September 30, 2016

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SAI News

Meet our Fellow: Fahad Javed
Javed, Aman Fellow for the fall semester, is an Assistant Professor in the computer science department at GIFT University in Gujranwala, Pakistan. His research is focused around smart grids, essentially the infusion of information technology into the electric grids to improve performance.
Lessons for future disasters
After Nepal's devastating earthquake in April, the international community rushed to help. Well-meaning though it was, the huge influx of helpers actually complicated relief efforts.  That issue and other lessons were the focus of a symposium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on September 16.
Student voices: Studying Buddhist art in Odisha
Sonali Dhingra , a PhD candidate  whose dissertation focuses on  Buddhist art in Odisha between the seventh and eleventh century, spent her summer learning Odia in Bhubaneshwar, also known as the "city of temples."
Upcoming SAI Events
For a full calendar, please visit our website.
Governance for Development - Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh
TODAY, Friday, Sept. 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Book Talk
S. Nazrul Islam, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Development Policy Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Chair: Prithwiraj Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Book sale to follow.
Puja and the Space between Devotee and God: An Anthropology of Atmosphere
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Frank Heidemann, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Chair: Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Cosponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies
Weekly Tea Break
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, 4th Floor, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI's office. Come enjoy chai and snacks and get to know SAI's community.
What the Fields Remember
Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Film Screening
Subsari Krishnan, Filmmaker
Shankar Ramaswami, Lecturer on South Asian Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies. Harvard University
Subalternity and Resistance in India's Bhil Heartland: Historical Trajectories, Contemporary Scenarios
Friday, Oct. 7, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Alf Nilsen, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen
Chair: Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
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