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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University


1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA





Events at this Venue


Fri, April 20, 2018 from 12:15pm - 02:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar: Forced Migration in South Asia: Past and Present

Satchit Balsari, FXB Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Emergency Medicine, HMS/BIDM
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI

Moderator: Yee Htun, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School 

SAI Director Tarun Khanna and FXB Fellow Satchit Balsari will run a discussion that focuses on the effects of forced migration, the 1947 Partition of British India, and how moving large groups of people across borders affected countries such as present-day India and Pakistan. This seminar also ties in research from SAI’s ongoing research related to the Partition.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.

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Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:15pm

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Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 02:00pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Fri, April 13, 2018 from 03:00pm - 04:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

From Interlocutor to Painter: Rabindranath Tagore and Modern Indian Art

Dr. R. Siva Kumar
Professor of History of Art, Visva Bharati University

Chair:
Jinah Kim
Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture

Dr. R. Siva Kumar will give an illustrated talk on Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to the evolution of modern Indian art and his emergence as a painter. While Rabindranath began to paint in 1928 when he was 67 years of age, his interest in art goes back to the last decades of the 19th century and he established the art school at Santiniketan in 1919. Through his encounters with world art, Rabindranath who had initially believed that it was beyond him to become an artist, discovered himself as an artist.

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:00pm

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Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Fri, March 2, 2018 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Client Preferences in Broker Selection: Competition, Choice, and Informal Leadership in India’s Urban Slums

JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES
Client Preferences in Broker Selection: Competition, Choice, and Informal Leadership in India’s Urban Slums
Adam Auerbach, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Chair: Emmerich Davies, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Auerbach’s research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, local governance and representation, and comparative political institutions, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular. His first book project examines informal community governance and development in India’s urban slums. The project draws on twenty months of ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and an original survey he designed and administered in two north Indian cities. His research has been supported by the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and the National Science Foundation. He received the 2013 Best Fieldwork Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of APSA, the 2014 Best Dissertation Award from the Urban Politics Section of APSA, and the 2015 Gabriel A. Almond Award for best dissertation in comparative politics. His work appears or is forthcoming in Contemporary South Asia, World Development, and World Politics.

A reception will follow the event from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

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Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, February 7, 2018 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Cities of Delhi: Differentiated Citizenship in the Capital City

PATRICK HELLER
Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University

CHAIR: SAI BALAKRISHNAN
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School Of Design

 

Drawing on fieldwork in a range of communities in Delhi, Patrick Heller documents inequity, and exclusion within basic service distribution across the city.  These exclusionary practices have both a formal character built into policies that differentiate citizenship rights across settlement types and an informal character driven by political arrangements.  

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Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:00pm

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Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Thu, September 28, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Winter Session 2018: Finding and Funding International Opportunities for Undergraduates

Join Harvard area studies centers and the Office of Career Services at an information session about Wintersession opportunities during the January break for Harvard undergraduates.

Questions? Please email: ocs_summerfunding@fas.harvard.edu

https://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/event/wintersession-2018-info

START
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, April 5, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Coins as Historical Puzzles: Examples from Ancient India

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Pankaj Tandon, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University

Chair: Sunil AmrithMehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University

Coins are small metallic documents of the past. In the images and legends impressed upon them, they contain clues that can give us insights into the times in which they were created and used. In this talk, examples from ancient India will be used to show how the unpuzzling of these clues can help us bring back forgotten dynasties, recreate historical events and shine a light on political and economic conditions.

START
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:00pm

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Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Mon, March 27, 2017 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Conversation on the Intersection of Culture, Journalism and Religion

Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar

Madeeha Syed, Pakistani Journalist

Marco Werman, The World

Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University

Join Pakistani journalist Madeeha Syed, Marco Werman from Public Radio International’s The World, and Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, for a conversation about the intersection of culture, journalism and religion in today’s global environment.

The conversation is cosponsored by the Center Stage program of New England Foundation For The Arts and SAI

Reception to follow.

START
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:00pm

END
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, March 22, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Witness to Two Partitions: 1947 and 1971

Partition Seminar

Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and International Coordinator of the global research-policy-action network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Chen will be speaking from a personal perspective, as a long-term resident of India and Pakistan who witnessed two partitions: 1947 and 1971. For the 1947 Partition of India, Chen plans to feature excerpts from her grandmother’s letters written that year from Rawalpindi to family in the USA, and also her own few memories of that time as a 3-year-old. For the 1971 Partition of Pakistan, Chen will recall a series of events she witnessed:  the cyclone and tidal wave of November 1970, the elections of December 1970, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic speech in March 1971, the military crackdown that led to civil war later that month, and Sheikh Mujib’s release from Pakistani custody and return to Dhaka in January 1972.

Light refreshments will be served.

Seminar resources.

This series, part of the SAI research project ‘Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India – Implications of Mass Dislocations Across Geographies’ will explore issues that have often been ignored in the context of the Partition as well as discuss their relevance and impact today, both in South Asia and in other parts of the world. Through two-hour seminars spread over eight sessions, faculty, students, and community members will be brought together to explore the various facets of this complex historic event.

See a full list of Partition seminars.

Add to your calendar.

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:00pm

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, March 8, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

The Radcliffe Boundary Commission: Cartography and Conflict in the Partition of India and Pakistan

Partition Seminar

Lucy ChesterAssociate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Over a period of six weeks in the summer of 1947, Cyril Radcliffe, a British lawyer who had never been to India and had no experience in boundary-making, drew a 2500-mile-long line that would divide India and Pakistan. This talk will examine the pseudo-judicial framework and deeply politicized nature of the Radcliffe Boundary Commission’s work. I aim to clarify the geographical thinking of the main political parties involved in this commission, the reasoning behind Radcliffe’s deliberations, and the boundary’s role in partition violence.

The role of maps, as texts that communicate contemporary attitudes and beliefs, will receive particular attention. Many of the maps used in this division had been created as tools of colonial control. The “silences” of such maps, such as the absence of information about the inhabitants of the territory depicted, significantly impacted the Radcliffe Commission’s work. Other maps were the product of nationalist attempts to shape independent South Asia. They had silences of their own, with costs and benefits that continue to influence what is arguably a still unfolding partition.

Light refreshments will be served.

Seminar resources.

This series, part of the SAI research project ‘Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India – Implications of Mass Dislocations Across Geographies’ will explore issues that have often been ignored in the context of the Partition as well as discuss their relevance and impact today, both in South Asia and in other parts of the world. Through two-hour seminars spread over eight sessions, faculty, students, and community members will be brought together to explore the various facets of this complex historic event.

See a full list of Partition seminars.

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START
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA