Category : In Region
Student Coordinators, 2016-2017
The students, all master’s candidates at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, hail from India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Winter Session Grant Deadline: October 15
SAI offers grants for Harvard undergraduates and graduate students to be used during the winter session, January 2017.
Meet our Fellow: Fahad Javed
Javed is an Assistant Professor in the computer science department at GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan. His research is focused around smart grids, specifically on anything to do with demand side management.
Student Voices: Buddhist art in Odisha
Sonali Dhingra spent her summer learning Odia and learning more about Buddhist art in Odisha between the seventh and eleventh century.
Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters
After Nepal’s devastating earthquake in April, the international community rushed to help. Well-meaning though it was, the huge influx of helpers actually complicated relief efforts. That issue and other lessons were the focus of a symposium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on September 16.
From Sunset to Sunrise: The Immense Untapped Potential of India’s Crafts
Alum Q+A: Saving the environment and improving women’s lives, one pad at a time
Saathi, founded by several MIT and Harvard graduates, has developed an eco-friendly sanitary pad made from local banana fiber that is fully compostable and bio-degradable. They hope it will give women more freedom in India and other developing countries.
Student voices: Reslilience in Nepal
During her summer internship in Nepal, HKS student Yoko Okura conducted stakeholder interviews with community leaders, local government officials, teachers, students, and parents to evaluate the impact of community-based and school-based disaster reduction programs.
Student voices: The politics of contemporary women’s rights in Myanmar
In their own words: Why I support the arts
In a recent interview with SAI, Arts Council member Omar Saeed spoke about his intersecting interests in arts, education, and health.
Student voices: Labour and local politics in the Indian coal industry
“What my interviews and primary sources make clear is that much like the rest of India, there has been a major change in the role of the public sector,” writes Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate at HKS, who spent the summer in India researching the Indian coal industry.