranean villages, and high-density developments, and how the study of the existing traditional pattern of living can provide cues for place-making that can promote community activities.

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Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

WHEN
Mon, Sep 30, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will discuss what nationalist and populist leadership means for Brazil, India, and the global political system at large.

Speakers:

Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and iNternational and Public Affairs, Brown University

This event is co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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