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August 28, 2020
"While border issues are important, the India-China relationship desperately needs to grow beyond it," says Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University. Check out our latest interview and tune in with us next week for the launch of Miller's new book, the Routledge Handbook of China-India Relations.
In case you missed it: Last week, Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard, spoke at the Caste in Tech Town Hall, which explored the many dimensions of caste discrimination in tech — from recruitment and hiring to workplace dynamics.
The internationalization of higher education has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a recent event, Mark Elliott, Vice Provost of International Affairs at Harvard, discussed how the pandemic has restricted the movement of people within and between the world’s universities and what that means moving forward.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 1, 10:00 AM EST
The legacy of the 1947 Partition still ripples throughout South Asia, 73 years later. However, our knowledge of this historic event is constantly being reevaluated by academics and researchers who have continued to illuminate details of what occurred. This panel will explore how new research efforts help us understand the full depth of the history and legacy of Partition.
Thursday, September 3, 8:30 AM EST
The China-India relationship is one of the keys to international security, the future of Asia, and the well-being of nearly 3 billion people. What are the drivers of the relationship? How can they manage conflict and rivalry? Experts from China, India, Singapore, other parts of Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, and the US assembled to answer these questions in the Routledge Handbook of China-India Relations. The speakers will discuss the book's findings.
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Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 16, 2020
We're now accepting applications for our winter grants to virtually research, intern, or perform a language study on topics about South Asia! Harvard undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Reach out to Selmon Rafey,, with any questions.
Over 5 billion people living in developing nations face seemingly insurmountable institutional voids that the entrepreneur must overcome to be successful. To learn how to solve these issues, the "Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems" course is available this fall to students at Harvard College and Harvard graduate schools, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays (3:00–4:15 PM EST) and co-taught by a team of five professors.