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Unarmed and Upright: Against State-Sanctioned Sectarianism in Pakistan

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00pm

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

VENUE
Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Wiener Auditorium
Taubman Building
Kennedy School

Mohammad Jibran Nasir, Lawyer, Political Activist, Anchor (formerly Dawn) News, Blogger, Co-founder #HumQadam #PakistanForAll

Cosponsored with the Pakistan Caucus at HKS and South Asian Business Association at HBS

 


The Prisoner

START
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 04:00pm

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

SAI Book Talk

Omar Shahid Hamid, Author

Chair: Anila Daulatzai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Omar Shahid Hamid has served with the Karachi police for twelve years, most recently as head of counterterrorism. During his service, he has been actively targeted by various terrorist groups and organizations. He was wounded in the line of duty and his office was bombed by the Taliban in 2010. He left Karachi for a sabbatical when there were too many contracts on his life. He has a master’s in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics and a master’s in law from University College London.

Much like the protagonist in his police procedural, The Prisoner, Hamid was forced to navigate the byzantine politics, shifting alliances, and backroom dealings of Karachi police and intelligence agencies. In his novel, Hamid exposes that dark side of Karachi, as only a police officer could. His writing has garnered praise for rejecting a romanticized take on slum life—as is characteristic in Pakistani English literature—in favor of gritty realism.

A thinly veiled fictional interpretation of real-life events, the novel follows Constantine D’Souza, a Christian police officer charged with rescuing kidnapped American journalist Jon Friedland (a.k.a., 2002 captured Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl). With no leads, D’Souza recruits Akbar Khan, a rogue cop imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit (modeled on Pakistan’s famed take-no-prisoners officer Chaudhry Aslam Khan). Caught between Pakistan’s militant ruling party and the Pakistani intelligence agencies, D’Souza finds himself in a race against time to save a man’s life—and the honor of his nation.

Book sale to follow.


Webinar: Planning and Preparedness

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Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 09:00am

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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
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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

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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.


Pakistan: From Crisis to Crisis

START
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 04:15pm

END
Wed, Mar 4, 2015

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

10th Annual Asia Center Tsai Lecture

Asma Jahangir, Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Partner, AGHS Law Associates; former President, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan; former Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Chair: Arthur Kleinman, Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Discussants: Asad A. Ahmed, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Jennifer Leaning, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Co-Sponsored by the Asia Center and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program

Click here to view a video of the event.


Ambassador Richard Olson: The future of US-Pakistan relations

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Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 08:00am

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Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 09:45am

Richard Olson, US Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Chair: Nicholas BurnsSultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, HKS

In a breakfast discussion with  R. Nicholas Burns, HKS, Ambassador Richard Olson will reflect on his experience heading one of the largest US embassies in Islamabad and his views on the US-Pakistan relationship.

Ambassador Olson was sworn in as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on September 24, 2012.

Previously, he served as the Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, from 2011 to 2012. Ambassador Olson also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2008 to 2011. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor.

Olson joined the U.S. Department of State in 1982. He has served in Mexico, Uganda, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates, (where he served both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai), and in Najaf, Iraq. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

His Washington assignments include: State Department Operations Center (twice), NATO Desk, the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs (twice, including as Director), and the Office of Iraqi Affairs, including as Director. He graduated from Brown University in 1981, receiving an A.B. in Law and Society (Honors) and History.

Olson has been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Secretary of State’s Award for Public Outreach, the State Department’s Superior Honor Award (three times), and the Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award (for his service in Iraq).

Cosponsored with the India & South Asia Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS


Pre-Departure Orientation

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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

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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


Webinar: Mass Casualty Triage

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Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 08:30am

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Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:00am

Usha Periyanayagam, MD, International Emergency Medicine Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School

When there are many injured people in an incident, non-medical personal might be needed to begin care of patients. This seminar will teach triage, a simple way to determine the priority of patient treatment, and the basics of treatment of patients.

South Asia is particularly vulnerable to disasters, from terrorist attacks, to floodings, to earthquakes that can affect large populations. In order to address these humanitarian crises, the fundamentals of mass casualty management are critical.

8:30 AM in Cambridge, 6:30 PM in Pakistan, 7 PM in India, 7:30 PM in Sri Lanka, & Bangladesh (* Please note the time variation due to US Daylight Saving Time)

This is the second SAI webinar of the semester on Disaster Management and Emergency Response. Third webinar TBD.

How to participate:

Twitter: @HarvardSAI, #SAIWebinar
Facebook: Harvard SAI
Web: southasiainstitute.harvard.edu
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu

Read more and watch the webinar.


Webinar: Incident Command

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Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 08:30am

END
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:00am

Shawn D’Andrea, MDInstructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

South Asia is particularly vulnerable to disasters, from terrorist attacks, to floodings, to earthquakes that can affect large populations. In order to address these humanitarian crises, the fundamentals of mass casualty management are critical.

This seminar will teach incident command, which is a simple organizational structure that allows a coordinated thoughtful response when the needs of the crisis overwhelm the resources.

8:30 AM in Cambridge, 5:30 PM in Pakistan, 6 PM in India, 6:30 PM in Sri Lanka & Bangladesh.

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
Facebook: Harvard SAI
Web: southasiainstitute.harvard.edu
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu

Read about the webinar and watch a full recording. 

This is the first webinar of the fall semester. The next session will take place on Nov. 19.


Dictatorship and Development: The Dilemma of the Left in Pakistan, 1950s-1960s

START
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

Atiya Khan, SAI Aman Fellow

Chair: Asad Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Harvard University

In the midst of a massive political upheaval in the late 1950s, when the ruling party, the Muslim League, was riven with an internal crisis and leftist groups had forged their alliances in the form of an umbrella organization including labor unions, peasants, and students from both East and West Pakistan in order to push for change, it was General Ayub Khan who wrested control of the state. In a quick move, the left-led student and labor movements were sidelined, frustrating the hopes of reforming democracy. What enabled the rise of the first military dictatorship in Pakistan? Why and how did the left fail to channel the existing discontent into the restoration of democracy?

This presentation attempts to address the failure of democratic politics in Pakistan in the 1950s -1960s by examining the role of the left in accepting the martial rule of Ayub Khan and ways in which leftist organizations wrestled with the social political contradictions of their own context

Progressive politics in Pakistan: Q+A with Atiya Khan