Category Archives: Harvard Sixth Course

Sixth Course, Session 4: Jaswant Singh

I’m left smiling at the irony that in India I’d almost never be in the same room as the leader of the BJP but here I get to sit across the table from him and eat lunch. Jaswant Singh was … Continue reading

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Sixth Course, Session 3: Pranab Mukherjee

Sitting down to wait for my Defense Minister to arrive, I couldn’t help thinking how strange it was that I had to be in a faraway country to hear him speak. He walked in, diminutive but dapper, in a black … Continue reading

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Sixth Course, Session 2: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

What do you do if you’re over 65 years old, a mother of four and a grandmother of six, the first woman ever to be elected President in all of Africa, and the first black woman ever to be elected … Continue reading

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Sixth Course, Session 1: Mohammed Khatami

One of the things Harvard is most famous for – largely through it’s own bragging – is the so-called “sixth course”, in which the caliber and/or celebrity status of the people who come here to give lectures and participate in … Continue reading

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