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SAI Event Faculty : Jacqueline Bhabha


Thu, November 29, 2018 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S030

Decoding the Supreme Court Verdict on Section 377

In September 2018, following a long and arduous battle by rights activists, India’s Supreme Court voted to strike down Section 377 of the Penal Code, a piece of legislation from the colonial era that criminalized sexual acts considered “against the order of nature”. The Mittal Institute has invited two of the most prominent anti-Section 377 campaigners – and key architects of the legal challenge –  to campus, for a discussion about the importance and impact of the Supreme Court’s decision.

Panelists:

Menaka Guruswamy is BR Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer at Columbia Law School. She also practices law before the Supreme Court of India.

Arundhati Katju is a JSD candidate at Columbia Law School and also an advocate practicing at the Supreme Court of India.

Moderator:

Jacqueline Bhabha is FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

 

START
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 12:00pm

END
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Wed, September 19, 2018 from 04:30pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Prevention Science in Child Protection: An Indian Case Study

Join Jacqueline Bhabha and Elizabeth Donger for a discussion about prevention science in child protection, with a focus on India. This seminar, with support from the Harvard University Asia Center, will explore the early findings of a research project that examines community-level strategies to prevent violence, abuse, and exploitation of children in India. The project involves three separate evaluations of harm prevention programs run by innovative Indian nonprofits in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Telangana. The study is intended as a corrective to the dominant focus on remedies targeting already-occurred violations of children’s fundamental rights. It will enable further research in this field and will guide policy development, shifting child protection inputs and outcomes from after harm is done to before harm occurs.

 

Jacqueline Bhabha is a professor of the practice of health and human rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of Research at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.  Elizabeth Donger is a Research Associate at the Harvard FXB Center.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Human Rights.

START
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 04:30pm

END
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 06:00pm

COST: Free

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, March 2, 2016 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S010

The Crippled Frontier: Screening and discussion on conflicts on the periphery of India

Film Screening

Pankaj Butalia, Documentary Filmmaker

Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Join filmmaker Pankaj Butalia for a screening of his film “The Textures of Loss,” followed by a discussion on conflicts on the periphery of India, topics in his film trilogy that also includes “Manipur Song” and “Assam: On the edge of neglect.”

Two decades of violence in Kashmir has left the valley devastated. Every family silently nurses its deep wounds. Women have lost husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. Children grow up in an environment of deep depression  and young men do not see any future for themselves. “The Textures of Loss” is an elegy to the wounded Kashmir valley. The loss of loved ones manifests itself not only in pain, but also in anger, somatic symptoms, paralysis and deadness. The film dwells on some of these responses.

START
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Wed, November 12, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Women Rising: Empowering the Women of Pakistan and Afghanistan

Gender Seminar

Dan Grant, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID (Full Bio)

Discussant: Parnian NazaryAdvocacy Manager at Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

Discussant: Kanwal BokharyEconomic Growth Officer for USAID in Pakistan 

Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

The women of Afghanistan and Pakistan have achieved astonishing gains in the past decade, but much work is left to be done. Dan Grant will discuss USAID’s efforts to support the women of Afghanistan and Pakistan and what challenges remain. Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, leader of the South Asia Institute’s Gender Violence Project.

START
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Tue, November 26, 2013 from 08:30am - 10:00am  /  CGIS Knafel, K354

Live Webinar: Tackling Gender Based Violence in South Asia – What Options Do We Have?

6:30 pm (Pakistan), 7:00 pm (Sri Lanka), 7:00 pm (India), 7:30 pm (Bangladesh)

Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

This discussion will explore the grave problem of gender violence on the subcontinent, in its different manifestations, and probe a series of strategies for addressing the problem. Potential policy approaches span a huge spectrum of options, from criminalization and reduction of impunity for perpetrators, to more robust and creative investments in adolescent education, mentorship and peer leadership opportunities.

WATCH: Live via this link http://111.68.100.8/tcs/?id=FA264DB2-A872-47DE-B635-A9237E1B7002

PARTICIPATE: Tweet your questions with the hashtag #GenderViolence, tweet at @HarvardSAI or join the Facebook event and post

We will be in live conversation via video conference with partner institutions across Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Harvard University attendees can participate in person at CGIS Knafel, Room K354.

Cosponsored with The Aman Foundation

Resources:
Read the USA Today article ‘Gang rape, burning of teen stir outrage in India,’ featuring Professor Jacqueline Bhabha

Read an interview with Professor Jacqueline Bhaba in the Harvard Gazette following the Delhi rape case

 

This webinar is part of SAI’s ongoing live webinar series. Check back to SAI’s website for more information on upcoming webinars for the Spring 2014 semester. See below for past webinars.
Troublemakers: Entrepreneurial Approaches Against Corruption
Innovation in Education: Lessons for Entrepreneurship in Pakistan
Spurring Entrepreneurship: A Case for Inclusive Innovation in Emerging Markets
Bridging the gap, digitally: Video conferences connect Harvard experts, South Asian entrepreneurs

START
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 08:30am

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Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00am

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Wed, February 20, 2013 from 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

SAI Student Seminar

Sexual Assault and Gender Violence in South Asia: What Can We Learn from the Delhi Rape Incident?

Featuring a Student Panel Discussion withNur Nasreen Ibrahim (College); Abbas Jaffer (GSAS); Mariam Chughtai (HGSE); Litcy Kurisinkal (HKS); and Sabrin Chowdhury (HKS). 
Chair: Jackie Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, University Advisor on Human Rights, University Advisor on Human Rights Education; Director of Research FXB Center Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Co-sponsors: Harvard India Student Group; Harvard Pakistan Student Group; Harvard College South Asian Association; Harvard College Pakistan Student Association; Harvard Kennedy School South Asia Caucus; Harvard College South Asian Women’s Collective and the Harvard Kennedy School Pakistan Caucus, Harvard Women’s Law Association, Harvard College Women’s Center

For event coverage and video  click here.

Click here for a list of suggested articles and resources about this topic.

Reception to follow

START
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 04:00 pm

END
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 05:00 pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Mon, January 23, 2012  /  New Delhi

SAI Symposium in New Delhi

Higher Education in South Asia: Enhancing Access and Quality through Innovative Solutions

Welcome by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust

Speakers included Manzoor Ahmed, Jacqueline Bhaba, Howard Gardner, Meenakshi Gopinath, Tarun Khanna, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, M. Omar Rahman, and Nikhil Sinha.

For more information, please click here.