• Welcome to the South Asia Center

    Syracuse University has a well established and extensive involvement in teaching and research on the South Asian region: the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The South Asia Center of Syracuse University, a part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, is a United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.

    The Center participates in collaboration with Cornell University to form a consortium with a focus on the research and scholarship of the countries in the South Asia region. The South Asia Center coordinates a variety of colloquia, films, cultural programs, and other activities for the Syracuse University community as well as for faculty and students at nearby colleges.

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    InsTED Workshop: Advances in Theory and Empirics of Institutions, Trade and Economic Development

    This two-day workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 220 Eggers Hall.  Please see below for a complete list of the programs being offered.  We hope to see you there!


    The SAC Invites You to Final Hindi-Urdu Table Talk of the 2018 Spring Semester

    On Friday, April 27, the South Asia Center invites you to the Hindi-Urdu table talk. Please join us for a great opportunity to practice your Hindi-Urdu conversation skills. Are all welcome to attend, from beginners to native speakers. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.  


    Farha Ternikar to Present: Beyond authentic curry and halal kebobs: Pakistani immigrants, intersectionality and culinary consumption

    Identity maintenance for Pakistani immigrant women is at least three-fold. Through food, not only are women able to maintain an imagined “authentic” desi, and often Muslim identity, but also a gendered ideal of desi womanhood in the diaspora.

    Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium Symposium: Small Cities

    "Urban South Asia Writ Small" draws together expertise from anthropology, architecture, economics, the fine arts, history, and religious studies in order to investigate the heart of South Asia's urban development. South Asian urban modernity has mostly been understood through the lifestyles and challenges of globally linked metros.

    The Bhutanese Community in Syracuse: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Resettlement

    On Tuesday, April 17, the South Asia Center is fortunate to host a discussion with: Hari Adhikari, Jay Subedi, and Sajan Nepal.  In March 2008, the first Bhutanese Nepali individual, Hari Adhikari, arrived in Syracuse.  Adhikari was an influential figure in the refugee camps in Nepal and quickly became a leader in the Syracuse community.
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