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SAI Event Region : Afghanistan


Using Cell Phones to Study Behavior: From Individuals to Entire Nations

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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 08:30am

END
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 10:00am

Webinar

Watch the live stream here.

JP Onnela, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

Cell phones are no longer just a tool of communication – they are being used to improve the lives of billions of people. As the technology continues to improve, collecting behavioral data is getting easier and less intrusive. Data from cell phones can reveal everything from an individual’s mental health, how pathogens spread, to how social networks function at the societal level. In this session, Professor Onnela will discuss his work on using digital phenotyping to study the behavior of social networks with big data.

8:30 AM in Cambridge, 5:30 PM in Pakistan, 6 PM in India, 6 PM in Sri Lanka, 6:30 PM in Bangladesh, 6:15PM in Nepal

How to participate:

WATCH: One the day of the webinar, watch live on SAI’s website
INTERACT: Tweet your questions and join the conversation on Facebook

Twitter@HarvardSAI, #SAIWebinar
FacebookHarvardSAI
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu


South Asia Week 2015: A Moment of Opportunity for U.S. Engagement in Afghanistan and Pakistan

START
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 04:30pm

END
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 06:00pm

VENUE
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building 4th Floor

ADDRESS
Malkin Penthouse
Littauer Building 4th Floor
Harvard Kennedy School

Ambassador Daniel Feldman, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, discusses U.S. engagement in the region in a seminar co-sponsored by the India and South Asia Program and the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University.

Daniel F. Feldman is the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) with the personal rank of Ambassador. He has served in the S/SRAP office since its creation in 2009, first as deputy and then as principal deputy to Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke, Marc Grossman, and James Dobbins. Ambassador Feldman has been deeply engaged in all aspects of U.S. policy formulation and implementation for both countries, including overseeing political transition issues, economic growth initiatives, regional integration efforts, international engagement with key partners, strategic communications, and Congressional outreach. For his service in the S/SRAP office, he was awarded the Secretary’s Distinguished Honor Award by Secretary Clinton.

Before reentering government, he was a law partner and co-chair of the international Corporate Social Responsibility group at Foley Hoag LLP, the only such legal practice in the U.S. His previous government experience includes serving as Director of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council in the Clinton Administration, and as Counsel and Communications Adviser to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Ambassador Feldman was Senior Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to the Kerry presidential campaign in 2004, communications advisor and recount attorney for the Gore campaign in 2000, and a senior campaign advisor to Senator Mark Warner. He helped to found, and subsequently served on the board of, the National Security Network, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been appointed a White House Fellow and a Henry Luce Scholar, and was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and on the South African Supreme (Constitutional) Court. He is a graduate of Tufts University, Columbia Law School, and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

Cosponsored with the The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School. 


Summer in South Asia: Pre-Departure Orientation

START
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

This is an orientation for students who are traveling to South Asia in summer 2015, and will include travel tips and logistics, health and safety information, cultural introduction, and will provide an opportunity to meet other students who will be in the region. Food will be served!

All Harvard Students traveling to South Asia in the summer are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora Maginn, maginn@fas.harvard.edu if you’d like to join.


Webinar: Planning and Preparedness

START
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 09:00am

END
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:30am

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR LIVE

9:00 AM in Cambridge, 5:00 PM in Pakistan, 5:30 PM in India, 5:30 PM in Sri Lanka, 6:00 PM in Bangladesh, 5:45 PM in Nepal

Payal Modi, MD, MPH, Fellow, Brigham & Women’s Hospital International Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Mass casualty responses work best when there is a well-rehearsed plan. This seminar will cover planning for a disaster, preparatory drills, and debriefing, drawing from the experience of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

This will be SAI’s third webinar in the series on Disaster Management and Emergency Response

WATCH: One the day of the webinar, watch live on SAI’s website
INTERACT: Tweet your questions and join the conversation on Facebook

Twitter@HarvardSAI, #SAIWebinar
FacebookHarvardSAI
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu

This webinar was originally scheduled for February 10, 2015.


Cancelled: Webinar: Planning and Preparedness

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Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 08:00am

END
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 09:30am

This webinar has been cancelled and will take place on February 25.

SAI Webinar

Payal Modi, MD, MPH, Fellow, Brigham & Women’s Hospital International Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Mass casualty responses work best when there is a well-rehearsed plan. This seminar will cover planning for a disaster, preparatory drills, and debriefing, drawing from the experience of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

This will be SAI’s third webinar in the series on Disaster Management and Emergency Response

8:00 AM in Cambridge, 6:00 PM in Pakistan, 6:30 PM in India, 7:00 PM in Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, 6:45 PM in Nepal

WATCH: One the day of the webinar, watch live on SAI’s website
INTERACT: Tweet your questions and join the conversation on Facebook

Twitter@HarvardSAI, #SAIWebinar
FacebookHarvardSAI
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu

 


South Asia: Local Solutions with Global Impact

START
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

END
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Annual Symposium

Workshops to highlight interfaculty research projects supported by SAI, and launch of the exhibit and book Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

10:00 – 12:00 pm: Mobile Technology to Access Healthcare Services – Case Studies from the Global South

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Role of South Asian Arts in Education

4:00 – 4:30 pm:  Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book and Exhibit Launch

4:30 – 5:30 pm: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines

Friday, April 17, 2015

10:30 – 12:30 pm: Water and Poverty in Urban Slums

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Mental Health and Disasters

Registration required: Symposium website and registration.


Pre-Departure Orientation

START
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

This is an orientation for students who are traveling to South Asia during Winter Session 2015, and will include travel tips and logistics, health and safety information, cultural introduction, and will provide an opportunity to meet other students who will be in the region. Food will be served!

All Harvard Students traveling to South Asia in Winter Session are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora Maginn, maginn@fas.harvard.edu if you’d like to join.


South Asia Exchange: Thoughts, Responses and Questions

START
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 09:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Opening Reception:
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

Cosponsored with MITHAS and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts


Chaat Welcome Back Party

START
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Celebrate the start of the school year with the Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI)!

  • Enjoy delicious food from all over South Asia.
  • Meet representatives from student groups across Harvard that focus on South Asia.
  • Learn about SAI’s internship and funding opportunities.

 

If you are interested in representing your South Asia focused student group at this event, please email us at sainit@fas.harvard.edu.

 


South Asia Regionalism: Workshops on Shared Challenges, and the Way Forward

START
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

END
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

VENUE
Charles Hotel

ADDRESS
Charles Hotel
1 Bennett St
Cambridge, MA 02138

SAI Annual Symposium

As part of its Annual Symposium, SAI is hosting a series of workshops on April 24 and 25 to highlight ongoing faculty research projects supported by SAI.

Thursday, April 24, 2014:

Mobile Technology, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Disasters and Mental Health, 11:15 am – 1:45 pm

The Contemporary South Asian City, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday, April 25, 2014

From SAARC to Slums: Urban Water Challenges in South Asia, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Religion and Secularism, 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

Informal Workers, Enterprises, and Cities: Addressing Informality in South Asia, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

More information.


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

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

END
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00am

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

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://111.68.100.8/tcs/?id=FA264DB2-A872-47DE-B635-A9237E1B7002


SAI Summer Grant Opportunities Open House

START
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 04:30pm

END
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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.

For more details on SAI grants, click here.