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India-Pakistan Crises: Risks, Opportunities, and Options for US Crisis Management

START
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 04:30pm

END
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Dr. Moeed Yusuf will present his research on US role in India-Pakistan crisis management, captured in his latest book Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia. The book proposes an original theory to study regional nuclear crises and specifically US role in crisis management.

Seventy Years on: Pakistan’s Perils to Democracy

START
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Ajmal Qureshi, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; former Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda and China

ChairProfessor Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute

Arts Seminar: The Sufi in the Garb of a Yogi: Articulations of Sanctity under Muslim Patronage in Early Modern Indian Painting

START
Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 03:30pm

END
Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

This talk will discuss 16th and early-17th century album and manuscript paintings made for Muslim patrons where the Nāth yogi appears as an emblem and surrogate for the Islamic spiritual path of taṣawwuf (Sufism), an archetype for the mystical traveler (sālik) and a figure of spiritual longing.

South Asia Without Borders Seminar: The Silk Road to South Asia: From Mongolia to Bangladesh

START
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 04:00pm

END
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Ancient records of early Buddhism, recovered from Tibet, identify five great centres of learning a thousand years after the birth of Prince Gautama Buddha. Of the five, two are amongst the four hundred Buddhist sites in Bangladesh; Somapura Mahavihara (Paharpur) and Jaggadala. These centers could not have thrived without patronage and proximity of the Silk Road which brought trade and Buddhism close together. Hasna will discuss a trip she took in 2015 and 2017 to Mongolia in search of a connection between Mongolia and India via Bangladesh. 

Pre-Texts with Doris Sommer

START
Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

END
Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

In collaboration with partners in the Indian education and public health sectors, Professor Doris Sommer (FAS and Director of Cultural Agents) hopes to contribute to development in India with Pre-Texts by engaging local strengths to promote: Literacy, Innovation, and Citizenship. The seminar includes lunch and will be followed by a demonstration of Pre-Texts with audience participation.

The Contentious Politics of Teacher Transfers in India: A Way Forward

START
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Tara Béteille is currently Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank. She will be presenting on a nine-state study of teacher recruitment and transfer practices in government schools.”

Unravelling the Kashmir Knot

START
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

“Unravelling the Kashmir Knot” delves into the questions entangled in the Kashmir issue: Do the rules that created Pakistan make Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) a part of India? Is the routing of the China-Pakistan economic corridor through J&K legal? How did J&K become a “disputed territory”?

Artist Talk: In Silence, The Secret Speaks

START
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 05:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Engaging with a wide circuit of references like religious iconography, world mythology, philosophical and literature, Seema Kohli weaves together a story to recover the lost feminine narrative in cultural history in her work.

Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development

START
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 06:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

A South Asia Institute Urbanization Seminar Series:

“Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development”

Sanjeev Vidyarthi
Author; Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderated by
Rahul Mehrotra
Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning
and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design