February 8, 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.

Each year, the Jaipur Literature Festival brings together dozens of world-class writers, humanitarians, and more for a five-day program on global literacy in Jaipur, India. This year, five faculty members from across Harvard — including Tarun Khanna of the Mittal Institute — were invited to speak at the event. Learn more about each of their sessions here.

Palghar, a tribal district near Mumbai, suffers from chronic water shortage — making hand-washing a difficult practice to enforce. As part of the 2018 SEEDS Project, a team traveled to Palghar with a plan to combat the high incidence of disease. Their field visits culminated in the official launch of Project Parivartan, which continues its work today. Find out how they did it here.

Join us on Monday for a conversation with Bilawal Bhutto, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, on Pakistan's youth and the welfare state. The conversation will be chaired by Mariam Chughtai, Babar Ali Fellow of the Mittal Institute and Associate Dean and Assistant Professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences. Click here for more information.

Monday, February 11, 6:00 PM
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On Monday, Professor Jayita Sarkar of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University will lead a discussion about the development of nuclear policy in India following President Eisenhower's famed 1953 "Atoms for Peace" speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Click here for more event details.

Monday, February 11, 4:15 PM
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Don't miss out! Join us today for a lecture by Bilal Baloch , Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CASI, who will discuss how ideas shape political behavior during a credibility crisis. He will focus on two credibility crisis moments in contemporary India. Learn more about the event here .
Wine and samosas will be served.

Friday, February 8, 2:00 PM
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Friday, February 15, 4:00 PM
Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge


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 today, 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 today.

Deadline: February 8, 2019

Interested in working at the Council on Foreign Relations? Apply for CFR's International Affairs Fellowship in India by February 28 for a chance to develop a new professional network in India and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities the country faces. The program awards a stipend of $90,000 for a period of twelve months. Click here for more information.

Deadline : February 28, 2019

The Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is seeking a Teaching Fellow to teach math to secondary school students. The program lasts from July 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019. The teaching fellow will develop a five-week mathematics course and teach it to two sections of 15–20 students each. For more information, click here.

Deadline: February 15, 2019