November 16, 2018
The Mittal Institute Newsletter
The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues of South Asia and its relationship to the world. Our weekly newsletter highlights the work of the institute and its affiliates.
How should societies identify and promote merit? Does the case of China offer any lessons - positive or negative - for India to consider? Join us for a special event in Delhi, with Professors Tarun Khanna and Michael Szonyi.

Tues, Nov 27, 6.00pm - IIC, Delhi

Images from musician and author Ali Sethi’s packed event at Harvard this week. Sethi talked about Sufi poetry and music with Professor Ali Asani, Harvard University. A podcast and a video will be published in the next couple of weeks, so do watch this space..
The Seed for Change Program (SFC) is our annual competition, in which grant prizes will be awarded to interdisciplinary student projects that have a positive impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan. To enter, one of your team must be a current Harvard student.

Deadline for letter of intent: Dec 7, 2018
Dr. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh, presents alternate urban histories of Delhi that substantially expands the corpus of the city’s makers and their motivations.

Chaired by Dr. Sai Balakrishnan, Harvard University.

Mon, Nov 19, 6.00-7.30pm - CGIS South
Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT), which has saved millions of lives in South Asia and elsewhere, turns 50 this year. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is marking this milestone and honoring ORT pioneer Dr. Richard Cash, a frequent and valued Mittal Institute collaborator.

Mon, Nov 19, 3.00-6.00pm - Kresge Building

Are you interested in travelling to India and working with local high school students? Apply to The Mittal Institute’s Inaugural Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership (PSIL)!

Manipur, India: January 13-21, 2019

Application deadline: Nov 20, 2019