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Mental Health in Disaster Response – Local and International Perspectives

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Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 05:30pm

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Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 08:00pm

The Aman Foundation and the Harvard University South Asia Institute have co-sponsored this conference on mental health in the wake of natural and manmade disasters in Pakistan.

Coping in the Wake of Disasters: Long term Effects of Traumatic “Life-Changing” Situations

Sharmeen Khan, Clinical Psychologist

Sharmeen Khan is a Karachi-based mental health professional and a human rights activist. She has successfully run various campaigns to provide relief at several disasters from the earthquake of 2005 to the earthquake of 2015, as well as other natural and manmade disasters both in Pakistan and abroad. She spearheaded the Naya Jeevan initiative of providing psychological help to survivors of the Army Public School, Peshawar attack. Sharmeen is currently working towards completing a PhD in Disaster Psychology at the University of Karachi.

Panel Discussion:

Dr. Ruth Barron, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dr. Mihir Bhatt, Founder and Director, All India Disaster Management Institute

Dr. Jennifer Leaning, FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health; Director FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University

Dr. Ayesha Mian, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Junaid Razzak, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Former CEO, AMAN Healthcare Services

This event will be followed by an invitation-only roundtable discussion from the 17th-18th of December 2015 with key stakeholders in mental health and disaster management in Pakistan. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please send an email with a 250 word bio about yourself to: shajia_sarfraz@mail.harvard.edu


South Asia Week 2015: Ambassador Husain Haqqani – Pakistan and US: Dealing with Divergent Interests?

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Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 08:30am

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Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:00am

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Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

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

Ambassador Husain Haqqani examines the tenuous relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan in a seminar co-sponsored by the India and South Asia Program.

A Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011 and is widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during a critical phase in the global war on terrorism. His distinguished career in government includes serving as an advisor to four Pakistani Prime ministers, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi. He also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka in 1992-93.

Ambassador Haqqani’s 2005 book “Pakistan Between Mosque and Military” has been praised in major international journals and newspapers as a path-breaking book on Pakistan’s political history. The book received favorable reviews in Foreign Affairs, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and academic journals and has sold more copies than any other academic book on Pakistan in the last decade.

Ambassador Haqqani is the Director of the Center of International Relations, and a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University. His specializations include: Diplomacy, Muslim Political Movements, International Journalism, Intercultural Relations, South Asia, Central Asia, South-East Asia, the Middle-East, and U.S.-Pakistan Relations.

Cosponsored with the Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School


South Asia Week 2015: Ambassador Jalil Jilani on US-Pakistan relations

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 02:30pm

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 04:00pm

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Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

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

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.


Innovative Solutions to India’s Healthcare Problems

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Tue, Feb 24, 2015

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Tue, Feb 24, 2015

SAI San Francisco Series Event

Speakers Piya Sorcar, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, TeachAIDS, representatives from USAID, and Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard University South Asia Institute, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School, will discuss the current ecosystem surrounding India’s healthcare system, and avenues that should be further explored for identifying worthwhile investments in healthcare. While there has been an enormous influx of pilot initiatives to improve the health and welfare of Indian citizens, how do you identify and evaluate those ideas that are sustainable on a broad scale?

This event is in collaboration with the South Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum and USAID.

By invitation only.


Pakistan: From Crisis to Crisis

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Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 04:15pm

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Wed, Mar 4, 2015

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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.