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SAI Symposium 2015

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SAI SymposiumSouth Asia: Local Solutions with Global Impact

April 16 & 17, 2015

Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138

The 2015 Annual SAI Symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners for a series of workshops on SAI’s ongoing research projects. Faculty, students, and community stakeholders will convene to discuss the current landscape in areas of cyber security, mental health, mobile technology, urbanization, and water and sanitation, and lay the foundation for future interdisciplinary research.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

Mapping the Ephemeral City: Kumbh Mela 2013 Book Launch and Exhibition

Thursday, April 16, 4:00 pm

The symposium will also see the launch of an exhibit and book on Mapping the Ephemeral City: Kumbh Mela 2013, SAI’s flagship multiyear, multi-school research project on the world’s largest religious festival that occurs every twelve years, lasts 55 days, and draws millions of visitors to a temporary, purpose-built tent city on the banks of the Ganges and Yamuna.  Research from this project touches upcoming interdisciplinary issues across a number of complementary fields – urban studies and design, religious and cultural studies, environmental science and public health, and business and technology.

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