Newsletter   January 12, 2018

In our inaugural event in Delhi on Jan 15, Professor S.V. Subramanian, Harvard University, will discuss one of India's most serious developmental issues. Nearly half of children in India under the age of three are underweight or stunted; he will make recommendations for targeted policy deliberation and action.

" Professor N. Yathindra , Director, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), spoke of the value of the B4 Program for the young Indian scientists and the bridge created between academic institutions in the US and India."

Harvard University Widener  Library
During the Harvard Spring Semester, SAI Steering Committee members will be teaching courses including Muslim Societies in South Asia: Religion, Culture, and Identity (Ali Asani), Paintings of India (Jinah Kim) and Hindu Worlds of Art and Culture (Diana Eck).

Featured Publications:
sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets Prime Minister Modi at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister in history to visit the Jewish state in June 2016.
SAI Research Affiliate Ronak D. Desai writes in The Huffington Post:  " To judge the relationship based upon a singular UN vote or a cancelled defense contract is not only myopic, but also belies the multidimensional nature of India's longstanding relationship with the Jewish state."

Professor Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard University, delivered the s econd Jhabvala Memorial Lecture in Delhi, in which he criticized his own profession and " lamented that 99 percent of the professional narrative was devoted to catering to the fancies and preferences of one percent affluent clients."

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Flash Back Friday:
Imran Sarwar
On March 6, 2013, as part of the SAI Series of Webinars focused on 'Innovation in Education: Lessons for Entrepreneurship in Pakistan', Professor Fernando Reimers and Imran Sarwar led a discussion with academic sites across Pakistan.