This Week's Top Stories
July 17, 2020
"That forced event—that trauma—continues to shape the lives of two billion of the world’s seven billion people today,” says Professor Tarun Khanna of the 1947 Partition of British India. Alongside Research Fellow Shubhangi Bhadada , the two discuss findings from 2,396 narratives given by survivors of the Partition who live in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.
As the world struggles to adjust to the global pandemic, the teams and collaborators under the  Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Social Enterprises   program have remained proactive in their research. Here's how they've adapted their work despite the rapidly changing research landscape.
From East Asia through South Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and Southern Europe, the Silk Road’s ancient trade routes connected civilizations for centuries. Hasna Moudud , a Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute, has journeyed the route to learn about the exchange of goods, ideologies, and knowledge across centuries and continents.
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The Mittal Institute's virtual events will resume with exciting new topics, discussions, and speakers in August. Stay tuned for more information via our upcoming newsletters and our website!
Latest Announcements
Deadline: Monday, August 31, 11:59 PM EST
We've launched the Seed for Change Exploratory Grant Program for Harvard students who are currently working on ideas or projects that address intractable problems in India and Pakistan. Applicants can receive up to $5,000  to support their efforts. Applications can be submitted until August 31, as long as funds are still available. All materials can be submitted to Selmon Rafey ( ).