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The US Election’s Impact on South Asia

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020 from 02:00pm — 03:15pm

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Webinar

Join via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99466323023 Join via YouTube: https://youtu.be/V_OIBk8x9uo Ronak Desai, Research Associate at the Mittal Institute, will moderate a discussion between Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India, and Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, as they explore how the potential outcomes of the US presidential election may impact the region of […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in China, India, and the United States

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Mon, Nov 9, 2020 from 08:15pm — 09:30pm

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Webinar

Register to join: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_clDc-z0UQsuNO0ykYoNf5g Moderator Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School Panelists Xiao Shuiyuan, Professor, Central South University, Xianya School of Public Health Yifeng Xu, President, Shanghai Mental Health Center; Head & Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; Director, WHO/Shanghai […]

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The Future of Higher Education

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Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 08:00am

What does the future of internationalization in higher education look like after the global pandemic? Trends in higher education have for a long time pointed toward ever greater internationalization of student enrollments, teaching staff, curricular content, and research networks. The general consensus is that this has been for the good: young people enjoy richer learning opportunities […]

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Webinar: Science, Business, and Vaccine Development to Combat the Pandemic

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Wed, Jun 10, 2020 from 08:30am — 09:45am

Panelists Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School & Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute & Vice Chairperson of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Umang Vohra, Managing Director & Global Chief Executive Officer, Cipla Ltd. David E. Bloom, […]

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COVID-19: Reopening — Public Health and the Economy

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Thu, Jun 11, 2020 from 12:30pm — 02:00pm

Watch live on YouTube As global economies gradually reopen, how are governments balancing economic recovery with concerns for public health? This event brings together scholars from economics, public health, and political science to discuss how different regions of the globe are approaching the complex demands of reopening. Speakers Chi-Man (Winnie) Yip, Professor of the Practice […]

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COVID-19: Implications for the Global Economy

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Tue, Jun 9, 2020 from 12:30pm — 02:00pm

Watch live on YouTube COVID-19 has created a major and lasting impact on the global economy. Join experts on five of the world’s major economies—the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India, and China—as they discuss the uneven economic shock of this global pandemic, as well as how these economies might recover in the coming years. Speakers Natalia […]

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Webinar: Educational Responses to COVID-19 in South Asia

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Fri, May 22, 2020 from 09:30am — 10:30am

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED 9:30–10:30 AM EST // 6:30–7:30 PM PKT // 7:00–8:00 PM IST // 7:30–8:30 PM BST Venue: Virtual via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83985695617 This event will also be streamed on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MittalInstitute/ Moderator Zainab Qureshi, LEAPS Director, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Harvard Kennedy School Panelists Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Director, Center for International Development; Sumitomo-Foundation […]

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Webinar: The Neglected Epidemics in India: How Will COVID-19 Affect Them?

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Thu, May 14, 2020 from 09:00am — 10:30am

9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:00–7:30 PM PKT // 6:30–8:00 PM IST // 7:00–8:30 PM BST Venue: Virtual via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95936810474 Speakers Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Lucicia Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition […]

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Webinar: The Labor of Fashion, the Global COVID-19 Crisis, and the Politics of Resistance in Bangladesh

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Fri, Jun 12, 2020 from 09:00am — 10:30am

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED 9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:00–7:30 PM PKT // 6:30–8:00 PM IST // 7:00–8:30 PM BST Virtual via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99118872916 Stream via YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/JgegRQEm1UY Moderators Dr. Elora Chowdhury, Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston Dr. Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University Speakers […]

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South Asia Youth Resilience Summit

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Thu, Apr 16, 2020 - Sat, Apr 18, 2020

More information here: https://bylc.org/resiliencesummit2020/ Facebook Live: facebook.com/youthleadershipcenter South Asia, home to more than one-fourth of the world’s population, is set to be one of the hardest hit regions in the world by COVID-19, as the region endures prolonged lockdowns. The economic impact here is likely to be greater than the health impact, as countries in […]

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Webinar: The Science Behind COVID-19

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Fri, Apr 24, 2020 from 09:00am — 10:30am

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED 9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:30–8:00 PM IST Venue: Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97716400365 Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Panelists: Dr. Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dr. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science […]

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Webinar: The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia

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Fri, Apr 17, 2020 from 09:00am — 10:30am

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:30–8:00 PM IST

Venue: https://zoom.us/j/95140903915

Moderator:
Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

Panelists:
Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Professor, BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Senior Fellow of the Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution
Dr. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

What has been the impact of the policy response to COVID-19 on the ground in South Asia? Were these policies proportionate and appropriate? What consequences might they have? This panel will offer an overview of the varied in-region responses to the virus and their impact on the health system and social sector.

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