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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Events at this Venue

From Interlocutor to Painter: Rabindranath Tagore and Modern Indian Art

START
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:00pm

END
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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.

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century

START
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Speaker: Thant Myint-U, Writer, Historian, and Founder and Chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust

Copies of Thant Myint-U’s recent book, “The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century” will be available to purchase.

This event is co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center.

Between the Yogi and the Commissar

START
Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 04:15pm

END
Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 05:45pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Between the Yogi and the Commissar: Imagining De-Colonial Science in Postcolonial India, c. 1952–1977

Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Moderated by Victor Seow, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University

For the generation of political leaders who took charge of the newly independent Indian state in 1947, the world seemed to ripen for renewal. They had brought a mighty empire to its knees, and now sought to build a new nation, where science would play a key role. But what was “science”? What ends should it pursue? And how did its work relate to that of statecraft? These were some of the questions they explored.

Most of the scholarship on science in the newly independent Indian republic has focused on “Nehruvian science.” But Nehru was far from being the only influential postcolonial politician to be interested in science and its role in nation-building. This talk will explore a very different set of engagements between science, postcolonial statecraft, and the quest for a de-colonial future through the history of parapsychology in northern India.

This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute.

Delusional States: Feeling Rule and Development in Pakistan’s Northern Frontier

START
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Delusional States is the first in-depth study of state-making and social change in Gilgit-Baltistan, a Shia-majority region of Sunni-dominated Pakistan and a contested border area that forms part of disputed Kashmir. Ali will discuss how Gilgit-Baltistan’s image within Pakistan as an idyllic paradise overlooks how the region is governed as a suspect security zone and dispossessed through multiple processes of state-making, including representation, militarization, and sectarianized education.

Speakers:

Nosheen Ali, Karti Dharti, Institute for Ecological Studies, Pakistan

Ali Asani, Harvard University, will moderate the discussion

Macabre Social Capital: The Families of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

START
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:30pm

END
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Lashkar-e-Tayyaba is the most competent, lethal, and loyal proxy of the Pakistani state, operating in India, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in South Asia and beyond. In this presentation, C. Christine Fair will draw from a narrative analysis of a ten percent random sample of nearly 1,000 biographies of slain LeT fighters to delve into the battlefield motivation of the fighters. She will reveal the dark role that families play in a young man’s decision to fight in Pakistani terrorist organizations, deriving various forms of social capital from a male family member’s participation in so-called “jihad.”

Speaker:

C. Christine Fair, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Moderator:

Kristin E. Fabbe, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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

START
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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.

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

START
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Professor Adam Auerbach’s (American University) 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.