Dan Grant, DeputyAssistant to the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID (Full Bio)
Discussant: Parnian Nazary, Advocacy Manager at Women for Afghan Women (WAW)
Discussant: Kanwal Bokhary, Economic 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.
A group show called South Asia Exchange:
An exhibition exploring contemporary dialogue about South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, including social justice, pop culture, industry, the environment, food, music, and how they come into play with the idea of exchange.
Exhibit duration: October 6 – October 14, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit is open to the public :
Mon-Thurs: 7 AM – 9 PM
Fri: 7 AM – 7 PM
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. Watch live on the SAI website and particpate in the discussion on social media.
Join us live via this link: http://126.96.36.199/tcs/?id=FA264DB2-A872-47DE-B635-A9237E1B7002
Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities from 2013 SAI grant recipients. Learn about the various types of grants, the application process, and how to write an appropriate budget for a summer in South Asia.
Enjoy some delicious South Asian food and get a head start on your summer plans.
Arthur Kleinman,Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Jennifer Leaning,Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Home to nearly a sixth of humanity, the birthplace of many of the world’s great religions and philosophies, and now a hotbed for innovation and technological change, South Asia is truly the world’s laboratory, a space where we can experiment with the world’s most urgent challenges. Join leading academics from Harvard University in a discussion of the timely appeal of South Asia to the humanities—at the intersection of religion and civil society, ancient arts and cutting edge technologies. Our guest speakers will challenge you – Is Pakistan really Islamic? The Taj Mahal: What’s the Attraction? – and share with you the latest research and inquiry on South Asia from Harvard.
The United States in Asia: Five Media Perspectives
With the participation of Nieman Fellows from Asia
Moderated by Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Wu Nan, The Wall Street Journal (China) Rema Nagarajan, The Times of India (India) Akiko Sugaya, Journalist and “Media Education” Author (Japan) Pir Zubair Shah, The New York Times (Pakistan) John Nery, Philippine Daily Inquirer (the Phillipines)
Amartya Sen,Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University Anthony Lake,UNICEF Executive Director Facilitated by Jacqueline Bhabha,Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School and Lecturer on Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Sponsored by the FXB Center at Harvard, co-sponsored in part by SAI