Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:00am
Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:15am
7:30–8:45 PM IST // 10:00 AM–11:15 AM EDT
Over the past three years, the Mittal Institute, in partnership with the Tata Trusts, has been conducting research into innovations in healthcare in India. These innovations are focused on expanding access to care, widening the range of services offered, and re-imagining the mode of healthcare delivery. Join us for a discussion on this research. Panelists will speak about innovating in the public health sector, translating health research into practice, and the challenges of creating an enabling environment for these innovations to thrive.
Welcome Remarks by Manoj Kumar, Founder, Social Alpha and Senior Advisor, Tata Trusts
- Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
- Satchit Balsari, Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Anant Bhan, Bhopal Hub Head, Sangath
- Pawan Sinha, Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Rajani Ved, Former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 04:00pm
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 05:30pm
Panel, Talk, Current Events, Special Event, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Han Lu, Senior Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project
christina ong, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Elena Shih, Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University
Vivian Shaw, College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Co-Principal Investigator, AAPI COVID-19 Project
Han Lu’s work at the National Employment Law Project focuses on how inequalities of nationhood, carceral punishment, and the workplace shape one another. Prior to his work at NELP, Han was a line defender at the Orleans Public Defenders. He is a first-generation college graduate. Prior to law school, Han worked as a defense investigator for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, the juvenile public defender in his hometown of New Orleans.
christina ong is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh studying the development of Asian America in the 1960s-1980s through an in-depth case study of New York City’s the Basement Workshop. She also serves as the Project Manager and Qualitative Committee Co-Lead for the AAPI COVID-19 Project, a multidisciplinary mixed-methods study on how COVID-19 is impacting AAPI lives in the United States. Her research interests span topics related to diaspora, racial justice, and transnational feminisms.
Vivian Shaw is a College Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University and the Lead Researcher (co-PI) for the AAPI COVID-19 Project, a multi-method investigation into the impacts of the pandemic on the lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin with graduate portfolios in Asian American Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies. From 2018-2019, Vivian was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Weatherhead Center for International Relations’ Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, also at Harvard.
Elena Shih is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where she directs a human trafficking research cluster through Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Shih’s book project, “Manufacturing Freedom: Trafficking Rescue, Rehabilitation, and the Slave Free Good” (under contract with University of California Press), is a global ethnography of the transnational social movement to combat human trafficking in China, Thailand, and the United States. Shih is an outreach organizer with Red Canary Song, a grassroots coalition of massage workers, sex workers, and allies in New York City.
Co-sponsors: Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 12:00pm
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 01:15pm
SPEAKER: Asif Siddiqi, Professor of History, Fordham University
The Indian state’s broken pacts with Indigenous communities, the so-called ‘scheduled tribes’ or Adivasi, resulted in massive displacements in the name of environmental, territorial, and infrastructural sovereignty, yet none have given rise to such troubling paradoxes as those implemented to build rocket launch sites. To make way for a new space center in Andhra Pradesh, in 1970, the government of India forcibly removed and resettled a large population of Yanadi people. More than fifty years later, the profound and permanent disruptions caused by this dislocation continue to reverberate in the deep social and economic precarity of the Yanadi. I recover this story as a starting point to highlight two broader intersecting frames. The first positions India’s emergent technoscientific projects in the decades after independence as reproducing certain forms of violence redolent of colonial science. The second finds echoes of such violence in infrastructural entanglements across the world in places like Algeria, Kenya, California, Kazakhstan, the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and elsewhere. I argue that the violence of displacement, dislocation, and damage, accompanied by local resistance, were not appendices to the long history of spaceflight but fundamental to it, as space activities unfolded through deeply colonial-minded practices. Moreover, I argue that such initiatives functioned squarely within the modernist aspirations of individual states, the international scientific community, and often, ordinary people, activated by the desires and promise that space exploration invoked.
Asif Siddiqi is Professor of History at Fordham University, where he works on the global history of science and technology in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Science and Technology in Asia Seminar Series is sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and convened by Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of History of Science.
Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 10:30am
Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 11:45am
Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project for a conversation with Kenneth I. Juster, former U.S. Ambassador to India and HKS alumnus, about the U.S.-India relationship.
Ambassador Juster will discuss major achievements in the U.S.-India partnership in the areas of diplomacy, defense, economic relations, energy, and health over the past four years as well as issues on the horizon such as the rise of China and trade policy. Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Doug Elmendorf, will introduce Ambassador Juster, and Faculty Chair, Nicholas Burns will moderate this discussion.
Please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Visit the Future of Diplomacy Project website for full event details.
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 09:00am
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:00am
SESSION I: NEUROSCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – AN ONGOING DIALOGUE
9:00 – 9:45 am EST // 6:30 – 7:15 pm IST
- Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University
- Venkatesh Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology; Director Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Q&A moderated by Professor Tarun Khanna
SESSION II: THE B4 PROGRAM: A TEMPLATE FOR FUTURE US – INDIA, PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
9:50 – 11:00 am EST // 7:20 – 8:30 pm IST (Panel discussion + Q&A)
- Philippe Cluzel, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University
- Parvathi Sreekumar, B4 Fellow’17; Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India
- Ramya Purkanti, B4 Fellow ’17; Post-doctoral Fellow with Dr. Nadine Vastenhouw, The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
- Ajay Labade, B4 Fellow ’21; Postdoctoral Fellow, Buenrostro Lab, Harvard University
Discussion moderated by Professor Venkatesh Murthy
The Building Bharat Boston Biosciences (B4) Program is a collaboration between The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Global Research Support Centre India, IBAB, and IISER, and funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 10:00am
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:15am
- Mahua Acharya, CEO, Convergence Energy Services Ltd. India
- Abhishek Malhotra, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
- Narasimha Rao, Associate Professor of the Environment, Yale School of the Environment
- Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
India is a vital player in global efforts to deploy clean energy and address climate change – while at the same time widening energy access and fostering economic growth. Expert speakers will consider India’s energy transition and approaches to climate-change policy – both domestically and in collaboration with the global community.
This event is organized and sponsored by The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University; Harvard University Center for the Environment; Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; and the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School. The Harvard Global Institute provided generous support for this event.