November 17, 2017
When asked about his motivation for organizing a panel discussion on the Rohingya crisis, journalist Francis Wade replies that " the organizers were particularly keen to have both Rohingya and Rakhine come together and speak on this issue, and we're very lucky to have been given the rare opportunity to do so, particularly given how stigmatized and, frankly, dangerous it is for people from either side of the communal divide to interact right now."
TODAY, 2-5pm: CGIS South, S153

In India, dissatisfaction within education and accusations of corruption have led to calls for transparency and new policies for handling teacher transfers.  Tara Béteille, Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank, will present important recommendations for teacher recruitment and transfer practices.
Mon, Nov 20, 5-6:30pm: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Since late August more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have left their homes in western Myanmar, in what the UN describes as "a textbook case of ethnic cleansing."
P anelists include j ournalist  Francis Wade , activist  Kyaw Hsan Hlaing , refugee  Mohammad Mustak Arif  and moderator  Kate Cronin-Furman .
Mon, Nov 20 6-9pm: Harvard Art Museums

Deepa Mehta's "Earth" (1998; 110 min.) is about the legacy of the Partition of British India. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Mehta's producer, David Hamilton, and Harvard professors Jinah Kim and Durba Mitra.
TODAY, 3-5pm: CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave

James Mallinson, Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies at the University of London, will discuss links between Buddhist and Śaiva Tantric Yogis in Western India in the 11th-15th centuries as a part of the South Asian Religions Colloquium (SARC).
Mon, Nov 20, 7-9pm
Sadashivnagar, Bangalore 

Director of the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Tarun Khanna, speaks at the launch of the Harvard Club of Bengaluru and discusses Harvard's initiatives in South Asia. 

One additional guest per alumnus/a welcomed. Space limited to the first 50 respondents.
Jan 6-7, 2018: ITC Maurya, New Delhi
Application Deadline: 19th Nov, at midnight IST

HUII's 2018 conference will gather to deliberate, debate, and discuss ideas for India's future . Speakers include economist Raghuram Rajan, actpr Amitabh Bachchan, entrepreneur Sunil Mittal, and politician Shashi Tharoor.
Letter of Intent due: Dec 8, 2017

Do you have an idea for a project that will have a positive impact on India or Pakistan? LMSAI awards grants to interdisciplinary, early-stage ventures. To participate, each teams must contain at least one current Harvard student. 
Application deadline: Dec 31, 2017, midnight EST

The Takemi Program in International Health is  recruiting a small group of mid-career  researchers and  professionals to spend  an academic year at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  

Do you want to collaborate with LMSAI for an event, project or program? Use our suggestion box! We'd love to hear from you.


The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute is seeking a talented and committed Assistant Director to join its Cambridge team. Responsibilities include: operations, program management, human resources, budget, strategic planning and fundraising.


We are collecting stories, reflections, memories and experiences of Partition, to feed into our major research project about this landmark historical event. 
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Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, president of Sri Lanka from 1994-2005, visited Harvard to speak about the c ivil war between the two main ethnic groups of Sri Lanka - the Sinhalese and the Tamils. President Kumaratunga discussed how she navigated the emotional and identity-based complexities of the conflict.
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