February 15, 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.

Earlier this week, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, visited Harvard University for a talk hosted by the Mittal Institute. He discussed Pakistan's youth, education, and geopolitics, and the potentials of welfare and healthcare in the nation in front of a packed audience. To read more about the discussion, click here .

Mark C. Elliott , Vice Provost for International Affairs and Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University, met with senior Indian government officials at a dinner meeting this week during his visit to New Delhi. Earlier that day, he spoke to an audience about his insights into what makes a university a world-class institution. To learn more about his talk, click here.

Last week, Tarun Khanna — Director of the Mittal Institute and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School — was invited for a  radio interview  with  Knowledge@Wharton to discuss his latest book, Trust. He highlighted the importance of building trust in entrepreneurial endeavors in the developing world.

To listen to Professor Khanna's full podcast, click here.

Next Tuesday, Parag Khanna , Managing Partner of FutureMap, will discuss his new book entitled “The Future Is Asian." The new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order, linking five billion people through trade, finance, and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, February 19, 4:15 PM
CGIS South, S250

The India Conference is one of the largest student-led conferences focusing on India in the US. This year, the theme is "India at an Inflection Point," bringing together experts for discussions, brainstorming sessions, and networking opportunities. For more info, click here. Use the code FRIENDSOFHKS2019 for a 15% discount on tickets.

Saturday–Sunday, February 16–17
Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School

Next Thursday, the South Asian Religious Colloquium at Harvard will host a talk given by Donald Davis, Jr., a professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He will discuss the history of caste practices and ideologies and the study of the language and ideas around caste in traditional texts. For more information, click here.

Thursday, February 21, 5:30 PM
CSWR Conference Room


Interested in applying for one of our fellowships to come to Cambridge and continue your research? There's still time to apply! Our Raghunathan and Babar Ali fellowships support recent PhDs from South Asia who are researching topics relating to any period of South Asian history or contemporary South Asia. Read more about each fellowship by clicking the links above.

Deadline: March 4, 2019

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