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Webinar: Handcrafted aesthetic goods and markets

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Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 08:30am

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Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 09:30am

SAI and the Tata Trusts invite you to a webinar on ‘Handcrafted aesthetic goods and markets: Bridging paradigms for livelihood regeneration’

Mukti Khaire, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School.

The webinar will address:

  • India’s handicrafts and handlooms crisis
  • Approaches to regenerate the sector
  • How the gap between the handcrafted paradigm and business paradigm can be bridged

This webinar is for practitioners in the handicrafts and handlooms sectors and all those who are interested in knowing more about the current state of the sector and the immense potential it holds for rural livelihood creation.

This is the first of a series of monthly webinars on the handicrafts and handlooms sector until December 2016 as part of the Livelihood Creations Project.

Every webinar in this series is completely free of cost and is open to global participation.

Please register here.

7.00 pm to 8:00 pm IST (8.30 to 9.30 am ET)

 


Webinar: Mobile Health at the Nashik Kumbh Mela

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Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 08:00am

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Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 09:30am

Webinar

Satchit Balsari, Chief, Weill Cornell Global Emergency Medicine Division, and Faculty, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The world’s largest gathering of humanity happens every 12 years on the banks of the Godavari in Nashik, and will reach its peak in August and September, when over a crore people from across the globe are expected to converge on the tier II city. In this session, Professor Balsari will share his experience at the 2015 Nashik Kumbh, where he worked with a medical team to train local doctors on how to use technology to track health information of festival-goers in real time. Professor Balsari will discuss how information from the technology can be used to provide early warnings of potential infectious diseases,and the potential impact of digitized disease surveillance at future events.

8:00 AM in Cambridge, 6:00 PM in Pakistan, 6:30 PM in India, 6:30 PM in Sri Lanka, 7:00 PM in Bangladesh, 6:45PM in Nepal

*Please note the time change due to daylight savings time

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
FacebookHarvardSAI
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu


Webinar: Who owns Big Data?

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Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 08:30am

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Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 10:00am

Webinar

Malavika JayaramFellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; Visiting Scholar with the Surveillance and Every Day Life Group FARS Research Group, the Centre for International Security Studies and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, The University of Sydney

While technologies advance at a rapid pace, the legal and regulatory framework often lags behind, or poses compliance issues across multiple jurisdictions. This session will discuss the major factors impacting data, including access and collection, the privacy and security of personally identifiable information, and transparency about the use and dissemination of data

8:30 AM in Cambridge, 5:30 PM in Pakistan, 6 PM in India, 6 PM in Sri Lanka, 6:30 PM in Bangladesh, 6:15PM in Nepal

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
FacebookHarvardSAI
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu

Join the Facebook event.


Using Cell Phones to Study Behavior: From Individuals to Entire Nations

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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 08:30am

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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 10:00am

Webinar

Watch the live stream here.

JP Onnela, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

Cell phones are no longer just a tool of communication – they are being used to improve the lives of billions of people. As the technology continues to improve, collecting behavioral data is getting easier and less intrusive. Data from cell phones can reveal everything from an individual’s mental health, how pathogens spread, to how social networks function at the societal level. In this session, Professor Onnela will discuss his work on using digital phenotyping to study the behavior of social networks with big data.

8:30 AM in Cambridge, 5:30 PM in Pakistan, 6 PM in India, 6 PM in Sri Lanka, 6:30 PM in Bangladesh, 6:15PM in Nepal

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
FacebookHarvardSAI
Email: sainit@fas.harvard.edu


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

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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
FacebookHarvardSAI
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

 


Postponed: Webinar on Religious Literacy

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Thu, Mar 5, 2015

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Thu, Mar 5, 2015

This webinar has been postponed and will be rescheduled. 

SAI Webinar

Diane Moore, Senior Lecturer on Religious Studies and Education; Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions

Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

 


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

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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.


Why Study the Brain?

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Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 08:30am

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Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00am

SAI Webinar

Venkatesh Murthy, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology Harvard University

How do you sense the world? How do you remember things? How do you sing, play or even just walk? How do you think? Of course, you do all of this with your brain, which has been called the most complex machine in the world. Who you are as a person is largely a function of the brain, from a scientific point of view. This also means that when something goes wrong with the brain there are devastating consequences to the individual as well as society. Naturally, how the brain works is one of the most exciting questions in the world. Professor Murthy will discuss how the study of neuroscience has implications not just for doctors in the clinic, but also for psychologists, educators, computer scientists, musicians, tennis players and just about everyone. He will discuss how the field is incredibly interdisciplinary, and how a student with almost any background can hope to make meaningful contributions to the field. He will also highlight some of the most exciting research topics in neuroscience.

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

Watch live on SAI’s website and submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #SAIWebinar

Join the Facebook event.

More about SAI webinars: https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/sai-webinars/

 

 


Webinar: Women in Politics: The Case of India

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Thu, May 8, 2014 at 08:30am

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Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:00am

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CGIS Knafel K031

ADDRESS
CGIS Knafel K031
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

SAI Webinar

Lakshmi Iyer, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Women lag behind men on many metrics across the world (health, education, wages), including political representation. Professor Iyer will discuss two major questions:
•Does electing women to political office make any difference?
•Given that women comprise only 21.4% of national parliaments across the world, how can women’s representation in political office be increased?

She will review some of her work based on data from India on both of these questions. The results are relevant both for other countries and for other disadvantaged groups.

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

 Join the Facebook group.

Submit your questions on Facebook and on Twitter using the hashtag #SAIWebinar.

Read more about the webinar.


Societal Grand Challenges and the role of Engineering Education in the 21st Century

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Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 08:30am

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Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 10:00am

SAI Webinar

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, SEAS; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS

In our rapidly transforming world, engineering plays an ever more central role, especially in advancing basic science, creating tools and everyday technologies, driving economic development and meeting societal challenges in areas from energy to environment to human health.

In this talk Professor Narayanamurti will examine the changing role of engineering and engineering research and education to address the great societal challenges of the 21st century.  He will discuss the need for educating broadly trained engineers who understand not only how thinks work but also how the world works.  Such engineers will have broad knowledge of various disciplines and understand the enormous value of integrative thinking in addition to reductionist thinking.  They will need to be flexible and adaptable and be able to function in a global marketplace.  Such “renaissance engineers” or “Ivy engineers” will play a key leadership role in the emerging knowledge economy.

Professor Narayanamurti will also spend time discussing emerging science and technological frontiers to address societal problems alluded to earlier.  Translating research discoveries into practice is a key challenge for engineering schools and industrial R & D laboratories.  The need for developing new models for university-industry collaboration and to develop the appropriate intellectual capital will be discussed.

8:30 AM in Cambridge, 6:30 PM in Pakistan, 7 PM in India, 7:30 PM in Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

Read more about the webinar.