Spring Quarter 2018
Friday, May 11: Scintillating Strings, a Carnatic Instrumental Concert with Ramana Balachandran (on veena), and Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam). Presented by the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego
7:30pm, QI Auditorium, Atkinson Hall
Free for UCSD Faculty, Staff, Students and IFAASD Members
$25 General Admission (purchase tickets online)
Please note: Parking is $3 at lot P502
Winter Quarter 2018
Jan 11: South Asia Initiative Mixer, SSB 231 (Spiro Library, Anthropology) 5-6:30 pm
Jan 18: “Cardiometabolic Risk in South Asians: Findings from the MASALA Study” Alka Kanaya (UC San Francisco, School of Medicine) BRF-2 Rm. 2A03, 4-5:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Anesthesiology (UCSD School of Medicine) and the International Institute.
Jan 25: “Technology, Inequality, and Our World: Taking Back the New Media Revolution” Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA School of Education and Information Studies). CSE 1202, 2-3:30pm. Co-sponsored by the International Institute and UCSD Design @ Large.
Feb 15: Documentary screening and discussion of “Wounds of Waziristan” with filmmaker and journalist, Madiha Tahir. SME 149, 4:30-6:30pm. Co-sponsored by the International Institute
Mar 1: Vineet Pandey, “Online Systems to Enable Participatory Science and Collective Action” (UCSD CSE), SSB 107, 5-7pm
Mar 8: Documentary screening and discussion of “Temple Nagaswaram” with Soudhamini Narayanan, (2017-8 Fulbright-Nehru Fellow and filmmaker, Cloth of Gold Films) and Kartik Seshadri (UCSD School of Music). Rady School of Management Rm 3E107, 4-6pm Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the International Institute
Mar 15: “Borderlines: Telling South Asian and US-Mexico Border Histories through Art and Performance” with Sebha Sarwar (Artist/Writer), Yessica Garcia-Hernandez (UCSD Ethnic Studies) and Sindhu Thirumalaisamy (UCSD Visual Arts). Co-sponsored by the Sixth College Writing Program, Eleanor Roosevelt College, the International Institute, the UCSD Library, and the Committee for the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent (CAIS), San Diego Museum of Art. Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 5-6:30 pm
Fall Quarter 2017
Oct 5: South Asia Mixer, SSB 231 5-6:30 pm
Oct 12: Nadeen Karputly (UCSD Ethnic Studies) “Ayad Akhtar and the Burden of Muslim-American Representation” SEQ 103, 5-6:30 pm
Michael Callen (UCSD Rady School) “Using Mobile Money to Reduce Corruption and to Improve Government Salary Payments in Afghanistan” SSB 107, 3:30-5 pm
Oct 26: Vikram Chandra (UCB English) “The Geek Sublime,” Round Table discussion with Lilly Irani, (UCSD Communication), Shayan Mookherjea (UCSD ECE), and Sanjay Nigam (UCSD Medical School) Co-sponsored with Science Studies, the Warren College Writing Program, and the Marshall College Dimensions of Culture Program, with support of the Indira Foundation; Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 4-6 pm (Lecture Slides)
Nov 2: “Tackling Malaria in South Asia” Round Table Discussion with Ethan Bier (UCSD Biology), Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD Economics) and Elizabeth Winzeler (UCSD Medical School). CALIT2 Auditorium, 4-6 pm (Event Video)
Nov 9: Iffat Fatima (Delhi) Film Screening and discussion with filmmaker, Khoon Diy Baarav (“Blood Leaves its Trail”). Co-sponsored with the International Institute. SSB 107 4-6 pm
Nov 30: MV Ramana (University of British Columbia, Public Policy/Global Affairs) “Nuclear Weapons in India: History and Risk” Comment by Ahmed Abdulla (UCSD GPS). Co-sponsored with the International Institute. SSB 107 3:30-5pm
Spring Quarter 2017
April 4: Kamala Visweswaran (UCSD Ethnic Studies), “Democracy as the Sign of Corruption: Caste Reservation and Anti-Corruption Movements in India” Gusfield Memorial Lecture, Department of Sociology, Gusfield Seminar Rm, SSB 101, 12:30-2 pm
April 13: Vinay Lal (UCLA, History) “Climate Change and Insights from Hinduism” International Institute Seminar Room, Sequoyah 103, 4-5:30 pm (4 pm reception; talk at 4:30). Co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation.
May 4: Sowparnika Balaswaminathan (UCSD, Anthropology) “A Proper Sculptor: Individuality, Belonging and Marginalization in a Tamil Caste Community” International Institute Seminar Room, Sequoyah 103, 4-5:30pm (4pm reception; talk at 4:30)
May 9: Banu Subramaniam, (UMass Amherst, Gender Studies) “On the Making of the ‘Indian’ Genome” with comment by Vineet Bafna (CSE), and Brinda Rana, UCSD (Psychiatry/Medical School). CSE 4140, 4-6 pm Co-sponsored with UCSD Science Studies.
May 18: Huma Ahmed-Ghosh (SDSU, Women’s Studies) “Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia” Sequoyah 103, 4-5:30 pm (4 pm reception; talk at 4:30 pm). Co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation.
May 25: Waqas Butt, (UCSD Anthropology), “The Institutions and Infrastructures of Waste Disposal in Contemporary Lahore” International Institute Seminar Room, Sequoyah 103, 4-5:30 pm (4 pm reception; talk at 4:30)
June 1: Tia Rajan, Book talk for Urban Desi, UCSD Women’s Center Conference Room, 4pm
Winter Quarter 2017
Jan 11: Kaushik Sunder Rajan (University of Chicago, Anthropology) “Scandal of the Trial: HPV Vaccines, Public Health and Knowledge / Value,” SSB 107, 11:30am -1:30 pm. co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation
Jan 26: Prashant Bharadwaj (UCSD Economics), “Long Run Impacts of the Partition of India” International Institute Seminar Room, Sequoyah 103, 4-5:30 pm (4 pm reception; talk at 4:30 pm)
Feb. 3: Ali Asani (Harvard, Islamic Studies), “The Importance of Religious Literacy in a Cosmopolitan World” 12:30-2 pm; SSB 107. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Humanities, The Program in Middle-Eastern Studies, and the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE).
March 3: Abhijit Banerjee (MIT, Economics) “Democracy in India: Why Doesn’t it Deliver More?” MPR2 at Rady School of Management, 12:00pm-1:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation.
March 9: Aftab Jassal (UCSD, Religious Studies) “Making Place for God: Divine Embodiment and Ritual Healing in North India” International Institute Seminar Room, Sequoyah 103, 4-5:30 pm (4 pm reception; talk at 4:30 pm)
April 4th, 2016: For the Love of a Man
March 10, 2016: Writing Technology: (Un)disciplined Histories
April 22nd, 2016: Satisfied Callers: Police, Corporations, and Documentation in India
Past UCSD Events
November 2, 2017: “Climate Change and Religion”
Prof. Thomas Csordas, UC San Diego; Assistant Prof. Aftab Jassal, Colgate University and SAI affiliate; Prof. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, University of San Diego.
2:30PM, UCSD Price Center Forum
Oct 16: Lilly Irani (UCSD Communication & Science Studies)
Entrepreneurial Citizenship: Promising Knowledge and the Subsumption of Hope
4:00p-5:30p, Room 3027, Humanities & Social Sciences Building
“How do you get acquainted with 4 billion people?” This is a question posed by a “clean water” NGO that partnered with DevDesign, the studio where I conducted ethnographic fieldwork for 14 months. In this talk, I explain the rise of entrepreneurial citizenship in India — a call to citizens to take up the developmental work of a liberalizing state. I then turn to the work of DevDesign as they combined ethnography and design to produce not facts, but “opportunities” for global health public-private partnership. I outline how the entrepreneurial ethos and mode of development subsumes hope and disciplines development. The talk draws from my forthcoming book Innovators and their Others (Princeton University Press).
Sept. 20: Raj Reddy (Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon) “Creating a Humane Society through Computational Social Science” UCSD CSE Distinguished Lecture Series. 11am, Fung Auditorium, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall.
April 6th, 2016: Screening of Roots in the Sand
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
May 2nd, 2016: Brandon Kohrt
Location: SSB 107
Time: 3:30 PM
May 4th, 2016: Jennifer Bussell
Location: SSB 104
May 12+13th, 2016: Contemplating the Contemporary World: Regional and Global Studies in Critical Perspective
May 17th, 2016: Temporalizing Cinema