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2018 Mittal Institute Symposium Schedule


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Friday, May 4, 2018
Location: CGIS South


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Session I: Material, science, and art: Study and Conservation of South Asian Art in the twenty-first century


Francesca Bewer, Head of the Materials Lab, Research Curator for Conservation and Technical Studies Programs, Harvard Art Museums
Katherine Eremin,
Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, Harvard Art Museums
Narayan Khandekar, Director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums

Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture South and Southeast Asian, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch in South Concourse

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Session II: Hopelessness: Youth Capabilities and Mental Health in South Asia


Shubh Agrawal, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
John Naslund, Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chair: Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Coffee Break 

2:45 PM – 4:20 PM: Seed for Change Presentations


Introductions by Tarun Khanna, Director, the Mittal Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Osman Waheed, Chief Executive Officer, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited
Mariam Chughtai, Associate Professor, LUMS University, Lahore, Pakistan
Pritha Chatterjee, Fellow at Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

4:20 PM- 4:35 PM: Coffee Break/ SFC Deliberations

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM: SFC Awards Announcement

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Session IV: Scaling Science and Technology in Emerging Economies


Ashok Gadgil, Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Chair Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation, UC Berkeley

Asim KhwajaProfessor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School




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Speakers will be announced mid-April.

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