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Walking inCommon: An Exploration of Visual Artist Naiza Khan’s Work

Walking inCommon: An Exploration of Visual Artist Naiza Khan’s Work

In a conversation with the Mittal Institute this week, Naiza Khan, a visual artist who splits her time between London and Karachi, explored the impact of the pandemic on her creative processes and methods of making art. This past year, COVID-19 drastically changed the landscape of possibilities for modes of working and presented new opportunities to engage in making work alongside other artists.

Buddhist Nuns and Biodiversity: Winter Student Grant Report

Buddhist Nuns and Biodiversity: Winter Student Grant Report

With the support of the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard Graduate School of Design student Emma Lewis carried out three weeks of remote research with the Ladakh Nuns Association (LNA) in Leh, Ladakh. Her core intention was to begin recording the experiences of Tibetan Buddhist nuns working at the intersection of healthcare, conservation, and climate change response in Ladakh.

COVID-19 in Pakistan: Stemming the Third Wave

COVID-19 in Pakistan: Stemming the Third Wave

More than a year into the pandemic, Pakistan is fighting the third wave that is sweeping across its main urban centers. The hospitalization statistics increased manifold compared to the first and the second wave. However, after a relentless increase, the statistics are now beginning to register a slight respite. The seven-day moving average of the positive percentage now stands at 9.8%. Despite this trend, caution needs to reign supreme.

GAMI: Global Alliance for Medical Innovation

GAMI: Global Alliance for Medical Innovation

The Global Alliance for Medical Innovation, a group of students and faculty based at
Harvard University working to increase access to healthcare via engineering and advocacy, was awarded a Mittal Institute Seed for Change grant in summer 2020. Their proposal explored the development of low-cost, scalable technologies to allow point-of-care diagnosis of common eye disorders in under-resourced regions of the globe.

Podcast: The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan

Podcast: The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan

Panelists from around the globe gathered to explore the new book by Professor Ian Talbot, Director of the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Southampton and Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute. The book, The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan, is the first study of the history of British diplomacy in Pakistan. It covers seven decades of British diplomacy in Pakistan, from 1947 through the “War on Terror.”