In celebration of 50 years of South Asian Studies, the South Asian Institute is hosting the 2011 Golden Jubilee Series, featuring lectures from esteemed scholars in South Asian Studies, performing arts, women's studies and history.
Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Lecture by Zia Mohyeddin, artist, performer, and educator
"The Hero Must Look Well Fed"
Mohyeddin is a famous Pakistani actor who performed for many years on the London stage and on British TV. He is a Film Actor, TV personality and currently directs a theatre and performing arts institute in Karachi, Pakistan.
Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lecture by Kavita N. Ramdas, Executive Director of Ripples to Waves at the Social Entrepreneurship and Development Program, Stanford University "Women's Leadership & Social Movement"
Ramdas is the former President of Global Fund for Women, the largest funding agency for women led grass roots organizations in the developing world. She has tremendous experience on issues related to women’s leadership and empowerment and has worked extensively in South Asia. She is an inspirational speaker and her lecture will be co-sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Humanities Institute.
Sept. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture by Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History
"Between Pre-Colonial and Post-Colonial: Thoughts on South Asian History"