January 27, 2017

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SAI to host weekly seminar series on the Partition of British India
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 1this weekly seminar series  will explore issues that have often been ignored in the context of the Partition as well as discuss their relevance and impact today, both in South Asia and in other parts of the world. The series is part of  the SAI research project ' Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India - Implications of Mass Dislocations Across Geographies '. 
 
Tax collection and civil society

A recent article in Harvard Magazine highlights the research of SAI Steering Committee member Asim Khwaja, Harvard Kennedy School, on a problem common to many developing countries, including Pakistan: Absent a strong culture of civic participation, policymakers need to find ways to improve tax compliance without further degrading public faith in institutions.
Read more.
The state of higher education in India

On Jan. 12, SAI hosted a roundtable discussion in Delhi to provide an opportunity for higher education leaders to come together and discuss what is at stake for educational institutions, and what can be learned by looking outside of India. Mark Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Harvard University, delivered the opening remarks.
Seed For Change Competition 2017
Can you impact India and Pakistan?

The SAI competition awards grant prizes of up to $40,000 to interdisciplinary student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan.
Deadline to apply: Feb. 15.
Upcoming Events
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History and Context of the Partition

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Partition Seminar
Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History, Harvard University
Light refreshments will be served.
This series is part of the SAI research project 

Partition Project Focus Group Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7:00pm - 7:30pm, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
This discussion group will take place directly after the seminar to share reflections and introduce our newest effort to to create an online community of personal and shared memories of Partition. All are welcome.

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