SEPT 8, 2017
Friday, Sept 15

SAI  and King's India Institute  present a special event about the 1947 Partition of British India.  Join us in the city where many of the decisions of 1947 were made.
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SAI Partition Podcast
About the project
Friday, Sept 8, 6-7.30pm

Part of the  South Asia Institute Urbanization Seminar Series: Sanjeev Vidyarthi, University of Illinois, with Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Aug 21 - Oct 6, Gund Hall, Harvard

Professor Rahul Mehrotra of the Harvard Graduate School of Design curates an exhibition about  the compulsive drive of the practice to construct soft thresholds -  through research, engagement with the city, and making of architecture.
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Exhibition: Aug 26-Jan 7

Drawn from the Harvard Art Museums' renowned South Asian art collection, this installation complements an  undergraduate course  exploring images of women in South Asian art.
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Book talk: Friday, Sept 22, 6-7.30pm

An Asia Center Fellows Seminar, co-sponsored with SAI, with  Dr. Arjun Subramaniam (Asia Center Fellow; Faculty Member, National Defence College, New Delhi; Air Vice Marshal, Indian Air Force) and d iscussant Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University).
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SAI seeks work-study interns
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We are looking for two students: one to assist SAI with communications and outreach for its events, and another student to assist with SAI programs such as student grants, seminars, conferences, etc.

HuffPost Op-Ed

Professor Fernando Reimers, Harvard Graduate School of Education and SAI Steering Committee member, writes about the  role of the liberal arts in educating students to address social challenges - we hosted a special workshop in Dubai over the summer, with universities across South Asia, the Middle East, and neighboring regions.
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Fifty driven, accomplished first-generation students from eleven countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East  formed the inaugural cohort of the Harvard South Asia Institute's unique Crossroads Summer Program, held in Dubai in August 2017.
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The complete set of podcasts, recorded during our special seminar series in spring, is now available to stream and download. In each episode, a leading scholar explores key aspects of this landmark historical event. 
Deadline extended: Oct 20, 2017 

We support recent PhDs, those in the final stages of their PhDs, and advanced professional degree holders in areas related to Pakistan, particularly in science and development.
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