The HAA offers Cambridge forums on South Asia and diplomacy this spring.
“South Asia: A Changing World,” on April 22, is cosponsored by the South Asia Initiative at Harvard (www.sainit.fas.harvard.edu). Discussions focus on “Literature and Public Culture,” “Challenges and Imperatives Facing Health Initiatives in South Asia,” and the initiative’s tsunami-reconstruction project. Panelists include Homi K. Bhabha, Rothenberg professor of English and American literature and language; Tarun Khanna, Lemann professor at the Business School; and research associate Lincoln Chen and lecturer Rena Fonseca, both of the Harvard Asia Center .
On May 13, the HAA and the Peabody Museum present “Arts of Diplomacy: The Lewis and Clark Indian Collection,” a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s collection of surviving objects from the exploration and several lectures. Speakers include Rubie Watson, curator of comparative ethnology and former director of the Peabody, Castle McLaughlin, associate curator of North American ethnography, and Carmen Lopez, executive director of the University’s Native American Program.
For more information, and to register for the programs, call 617-495-1920, or e-mail [email protected].