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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Events at this Venue

Erum Haider – Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Series

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Fri, Mar 10, 2023 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

VENUE
S153, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

Erum Haider is Assistant Professor in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the College of Wooster. She received her PhD from Georgetown University, Department of Government, and is the recipient of the USIP Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar pre-doctoral fellowship for 2019-20. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Mahbub ul Haq Research Center in Lahore, […]

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Who’s theorizing architectural practices in South Asia and how?

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Wed, Feb 22, 2023 at 06:30pm

VENUE
S153, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge

Sanjeev Vidyarthi is a professor of urban planning and policy, senior fellow of the Great Cities Institute, and the founding director of the Masters in City Design (MCD) program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Exploring the case of contemporary urban India, he studies who does the city planning and design work in such a […]

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Alexander Lee Harvard Joint Seminar – The Tragedy and the Paradox: State building in South Asia since 1526

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Wed, Feb 22, 2023 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

VENUE
Rm S153, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St

Alexander Lee, University of Rochester Alexander Lee earned his PhD from Stanford and his BA from Yale. His research focuses on the factors governing the success or failure of political institutions. In particular, his work focuses on the historical evolution of state capacity, the political economy of South Asia, the causes and consequences of identity politics, […]

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“To know or not to know”: Cleansing the dead

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Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 12:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South RmS153

Khyati Tripathi is a death scholar from India and, through her work, she tries to bring together events, emotions and practices related to death to explore the psychosocial significance and intricate connections between them. She is interested in exploring the ‘sacred’ in death and the pure and impure aspects of it. Her work is based at the intersection of social anthropology, psychology, and psychoanalysis.

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Housing as welfare: How subsidized homeownership generates social mobility through wealth, voice, and dignity in India

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Fri, Oct 28, 2022 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tanu Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University. She completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020.

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Property, Power, and Women: Positive and Perverse Consequences of Indian Reforms for Gender Equality

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Fri, Nov 8, 2019 from 02:30pm — 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Can political representation help women upend entrenched systems of power? Property and Power, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, finds evidence that quotas improve women’s ability to claim fundamental economic rights. Yet, greater voice is costly, and whether women experience benefits or backlash will depend on individual bargaining power at the time a woman is elected. […]

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Tools for Urban Conservation in Lucknow: Advocacy, Politics, and Civic Engagement

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Mon, Oct 28, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Urban conservation is often a pressing challenge in historic Indian cities experiencing the pressures of development. Many cities, often lacking any viable local-level policy and enforcement, have resorted to alternative tools, often citizen-led, to accomplish the goal of conservation. This seminar will explore the tools of advocacy, politics, and civic engagement through recent examples from the city of Lucknow in northern India.

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The Fears Have Gone Away: Exploring the Roots of Insurgent Citizenship in India’s Bhil Heartland

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Tue, Sep 24, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

In India, subaltern groups must resort to the universalizing vocabulary of citizenship in order to stake claims for redistribution and recognition. But on what basis do they do this — especially under severe coercion? Alf Nilsen, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, will explore this question by investigating movement patterns in the Bhil heartland of western India, where Adivasi communities have organized and mobilized against the tyranny of the local state.

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