At SAI’s Annual Symposium on May 6, a panel discussion moderated by Homi Bhabha, with Deepa Mehta, Adil Najam, and Michael Sandel addressed questions of democracy across the world.
At an event on May 19 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, faculty leaders from the Kumbh Mela project shared why studying the world’s largest gathering provided so many lessons for fields such as business, public health, and urban planning.
SAI spoke to several graduating students who have been involved with SAI during their time at Harvard.
On May 15, poets from around New England interpreted the idea of “environment” through poems in Hindi, Bengali, Kashmiri, Urdu, Koshali, Gujarati, Nepali, and more South Asian languages.
“Nepal’s constitution is a milestone, and it’s a living document that should be taken to the people for broader engagement,” said Alaina B. Teplitz, US Ambassador to Nepal, at a recent meeting in Kathmandu of the Harvard Alumni Group in Nepal.
From April 25 to April 29, The Future of Diplomacy Project and India and South Asia Project hosted the annual South Asia Week with influential practitioners and experts of diplomacy from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and the U.S.
As part of SAI’s Symposium, “Who Speaks for Democracy Across South Asia?” Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University, facilitated a discussion about the manner in which religious differences are managed within South Asia, and how democracy responds to the aspirations and needs of the poor.
The student venture, which provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India, have won the grand prize of $40,000.