APRIL 21, 2017

Our annual flagship event, where we bring together scholars, practitioners and audiences to discuss, debate and dissect major South Asian themes, this year from the perspectives of visual art, life sciences and displacement.
Speaker profiles
Mon, April 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

SAI Research Affiliate Hasit Shah - journalist, Londoner and Prince fan - explores the connections between a group of second-generation British South Asians and a musician they too claimed as one of their own.
Apr 24-27, Harvard Kennedy School

The India & South Asia Program fosters awareness and engagement with the South Asian region. Through speaker events, institutional partnerships, professional development programs, and scholarly research, the India & South Asia Program promotes an understanding of the region at a time when its geopolitical dynamics are of critical importance to the world.
Tue, April 25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

SAI Director Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School, moderates a panel discussion on the impact of the election of Donald Trump on America's trade and business dealings with Asian countries.
Wed, April 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Purnima Dhawan, University of Washington, will contrast a well-known cluster of Persian scholars from seventeen-century Punjab with less familiar regional networks to demonstrate how Persian learning and literacy had intimate but complicated connections with Punjabi literary culture.