Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 05:15pm
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 06:30pm
Arts Lecture and Opening Reception for ‘Coded Elegance’
Photographer Pablo Bartholomew, whose career spans over 40 years, introspects on his personal collection of historical photographs as well as works by other photographers from the pre and post-Independence era, rounding off by elaborating on contemporary practices. This visual walkthrough consists of photographic work that has marked and influenced him.
Chair: Dalia Linssen, Assistant Professor, RISD
Reception to follow.
Pablo’s photo exhibit, ‘Coded Elegance’ will be on display in the CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, from Nov. 5 to Jan. 31, 2015.
With generous support from the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund, the Arts Initiative at SAI brings experienced and emerging artists to Harvard whose work focus is on social issues related to South Asia.
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 04:30pm
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 06:00pm
The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute’s Visiting Artist Fellowship (VAF) is an eight-week research fellowship at Harvard that connects artists from South Asia to Harvard’s intellectual resources. The Fellowship provides a platform for conducting independent research that explores critical issues in South Asia through the lens of art and design. The program welcomes applications from mid-career artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia.
In this lecture, these fellows will discuss the work they have created over the past year, and comment on their experience during their time in Cambridge.
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 01:00pm
Mon, May 7, 2018 at 06:00pm
As part of the Nepal Studies Program, Leonard van der Kuijp, Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, will lead a conference titled “Buddhism in Nepal, Past and Present.” Based on medieval documents and modern practice, this conference will explore the spread and development of Buddhism in the India-Nepal-Tibet corridor.
1-1:30 PM THE NEWAR LUMBINI VIHARA PROJECT
Naresh Man Bajracharya, Professor of Buddhist Studies and Vice Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal
1:30-2 PM A BUDDHIST CONTEMPLATIVE FROM MUKTINĀTH: TENZIN REPA (1646-1723)
Kurtis R. Schaeffer, The Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religion, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
2-2:30 PM THE ROLE OF SOCIAL AND CIVIC GROUPS IN THE REVITALIZATION OF BUDDHISM IN KATHMANDU
Nirmal Man Tuladhar, Professor of Linguistics and Chair of Social Science Baha, Nepal
2:30-2:45 Q & A
2:45-3:15 PM Coffee/Chai Break
3:15-3:45 PM MAPPING ASAN: DOCUMENTING RELIGIOUS SITES AND URBAN TRADITIONS
Todd T. Lewis, Murray Distinguished Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Asian Religions, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, USA
3:45-4:25 PM A NEWAR LHASA TRADING FAMILY: FROM ARCHIVE TO HISTORY
Siddhartha Tuladhar, Senior Research Officer of New ERA, Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
4:25-4:55 PM A TIBETAN SANSKRIT SCHOLAR IN THE KATHMANDU VALLEY: THE CASE OF KHRO PHU LOTSAWA (1173-1236)
Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
4:55-5:15 PM Q & A
5:15-6 PM Reception
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 04:00pm
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:30pm
SAI SEMINAR SERIES
Gustav Papanek, President of the Boston Institute for Developing Economies; Professor of Economics Emeritus, Boston University
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI
Partition left Pakistan almost bereft of manufacturing – importing most consumer goods, including matches, soap, cloth and yarn, and virtually all machinery. Gustav Papanek will discuss how Pakistan, in 15 short years, developed the industrial entrepreneurs who turned the country from one without industry into a significant exporter of manufactured goods.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 03:00pm
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 04:30pm
Dean Shulman of Hebrew University will be discussing Kudiyattam, the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Kudiyattam is recognized by Unesco as a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.”
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 05:00pm
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:00pm
Rahul Mehrotra (Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard University), Tarun Khanna (Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School), and Karim R. Lakhani (Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School) discuss the complexities of large-scale human migration and resettlements.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:00pm
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 02:00pm
In this talk, Ahmed will speak about the communal violence experienced during the transfer of power to Indian and Pakistani governments, specifically examining the situation which prevailed in the Punjab. Ahmed will present an analysis based on empirical evidence and a Theory of Ethnic Cleansing to shed light on how and why the Punjab was bloodied (March 1947), partitioned (End of March to 17 August 1947) and cleansed.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 05:00pm
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 06:30pm
Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government
Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal
David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales
Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS
Although scientists can say with near certainty that a major earthquake will strike the Kathmandu Valley in the future, they cannot predict with certainty when that major earthquake will strike. Such uncertainty generates another kind of uncertainty, about what to do now, in the near term, and in the long term. It can even facilitate delays in needed decision-making. Nepali stakeholders, drawn from government, civil society, and the private sector, joined several outside participants in a just-completed one-day exercise using rapid scenario planning methods to unlock implementable ideas for securing an earthquake-resilient Kathmandu Valley. They will report on the outcome of the working exercise during this panel discussion.
Reception to Follow
This initiative is part of the Harvard South Asia Institute’s Nepal Studies Program, launched with generous support from Jeffrey M. Smith.
In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and the Harvard Asia Center
Join the conversation: #DebriefNepal.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 04:00pm
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:30pm
Paribartana Mohanty, Visiting Artist, South Asia Institute Arts Program
Chair: Namita Dharia, Lecturer in Anthropology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The lecture-performance is part of Mohanty’s larger project ‘Act the Victim’ that engages with the images of crisis circulating on social media. It is based on a video excerpt of TV interview of Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat, that went viral on social media just before the 2014 General Elections in India. ‘Great Eternal Return’ will deal with the plethora of anonymous and mysterious images circulating on social media landscape, and traveling across geographical boundaries, contesting meanings and proposing misreadings. It will on one level study the shifting values of these obsessively parasitic images: their displacement, associations, propagandas, and investigate the processes of their creation and resurrection elsewhere. On the other hand, it will attempt to comprehend our encounters with these temporal images that continuously replace each other in an itinerant loop and become part of our collective memory, occupy our everyday conversations, public sphere, and our dreams.