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SAI Event Topic : Science Technology and Energy

Decarbonizing India’s Energy Economy

Register for the Decarbonizing India’s Energy Economy talk Speaker: Professor Michael B. McElroy, Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies at Harvard University and Chair of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment India, the second most populous country on the planet, has enormous energy demands. It is investing billions in renewable power, with the goal of […]

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“Practically No Habitation”: The Yanadi Community and the Colonial Violence of Spaceflight

WHEN
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 from 12:00pm — 01:15pm

VENUE
Webinar

Register here to join the webinar. 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 […]

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Can Science Make Sense of Life? The Politics of CRISPR Regulation

WHEN
Fri, Jan 17, 2020 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
C-Camp, LH1, Bengaluru

ADDRESS
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bengaluru 560 065, Karnataka, India

Since the discovery of the structure of DNA and the birth of the genetic age, a powerful vocabulary has emerged to express science’s growing command over the matter of life. Armed with knowledge of the code that governs all living things, biology and biotechnology are poised to edit, even rewrite, the texts of life to […]

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Between the Yogi and the Commissar

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Mon, Nov 4, 2019 from 04:15pm — 05:45pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Between the Yogi and the Commissar: Imagining De-Colonial Science in Postcolonial India, c. 1952–1977 Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Moderated by Victor Seow, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University For the generation of political leaders who took charge of the newly independent Indian state in 1947, the world seemed […]

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Data Privacy 3.0: Are We Ready for AI in South Asia?

WHEN
Tue, Oct 8, 2019 from 05:00pm — 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

How can India take advantage of data to achieve its developmental objectives while balancing the need for personal privacy? The recently implemented Account Aggregator framework tries to establish a digital consent architecture to allow post-collection transfers of data. This will unlock a number of financial models to serve those who are not currently part of the formal banking systems. But at the same time, this can have a serious impact on personal privacy. A similar model is being attempted in the health system, and that too has similar repercussions. The speakers on this panel will delve into the interplay between data transfer and personal privacy in both the financial and healthcare systems.

Speakers:

Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal, India
I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Moderator: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, the Mittal Institute

This event is co-sponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

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Harnessing Science to Serve Humanity: Vision of Tata Institute for Genetics and Society

This seminar will focus on scientific advancements in research on human health and agriculture in India and the vision of the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS) in this field. TIGS is a collaborative research institution that aims to improve health security and food security for India. Dr. Suresh Subramani, Global Director at TIGS […]

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Energizing India: Scenarios for India’s Energy Future

WHEN
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
Littauer 280, Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Littauer 280
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Suman Bery, former chief economist, Shell Corporation Moderator: Rohit Chandra, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Kennedy School Suman Bery will present some of the results and larger ideas of a joint study conducted by Shell and various Indian think tanks about potential scenarios for India’s energy future. He will discuss India’s energy mix, constraints and possibilities on its […]

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Assessing Impact of Feed-in-Tariff on Electric Grids in the Developing World: A Socio-economic Perspective

WHEN
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S450
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Science and Technology Seminar Fahad Javed, Aman Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute Discussant: Afreen Siddiqi, Visiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Feed-in-tariffs to support solar photovoltaic (PV) cells deployment for home consumers has been one of the most actively supported policy measure across the globe for a […]

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Energy Access in Remote Communities – A Practitioner’s Experience

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Wed, Oct 19, 2016 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

Science and Technology Seminar Anshuman Lath, Co-Founder, Gram Oorja  Chair: Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Visiting professor, MIT; Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development, Comillas University Gram Oorja Solutions Private Limited (www.gramoorja.in), founded in 2007, has worked in over 120 remote villages of India, providing electricity, drinking water and cooking fuel to tribal communities. A key feature […]

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Mobile Technology Summer Program Final Presentation

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Mon, Sep 21, 2015 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

SAI Special Event This summer, with support from Harvard’s President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences, SAI ran an 8-week summer program in India for Harvard College students to explore the potential of mobile technology to enable economic and social mobility, which combined academic coursework and experiential learning. The program culminated in a final project, which the […]

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Climate Change Diplomacy: The Road to Paris 2015

WHEN
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 04:30pm

VENUE
Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor
Taubman Building
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Science, Technology and Energy Seminar Jairam Ramesh, Economist, Member of the Indian National Congress, Fisher Family Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Ramesh is a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and a leader in international climate negotiations. A Member of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh was chief negotiator for India at the 2009 United Nations […]

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Environmental Inspections in India

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
Harvard Kennedy School L-382

ADDRESS
Harvard Kennedy School, L-382
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA

Science, Technology and Energy Seminar Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Sponsored by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program’s Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy Seating is limited. Seminars in this series are presentations and fairly technical economics papers. Some background in economics is helpful. 

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