November 23, 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.
In September 2018, India’s Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law that criminalized sexual acts considered to be “against the order of nature”. We are hosting a discussion on campus with two prominent anti-Section 377 campaigners, and key architects of the legal challenge, Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju.

Thurs, Nov 29, 12pm - CGIS South
How should societies identify and promote merit? Join us for a special event in Delhi, free and open to the public, with Harvard professors Tarun Khanna and Michael Szonyi.

Tues, Nov 27, 6.00pm - IIC, Delhi

The Seed for Change Program (SFC) is our annual competition, in which grant prizes will be awarded to student projects that could have a positive impact on India and Pakistan.

Deadline for letter of intent: Dec 7, 2018
Talented young Indian scientists are invited to apply now for the B4 Program’s Workshop on Synthetic Biology. We will fund travel and lodging for selected participants.

Jan 21-Feb 2, 2019 - IBAB, Bengaluru

Deadline to apply: November 30, 2018
A new, supply-side account of the 21st century US opioid epidemic that examines the transnational political economy of opioid drugs in centuries past. Dr Benjamin Siegel is an assistant professor of history at Boston University and a former graduate student associate at The Mittal Institute. This event has been organized by Harvard graduate students.

Weds, Nov 28, 6pm - CGIS Knafel 262