October 7, 2016

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Meet our Student Coordinators
The students, all master's candidates at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, hail from India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and have varied interests in education, art, human development, and public policy. They will help with SAI research  projects, digital outreach efforts, and the Arts Program.
Register today!
DeCoding Asian Urbanism Conference: October 28 & 29
The conference, in partnership with the Bengal Foundation and the A+D Museum, Los Angeles, will focus on efforts that embrace Asia's rapid growth, and the cultural and physical complexity of the built environment in the region.
Student voices
The shipbreaking capital of the world
Marisa Houlahan, Harvard College '17, spent her summer conducting research in Chittagong, Bangladesh, a major hub for shipbreaking. More than 70% of the world's defunct merchant and passenger vessels are now dismantled in South Asia, where labor and environmental regulations are largely unenforced.
Upcoming Deadline
Winter Session Grants: October 15
SAI offers r esearch, language study, and internship grants to Harvard graduate students and undergraduate students to be used during the winter session (J-Term).

Upcoming SAI Events
For a full calendar, please visit our website.
Subalternity and Resistance in India's Bhil Heartland: Historical Trajectories, Contemporary Scenarios
TODAY, 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
Weekly Tea Break
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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.
New Potions in Old Bottles: Explaining the Differential Control of Smallpox in 19th Century Canton and Calcutta
Friday, Oct. 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, CGIS Knafel, K354, 1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA
Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics
Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative
Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies
Reception to follow.
If you have an announcement or event you'd like to share, please email meghansmith@fas.harvard.edu.