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Steering Committee

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute’s Steering Committee provides guidance and advisement to SAI, and represents schools from across the university.

Steering Committee Members


Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Chair, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
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Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Homi Bhabha

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, FAS; Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University
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Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
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David Bloom

Chair, Department of Global Health and Population; Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, HSPH

Martha Chen

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Affiliated Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design
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Emmerich Davies

Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Diana Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, HDS

Sheila Jasanoff

Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
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Jerold Kayden

Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design
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Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development, HKS

Jinah Kim

Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture

Karim Lakhani

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Jennifer Leaning

François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.

Rahul Mehrotra

Professor of Urban Design and Planning, GSD
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Venkatesh Murthy

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
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Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
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Parimal G. Patil

Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies
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Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, Director, International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Kristen A. Stilt

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Islamic Legal Studies Program
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Ajantha Subramanian

Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard University
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SV “Subu” Subramanian

Professor of Population Health and Geography, Harvard School of Public Health
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Conor Walsh

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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