Thu, May 13, 2021 at 08:00am
Thu, May 13, 2021 at 09:30am
5:30-7:00 pm IST/ 8:00-9:30 am ET
Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System Public Webinar Series, in collaboration with Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force
- Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College
- Peter Piot, Director and Handa Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Gautam Menon, Professor of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University
- K. Sujatha Rao, Former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
- K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
Sarah Jacob, Editor/Anchor of ‘We The People’ on NDTV
The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral endeavor that aims to lay out a citizens’ roadmap to achieving universal health coverage for the people of India. Our new webinar series is intended to serve as a platform for public health discourse in India, and a means for academics, practitioners and the public to engage on substantive and timely issues regarding universal health coverage in India.
The Lancet COVID-19 Commission is an interdisciplinary initiative across the health sciences, business, finance, and public policy that was launched in July 2020. It has four themes: to propose recommendations on how best to suppress the epidemic; to address the humanitarian crises arising from the pandemic; addressing the financial and economic crises resulting from the pandemic; and rebuilding an inclusive, fair, and sustainable world. The work of the Commission is supported by twelve Task Forces, in areas ranging from vaccine development, to humanitarian relief strategies, to safe workplaces, to global economic recovery. The India Task Force of the COVID-19 Commission is the only country-specific Task Force, set up in recognition of the unique challenges that India faces in the context of COVID-19.
The first webinar in the series is a joint event with the Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force and will be a panel discussion about the devastating COVID-19 pandemic surge in India – focusing on the short and long-term actions that are needed to address the impact. Leading experts from the medical, scientific, and public policy community will discuss the lessons that need to be learnt and propose what the next steps should be to respond to, and improve, the situation in India. As a Citizens’ Commission, we invite the public to participate in the discussion, provide input and engage with the panelists.
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 04:00pm
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 05:30pm
Panel, Talk, Current Events, Special Event, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Han Lu, Senior Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project
christina ong, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Elena Shih, Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University
Vivian Shaw, College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Co-Principal Investigator, AAPI COVID-19 Project
Han Lu’s work at the National Employment Law Project focuses on how inequalities of nationhood, carceral punishment, and the workplace shape one another. Prior to his work at NELP, Han was a line defender at the Orleans Public Defenders. He is a first-generation college graduate. Prior to law school, Han worked as a defense investigator for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, the juvenile public defender in his hometown of New Orleans.
christina ong is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh studying the development of Asian America in the 1960s-1980s through an in-depth case study of New York City’s the Basement Workshop. She also serves as the Project Manager and Qualitative Committee Co-Lead for the AAPI COVID-19 Project, a multidisciplinary mixed-methods study on how COVID-19 is impacting AAPI lives in the United States. Her research interests span topics related to diaspora, racial justice, and transnational feminisms.
Vivian Shaw is a College Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University and the Lead Researcher (co-PI) for the AAPI COVID-19 Project, a multi-method investigation into the impacts of the pandemic on the lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin with graduate portfolios in Asian American Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies. From 2018-2019, Vivian was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Weatherhead Center for International Relations’ Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, also at Harvard.
Elena Shih is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where she directs a human trafficking research cluster through Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Shih’s book project, “Manufacturing Freedom: Trafficking Rescue, Rehabilitation, and the Slave Free Good” (under contract with University of California Press), is a global ethnography of the transnational social movement to combat human trafficking in China, Thailand, and the United States. Shih is an outreach organizer with Red Canary Song, a grassroots coalition of massage workers, sex workers, and allies in New York City.
Co-sponsors: Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 10:30am
Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 11:45am
Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project for a conversation with Kenneth I. Juster, former U.S. Ambassador to India and HKS alumnus, about the U.S.-India relationship.
Ambassador Juster will discuss major achievements in the U.S.-India partnership in the areas of diplomacy, defense, economic relations, energy, and health over the past four years as well as issues on the horizon such as the rise of China and trade policy. Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Doug Elmendorf, will introduce Ambassador Juster, and Faculty Chair, Nicholas Burns will moderate this discussion.
Please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Visit the Future of Diplomacy Project website for full event details.
Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 12:00pm
Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Professor Kristin Fabbe of the Harvard Business School, and Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, CEO and co-founder of Affectiva, will engage prospective Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program students in an open session on identifying core values as the foundation for effective leadership.
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 09:00am
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:00am
SESSION I: NEUROSCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – AN ONGOING DIALOGUE
9:00 – 9:45 am EST // 6:30 – 7:15 pm IST
- Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University
- Venkatesh Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology; Director Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Q&A moderated by Professor Tarun Khanna
SESSION II: THE B4 PROGRAM: A TEMPLATE FOR FUTURE US – INDIA, PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
9:50 – 11:00 am EST // 7:20 – 8:30 pm IST (Panel discussion + Q&A)
- Philippe Cluzel, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University
- Parvathi Sreekumar, B4 Fellow’17; Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India
- Ramya Purkanti, B4 Fellow ’17; Post-doctoral Fellow with Dr. Nadine Vastenhouw, The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
- Ajay Labade, B4 Fellow ’21; Postdoctoral Fellow, Buenrostro Lab, Harvard University
Discussion moderated by Professor Venkatesh Murthy
The Building Bharat Boston Biosciences (B4) Program is a collaboration between The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Global Research Support Centre India, IBAB, and IISER, and funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 11:00am
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 12:00pm
- Ian Talbot, Director of the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Southampton
- Mohammad Waseem, Professor of Political Science at Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences
- William Milam, Former Ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh, United States Department of State
- Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment, Boston University
This panel will discuss the development of British diplomatic efforts in Pakistan from 1947 through the “War on Terror,” as chronicled in the new book by Ian Talbot, Director of the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Southampton and Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute.
Virtual attendees for the panel will also be provided the opportunity to purchase the book at a discount!
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 10:00am
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:15am
- Mahua Acharya, CEO, Convergence Energy Services Ltd. India
- Abhishek Malhotra, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
- Narasimha Rao, Associate Professor of the Environment, Yale School of the Environment
- Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
India is a vital player in global efforts to deploy clean energy and address climate change – while at the same time widening energy access and fostering economic growth. Expert speakers will consider India’s energy transition and approaches to climate-change policy – both domestically and in collaboration with the global community.
This event is organized and sponsored by The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University; Harvard University Center for the Environment; Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; and the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School. The Harvard Global Institute provided generous support for this event.
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 07:00am
Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 11:00am
Wednesday, March 3, 2021: 7:00 AM EST – 11:00 AM EST // 6:00 PM BST – 10:00 PM BST
Thursday, March 4, 2021: 7:00 AM EST – 11:00 AM EST // 6:00 PM BST – 10:00 PM BST
Register here to receive the Zoom link to both days of the conference.
Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan in 1971. To mark 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University is holding virtual conference on March 3 and 4, 2021. The conference will highlight the arc of Bangladesh’s history from the Language Movement through the Liberation War to the present – and the future.
Panelists will discuss a wide range of topics, including the remarkable economic and human development of independent Bangladesh and the important role of civil society in its development. This arc will be traced and analyzed through a set of panel presentations by leading Bangladeshi scholars and activists moderated by international scholars who have worked on and in Bangladesh.
To view the agenda for both days and the panelists who will be speaking at the event, click here.
Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 09:00am
Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 10:15am
9:00 AM–10:15 AM ET // 7:30–8:45 PM IST
The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral initiative to lay out the path to universal health coverage in India. Its guiding principle is that structural change toward universal health coverage can only be achieved through consultative and participatory engagement with the diverse sectors involved in healthcare and, most importantly, with India’s citizenry.
This event aims to introduce the Commission to the Harvard community and invite students, researchers, faculty, and alumni to participate in the initiative. It will consist of a panel discussion featuring several of the Commission’s co-chairs and commissioners, who are leading voices from across India’s healthcare landscape. They will discuss the Commission’s five work streams (citizens’ engagement, financing, governance, human resources, and technology) and ways to get involved.
Those interested in participating in the Commission are encouraged to fill out this survey. For more on the Commission, please read the launch commentary in the Lancet and visit the Commission website.
- Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University
- Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd.
- Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India
- Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Co-founder, Sangath
- Sharad Sharma, Co-founder, iSPIRT Foundation
- S.V. Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Harvard University
- Rajani Ved, Former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre
This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Club of India, the Harvard Club of Mumbai, the Harvard Business School Club of India, the Harvard Club of Bengaluru, The Harvard Business School India Research Center, and the Harvard T.H. Chan India Research Center.
Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 06:30am
Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 07:30am
The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral endeavor to lay out the roadmap to achieving universal health coveragefor the people of India. The Lancet is a leading international medical journal that has paved the way for medical reforms and global health discussions around the world.The Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System will be the first participatory report of its kind to be published by the journal.
A guiding principle for this Commission is that structural change towards UHC can only be attained through consultative and participatory engagement with the diverse sectors involved in healthcare and, most importantly, with India’s citizenry. The Commission has already brought together leaders from academia, the scientific community, civil society, and private healthcare to spearhead this effort. We now aim to go beyond the traditional boundaries of expertise to actively engage stakeholders whose voices have rarely been heard in previous reports: those who deliver healthcare and those who receive it. We envision our efforts be underpinned by a Citizens’ Commission, an unprecedented attempt to gather insights from across the country through grassroots surveys, public consultations, and online discussions.
The launch event on December 11th aims to formally announce the Lancet Citizens’ Commission to the public. It will consist of a panel discussion among three leading voices in healthcare, followed by a conversation among co-chairs, commissioners and the public on the Commission’s aim and the Indian health system more broadly.
- Tarun Khanna, Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd.
- Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
- Gagandeep Kang, Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore
- Pamela Das, Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet
- K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, GoI
- Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO
- V.K. Paul, Member, NITI Aayog