ABOUT THE CALENDAR
Postponed to Fall 2017 (Date Tbd): Prof. Robert Thurman delivers the inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World
Lecture | March 3 | 7:30-9 p.m. | TBD | Canceled
Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University; President, Tibet House U.S., President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Jake Dalton, Khyentse Professor and Chair, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, Center for Buddhist Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Theological Union Shingal Center for Dharma Studies, The Silk Road Initiative at UC Berkeley
A lecture by Prof. Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.
Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Jr.
Vice Adm. Robert Thomas graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College.
Venkat Srinivasan | Thirteen Ways of Looking at Institutional History: Building Varying Digital Narratives from Interconnected Science Archives
Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Venkat Srinivasan, Visiting Researcher, National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India
Adnan Malik, Curator for South Asian Collections, UC Berkeley Library
A talk about a digital science archive experiment that connects archival material, journalistic work, and scientific research.
Lecture | March 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Katherine Butler Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Music, King's College London
Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, the University of California, Berkeley.
A talk by Katherine Butler Schofield, cultural historian and ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on South Asia.
Celebrating International Women's Day: With talks by Former Executive Director of Acid Survivor's Foundation in Bangladesh, Monira Rahman and Former President and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, Anika Rahman
Panel Discussion: Chowdhury Center | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location
Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Monira Rahman, Founder & Executive Director, Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation; Former Executive Director, Acid Survivors Foundation
Anika Rahman, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
A panel presentation on women's issues in Bangladesh
Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)
Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Dr. Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor in the Department of Sanskrit at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Isha Ray and Robin Marsh | Adaptation and Recovery after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: A Smallholder Household Perspective
Presentation | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley
A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialist Professor Isha Ray and Dr. Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues on their recent work in Nepal.
Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
Panel Discussion: Chowdhury Center | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room
Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies
Abdullah Ahmadzai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Afghanistan
Hasan Mazumdar, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Bangladesh
Sagar Prasai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, India
Sofia Shakil, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Pakistan
Dinesha de Silva, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Sri Lanka
George Varughese, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Nepal
Institute for South Asia Studies, The Asia Foundation, The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Ethnic Studies Library, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
A panel discussion by panelists from The Asia Foundation on development and democracy in Asia.
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