October 19, 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.
Our annual competition, in which we award grant prizes to interdisciplinary student projects that have a positive impact on societal, economic and environmental issues in India and Pakistan.

Deadline for letter of intent: Dec 7, 2018
Final application deadline: Feb 8, 2019

More: Gina Ciancone (pictured), member of 2018 winners Green Screen, presented their project at the UN last month.
Plenty of South Asia-focused events throughout the week, including discussions about data-driven education policy in Pakistan, political dynasties in India, and a free standup show by Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu.

Oct 20-27, across campus
Screening and discussion of Delhi-based filmmaker Aman Kaleem’s documentary on the institution of marriage through the perspective of three Indian brides. Kaleem is one of the four Mittal Institute Visiting Artist Fellows for 2018/19.

Tues, Oct 23, 5.00-7.00pm - CGIS S040
A two-week immersion course in Bengaluru, with travel and lodging covered, about some of the most exciting developments in Synthetic Biology. Advanced undergraduates and early graduate students from India are encouraged to apply.

Dates: Jan 21-Feb 2, 2019
Deadline: November 30, 2018
As part of the regular Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Series, we hear from Professor Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland, whose work deals primarily with social inequalities in developing countries.

TODAY, 2.00pm - Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence, RI