Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dipu Moni | Rohingya Exodus: Beyond the Man-made Human Tragedy

Lecture | July 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dipu Moni, Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Recruiting and Information Session: SRM University, AP-Amaravati

Information Session | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University - AP, Amaravati

 Prof. Vijay Chellaboina, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, SRM University - AP, Amaravati

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Annual Reception

Reception: Chowdhury Center | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ask a Diplomat!: U.S. State Department Info Session with Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter

Information Session: Chowdhury Center | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence – Northwest Region (AK, Northern CA, OR, WA)

Friday, September 7, 2018

3rd US - India Conference: A Transforming India - Tapping Growth opportunities

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th Floor

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Aarti Naik, Founder, Sakhis for Girls Education; Deepa Pawar, Founder, Anubhuti Trust; Naween A. Mangi, Founder, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust

 Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tell Her Story Awards Ceremony 2018: A celebration of Memorable Stories about Remarkable Women in South Asia

Special Event | September 16 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time

 Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology; of South and Southeast Asian Studies; and of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Aarti Naik, Founder, Sakhis for Girls Education

 Deepa Pawar, Founder, Anubhuti Trust

 Naween A. Mangi, Founder, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rohingya Crisis, One Year On: Research and Reflections

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley.

 Rohini J. Haar, Emergency medicine physician with expertise in health and human rights

 Samira Siddique, MS PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 Félim McMahon, echnology and Human Rights Program Director at the Human Rights Center and Director of its Human Rights Investigations Lab

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sabina Rashid | The Invisible Reality of ‘Chinthar Roge’ (A Life of Chronic Worry): The Illness of Poverty in Dhaka’s Urban Slum Settlements

Lecture: Chowdhury Center | September 25 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sabina Rashid, Professor and Dean, BRAC University School of Public Health

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Friday, September 28, 2018

Tapati Guha-Thakurta | From Craftsmanship to Commercial Art: The New Vocations of Design in Late Colonial India

Lecture | September 28 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Tapati Guha Thakurta, Professor in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

 Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Samia Huq | Thinking about the Secular: Practices, Dispensations, and Possibilities in Bangladesh

Lecture: Chowdhury Center | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Samia Huq, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Social Science at BRAC University, Dhaka

 Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley

Vanamala Viswanatha | Translating Kannada Literary Texts into English: Poetics and Politics

Lecture | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Vanamala Viswanatha, Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

 Bharathy Sankara Rajulu, Lecturer, Tamil and Telugu, Department of South and Southast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sarover Zaidi | Towards an Anthropology of Horizons: Politics and Poetics of Space in Bombay

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sarover Zaidi, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture, Jindal School of Art and Architecture, Sonipat, Haryana, India

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"The Rohingya: On the Edge of Existence" Photo Show Opening Reception

Exhibit - Photography | October 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Donor Lobby

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Indigenous Peoples in India: Social Consequences of Land Rights Legislation: Gender and Resilience

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Indrani Sigamany

The limitations of Democratic Representation in India - The case of Muslims, Women and the Scheduled Castes: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Jennifer Bussell

Workshop | October 16 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University; Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute, and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

 Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Coping with Backlash Against Globalization: National and Firm Strategies

Conference/Symposium | October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Transformation Of Backward Politics In India: The Case Of Uttar Pradesh

Lecture | October 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

Friday, October 19, 2018

Coping with Backlash Against Globalization: National and Firm Strategies

Conference/Symposium | October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Monday, October 22, 2018

Alyssa Ayres | Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World

Special Event | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. |  Silicon Valley Bank Auditorium

 Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations and Author

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

Sandow Birk: American Qur'an in Conversation with Professor Asad Ahmed, Department of Near Eastern Studies

Lecture | October 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Sandow Brik, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco; Koplin del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles; P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sarwar Uddin Ahmed | Does it pay to be socially responsible in Bangladesh?

Lecture: Chowdhury Center | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Edward Simpson | State Highway 31: A road trip through the heart of modern India

Lecture | October 24 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Edward Simpson, Social Anthropologist and Director of the South Asia Institute at SOAS, University of London

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Gary Bass | Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gary Bass, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Friday, October 26, 2018

Bay Area Conversations: The Arts of South Asia and its Diasporas

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Artist; Jisha Menon, Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University; Shalini Agrawal, Professor of Art; Director, Center for Art + Public Life, California College of the Arts; Debashish Banerji, Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture; Doshi Professor of Asian Art, California Institute of Integral Studies; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Deborah Stein, Senior Lecturer, California College of Arts; Talinn Grigor, Chair, Art History Program; Professor of Art History, UC Davis; Padma Maitland, Patrick J. J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Aditi Chandra, Assistant Professor of Art History/Visual Studies, UC Merced; Sita K. Bhaumik, Artist; Visiting Professor, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Pallavi Sharma, Multidisciplinary artist, and curator; Lecturer, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Professor Emerita of Art History, Mills College; Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF; Cho Rao, Independent Art & Museum Consultant; Karin G. Oen, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum SF; John Zarobell, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director of International Studies, University of San Francisco.; Kathy Zarur, Curator, educator and arts organizer, California College of the Arts; Allan deSouza, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF

 Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Student, Art History, UC Berkeley

 Melissa Carlson, Ph.D. Student, South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Thomas Oommen, Ph.D. Student, Architecture, UC Berkeley

 Leena Joshi, MFA Student, Art Practice, UC Berkeley

Allan deSouza | How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Rm. 120 | Note change in location

 Allan deSouza, Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, November 1, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

Daniel M. Kammen | The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018

Lecture: Chowdhury Center | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location

 Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor at the Energy and Resources Group and Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center at University of California, Berkeley

Friday, November 2, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Shuddhabrata Sengupta and the Raqs Media Collective: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Poulomi Saha

Workshop | November 6 | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Study Center

 Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Deliberative Inequality: A Text-As-Data Study of Tamil Nadu’s Village Assemblies

Lecture | November 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vijayendra Rao, World Bank

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Shuddhabrata Sengupta | Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective

Friday, November 9, 2018

Raghuram Rajan | Is India Ready for the Twenty First Century?: The 2nd Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"

Lecture | November 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location

 Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth and the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Earth Writing: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Sharad Chari

Workshop | November 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Lenore Manderson, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Sumathi Ramaswamy, James B. Duke Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University; Amita Baviskar, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Kath Weston, Anthropology, University of Virginia; Geeta Patel, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

 Sharad Chari, Geography, UC Berkeley

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Raza Rumi | Democracy and its Discontents - Project Naya Pakistan: The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture for 2018

Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raza Ahmad Rumi, Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

Monday, November 19, 2018

CANCELED:Aditi Saraf | Trust Amidst Trust-Deficit: Credit, Conflict and Improvidence in Kashmir

Lecture | November 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Canceled

 Aditi Saraf, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CANCELED: Arik Moran | Chidra: Piercing Karmas in the Himalayas

Film - Documentary | November 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Arik Moran, Faculty, Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studie

Monday, November 26, 2018

RESCHEDULED Gagan Chhabra | Two Worlds Apart, yet so Similar?: Comparing Disability Policies and Employment Experiences of Youth with Visual Disabilities in Oslo and New Delhi

Lecture | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date and time

 Gagan Chhabra, PhD Candidate, Social Work and Social Policy, Oslo Metropolitan University

 Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology,UC Berkeley

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

V.D Savarkar - The Politics, Poetics and History of Hindu Nationalism: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Janaki Bakhle

Workshop | November 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Thomas Blom Hansen, Professor in South Asian Studies and Professor in Anthropology, Stanford University; Vidyut Aklujkar, Research Associate, Centre for India and South Asia Research, University of British Columbia; Christian Novetzke, Professor in the South Asia Program, the Comparative Religion Program, and the International Studies Program at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies; Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Sudipta Sen, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis; Christine Philliou, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rahul Verma | Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rahul Verma, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ajay Verghese | Secularization with Hindu Characteristics

Lecture | January 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside

 Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Somini Sengupta | Existential threats: Stories from the front lines of climate change in South Asia and beyond - The Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture

Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, The Heyns Room

 Somini Sengupta, The New York Times's International Climate Change Correspondent

 Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley

Friday, February 1, 2019

Women's Activism in Cold War Pakistan: A Transnational History

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Elora Shehabuddin, Associate Professor of Humanities and Political Science, Rice University

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sarah Pinto | The Arts of Counter-Ethics

Workshop | February 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barrows Hall, H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Seminar Room, Social Science Matrix, (8th Floor) | Note change in location

 Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Sarah Pinto | The Doctor and Mrs. A.: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis

Lecture | February 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 T.V. Paul, McGill University

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reetika Khera | Dissent on Aadhaar: Big Data Meets Big Brother

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Reetika Khera, Associate Professor, Economics and Public Systems Group, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Friday, February 15, 2019

CANCELED Walter Hakala | Vernacular Literacy and the Urdu Public Text: Examples from Gujarat and the Deccan

Lecture | February 15 | 2-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Canceled

 Walter Hakala, Associate Professor, Asian Studies Program, Department of English, University at Buffalo, SUNY

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer in Urdu, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Faiz Ahmed | Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires

Lecture | February 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Faiz Ahmed, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

 Wali Ahmadi, Associate Professor of Persian Literature, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Neoliberal Assemblages of Economy, Body and Society: Politics of Microfinance and Disability Pensions in India

Lecture | February 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Dr. Vandana Chadhry

Autobiography of a Princess

Film - Feature | February 20 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Arif Anwar | The Storm: A Novel

Reading - Literary: Chowdhury Center | February 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Arif Anwar, Author

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

Friday, February 22, 2019

Reimagining Health, Empowerment, and Sovereignty in Bangladesh: Chowdhury Center-LSE Bangladesh Summit 2019

Conference/Symposium: Chowdhury Center | February 22 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | B-100 Blum Hall

Shakespeare Wallah

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Mahfil-e-Adab - Ibne Safi ki Jasusi Dunya: A Celebration of Urdu Spy Fiction

Special Event | February 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer of Urdu, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

The Guru

Film - Series | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Rohini Pande | Women and Work in India

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rohini Pande, Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

Friday, March 1, 2019

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 1:30-6:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

Saturday, March 2, 2019

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

Sunday, March 3, 2019

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

Friday, March 8, 2019

Atif Mian, Asim Khawaja, Maroof Syed, and Saad Gulzar | On "Evidence-based Economic Policy" in Pakistan

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Atif Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Asim I. Khwaja, Professor, International Finance and Development (Harvard University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Maroof A. Syed, President & CEO, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Director of Pakistan Strategy & Development, Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD-Harvard); Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

To the Academy: A Lecture-Demonstration by Third Space Performance Lab

Performing Arts - Theater | March 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Shanti Pillai; Marc Gomes, Third Space Performance Lab

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Priya Moorjani | Reconstructing South Asian Population History using Genetic Data

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring 2019 Distinguished Guest Lecture: Renisa Mawani

Lecture | March 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wai Wai Nu | On Rohingya Citizenship Rights: Talk followed by community updates by UC Berkeley's Rohingya Working Group

Lecture | March 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Wai Wai Nu, Visiting Scholar, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley

 Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Yoshika Crider, PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 Samira Siddique, MS PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Two Innovation Dragons: China and India

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Conference Center

 Kirti Gupta, Vice President - Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Inc.

 Amit Kapoor, President, India Council on Competitiveness

 Hemal Shah, Director India – Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 Mark Cohen, Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asian IP Project

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ajantha Subramanian | Meritocracy and Democracy: The Social Life of Caste in India

Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard University

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Friday, March 22, 2019

Richard Eaton | The A’in-i Akbari and Modernity: Should we Reconsider the Akbar-`Alamgir Binary?

Lecture | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Play Based Learning in the Global South: A Chat with BRAC

Panel Discussion | March 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Jorge Flores | Unwanted Neighbors: The Mughals, the Portuguese, and their Frontier Zones

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Jorge Flores, Professor of Early Modern Global History, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Haroon Mirza | The Creative Repercussions of Counterculture

Lecture | April 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Haroon Mirza, Artist

 Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Practice of Art

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Traditions and Technologies: Ethical Engagements and New Directions in the Study of South Asian Medicines

Conference/Symposium | April 4 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 (morning) and 10 (afternoon)

 Anthony Cerulli, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vincanne Adams, UCSF; Shree Padma Holt, Bowdoin College; Lawrence Cohen, UC Berkeley

 Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Friday, April 5, 2019

Tony Stewart | Subjunctive Explorations - Fictive Sufi Tales of Early Modern Bengal: The 2nd ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

Lecture: Chowdhury Center | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Humanities Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

NOTE NEW DATE: Sadia Saeed | Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Friday, April 12, 2019

Catherine B. Asher | The Qutb Complex: India and the Persianate World

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Catherine Asher, Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

Monday, April 15, 2019

CANCELED - Neelam Khoja | Qandahar and New Sovereign Claims in Early Modern Iran and Hindustan

Lecture | April 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Neelam Khoja

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Unstitching Third World Girls and Education: A one-day symposium exploring the relationships between Gender Equity, Economy, and Empowerment in the Global South

Conference/Symposium | April 16 | 10:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Dr. Sunita Agarwalla, Dept. of Education, Dispur College, Assam, India; Dr. Rani Mudiar Deka, Dept. of Economics, Dispur College, Assam, India; Uttam Teron, Founder, Parijat Academy, Assam, India; Aimoni Tumung, Principal, Parijat Academy, Assam, India

 Derrika Hunt, Ph.D. student, School of Education, UC Berkeley

Vicki Spencer | Toleration in Comparative Perspective: After Christchurch

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Vicki A. Spencer, Assoc. Professor of Political Theory at the University of Otago, New Zealand

 Christopher Ocker, Professor of Church History, GTU; Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and Director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley; Aaron Grizzell, Executive Director, Nor Cal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation; Munis D. Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Dan Blanton, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Purushottama Bilimoria, Distinguished Teaching & Research Fellow, GTU

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Welcome Reception for Ambassador Sanjay Panda

Social Event | April 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Ambassador Sanjay Panda, India’s Consul General for the West Coast and Guam

Friday, April 19, 2019

China's Growing Sharp Power: Western, Asian, and African Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Indian Ocean Art Histories - Goa; Bombay; Kochi: The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Salman Hussain | Together Without Consensus: Class, Emotion and Memory in the Lawyers’ Movement (2007-09) in Pakistan

Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Salman Hussain, Lecturer/Research and Teaching Fellow in the Legal Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco

Monday, April 29, 2019

Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity: Ramayana among the Gonds of Central India

Lecture | April 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Molly Kaushal | Leela in Kheriya: A documentary on the Ramlila tradition in Kheriya village

Film - Documentary | April 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Reporting in India: Berkeley Journalism Students Present their Stories

Presentation | May 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley School of Journalism

Thursday, May 2, 2019

CANCELED: Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri | Pakistan-India Relations: The Way Forward

Lecture | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Pakistani politician, Writer, & (former) Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Friday, May 3, 2019

Mithra, Buddha, and Mani Walk into a Desert...: Indo-Iranian and Sino-Iranian Encounters in Central Asia

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Mithra, Buddha, and Mani Walk into a Desert...: Indo-Iranian and Sino-Iranian Encounters in Central Asia

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Omar Khan | Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

Lecture | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Omar Khan, Author, Distinguished scholar, & San Francisco based historian