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The South Asia Institute (SAI) coordinates activities at Columbia University that relate to study of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  SAI administers the Master of Arts in South Asia Studies, the Certificate Program in South Asia Studies, and the Specializations in South Asia at the School of International and Public Affairs. The Institute organizes seminars, lecture series, and conferences to bring together faculty and undergraduate and graduate students with diverse interests and backgrounds. SAI partners with departments, centers, institutes, and with student groups on campus, in order to reach new audiences and facilitate an exchange of knowledge. The Institute is designated as one of eight National Resource Centers for South Asia by the U.S. Education Department, and administers an annual competition for FLAS Fellowships. [More ...]

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