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.
Harvard Kennedy School Alumnus Sean Carberry, recently-returned Kabul Bureau Chief for NPR, discusses covering America’s longest war with Anand Gopal, author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes,” in conversation with Future of Diplomacy Project Executive Director, Cathryn Cluver, in a seminar co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center.
Sean Carberry was most recently NPR’s international correspondent based in Kabul. His work was heard on all of NPR’s award-winning programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Prior to moving to Kabul, he was responsible for producing for NPR’s foreign correspondents in the Middle East and “fill-in” reporting. Carberry traveled extensively across the Middle East to cover a range of stories such as the impact of electricity shortages on the economy in Afghanistan and the experiences of Syrian refugees in Turkish camps. Carberry has reported from more than two-dozen countries including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, and Iceland. In 2010, Carberry won the Gabriel Award Certificate of Merit for America Abroad’s “The First Freedom,” and in 2011 was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi Award as lead producer and correspondent for America Abroad’s series, “The Arab World’s Demographic Dilemma.”
Before coming to NPR in 2011, Carberry worked at America Abroad Media where he served as technical director and senior producer in addition to traveling internationally to report and produce radio and multimedia content for America Abroad’s monthly radio news documentaries and website.
Anand Gopal is the author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes,” which he wrote as a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He studies the evolution of insurgencies and revolutionary movements in South Asia and the Middle East. Gopal has reported regularly from throughout the Middle East, where he has covered the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Syria. From 2007-2010, he was an Afghanistan-based correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal.
Cosponsored with The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School
In this first public event of the Future of Diplomacy Project’s annual South Asia Week Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses his country’s relationship with the United States and regional powers in a talk moderated by South Asia Institute Director, Professor Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School.
Ambassador Jilani assumed his responsibilities as Ambassador of Pakistan on January 2, 2014. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Ambassador Jilani served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan from March 2012 to December 2013. He is a career diplomat and has also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union (2009-2012) and as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canberra, Australia (2007-2009).
Ambassador Jilani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies. In his professional life, he has specialized in South Asian affairs and remained Director India (1992-1995), Deputy High Commissioner/Acting High Commissioner to New Delhi (1999-2003) and Director General South Asia and SAARC (2003-2007). In 2005 he also served as the Government’s Spokesman on Foreign Affairs. From 1989 to 1992, Ambassador Jilani served as Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. His other overseas assignments included; Jeddah (1983-1985), London (1985-1988) and Washington (1995-1999).
Cosponsored with The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School.
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, email@example.com if you’d like to join.
A lecture by Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India
The South Asian Politics seminar series is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the MIT Center for International Studies
What is the role of the Ephemeral City in the broader discussion about urbanism globally? Professor Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of the Department of Urban Planing and Design (GSD), will moderate a conversation across disciplines about ephemerality in the landscapes of South Asian and Latin American cities. The panel will feature Harvard scholars Felipe Hernandez (GSD), Marianne Potvin (FAS), and Luis Valenzuela (GSD).
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India
Chair: Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Montek Singh Ahluwalia is the former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission for India. For his outstanding contribution to economic policy and public service, he was conferred the prestigious ‘Padma Vibhushan’ by the President of India in 2011.
The Deputy Chairman previously served as the first Director of the newly created Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund. Prior to this he held a number of positions in the Government of India, including Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Commerce Secretary, Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Member of the Planning Commission and Member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. He started his career in the World Bank as a Young Professional, following on from which he held various positions including Chief of the Income Distribution Division.
SAI and MIT-India present: Lecture Series: South Asia and Its Diasporas
Samip Mallick, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive
Pawan Dhingra,Founding Curator of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition: Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Professor and Director, Department of Sociology, Tufts University
Moderated by Vivek Bald, 2014-15 Harvard University Charles Warren Center Fellow Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies & Writing, MIT
Samip Mallick, co-founder and director of the first extensive public digital archive documenting the stories and histories of South Asians in the United States, and Pawan Dhingra, founding curator of the first large-scale national exhibition devoted to the lives and pasts of Indian Americans, will discuss the goals, approaches, challenges, and reception of their respective initiatives at a moment in which South Asians have reached a new level of presence in the U.S.
Co-sponsored by: Charles Warren Center Seminar on Multimedia History & Literature
Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral MEGACITY book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.
Welcome: Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Remarks: Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University
Panel Discussion: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Reception and book sale to follow.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Meghan Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.