February 1, 2019
The Mittal Institute Newsletter
The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues in South Asia and its relationship with the world. Our weekly newsletter highlights the work of the Institute and its affiliates.

Welcome back, students!
For years, Mariam Chughtai has immersed herself in the study of the complex politics of identity, religion, and terrorism in Pakistan. Today, as The Mittal Institute’s Babar Ali fellow, she is writing a book that explores the tension between the politics and culture of Pakistan to rewrite the narrative that has been erroneously given to the nation. Click here to learn more about her story.

Reminder: The deadline to apply for the Babar Ali and Raghunathan fellowships is March 9, 2019.

Last week, the Building Bharat-Boston Biosciences (B4) program held an in-country seminar, “Preparing Young Indian Scientists for Life Sciences in the 21st Century." With an audience of life science students from all over India, the panelists discussed new technologies, diversity and ethics, and funding opportunities in the field of life sciences. Click here to learn more. 

At a dinner with members of The Mittal Institute in India, Harvard professor Dr. Dominic Mao discussed his recent educational workshop in Manipur and his vision to create an ongoing cultural, intellectual, and educational exchange between Harvard students and high schoolers in Imphal. Click here to read more about Dr. Mao's experience.

Join us next Friday for another installment of the Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Series. Bilal Baloch , Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CASI, will discuss how ideas shape political behavior during a credibility crisis, with a focus on two credibility crisis moments in contemporary India. Learn more about the event here .

Friday, February 8, 2:00 PM
CGIS South, S450

We've just launched our brand new LinkedIn page! Check us out here and follow our page to stay up-to-date on our upcoming events, research, and programs.

We look forward to connecting with you!

This summer, Harvard undergraduate and graduate students can fund their research, internship, or language study in South Asia with a grant from The Mittal Institute. The deadline to apply is next Friday, so don't miss your chance!

Deadline: February 8, 2019

If you have a student project that can have a positive impact on economic, environmental, or societal issues in India or Pakistan, apply to our Seed for Change competition for the chance to receive an award up to $40k! Don't delay, the deadline closes next Friday.

Deadline: February 8, 2019

If you're a Harvard undergrad or graduate student in search of an exciting spring semester job, look no further. The Mittal Institute is seeking a paid intern to help the team carry out events, communications tasks, and administrative duties. For more information, click here.

The Harvard Global Health Institute is accepting applications for fully-funded Summer 2019 internships and research placements in public and global health, with opportunities available for Harvard students both on campus and in India. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: February 3, 2019