Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 09:00am
Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 10:30am
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:30–8:00 PM IST
Venue: Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97716400365
- Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Dr. Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Dr. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
- Dr. Victoria D’Souza, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
This panel will provide a deeper understanding of the science behind the COVID-19 virus. Panelists will explore the place of science in the COVID-19 response, as well as transmission of the virus throughout South Asia using mobile network data.
Please note that there will be a maximum attendance capacity to the above Zoom session. A link to the session will be provided on our website, social media platforms, and to our mailing list the day prior to the event.
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 09:00am
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 10:30am
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:30–8:00 PM IST
Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Professor, BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Senior Fellow of the Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution
Dr. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
What has been the impact of the policy response to COVID-19 on the ground in South Asia? Were these policies proportionate and appropriate? What consequences might they have? This panel will offer an overview of the varied in-region responses to the virus and their impact on the health system and social sector.
Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 03:00pm
Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 06:00pm
Jacqueline Bhabha (Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) will be in conversation with Neha J Hiranandani to discuss her book Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules. The discussion will focus on the challenges young women still face when it comes to access to education and health while negotiating with the societal expectations. Keeping in with the theme of Neha Hiranandani’s Girl Power – a book about bringing forth the stories of ‘rebel women’ in India – it will ponder on the factors that contribute to the success of many who do break the mould, against the odds.
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 06:00pm
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 08:00pm
Speaker: Naveen Bharathi, Mittal Institute Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020
Moderator: Satish Deshpande, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics
This presentation will show how residential caste-segregation is independent of city size, using the first-ever large-scale evidence of neighborhood-resolution data from 147 of the largest cities in contemporary India. Bharathi will discuss one of the central conundrums in Indian urbanism — the persistence of caste segregation across the country, and across cities of varying sizes. This finding punctures a hole in one of the central normative promises of India’s urbanization: the gradual withering of traditional caste-based segregation. The talk will provide further fine-grained evidence on the ghettoization of the most spatially marginalized groups in urban India: Muslims and Dalits.
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 06:00pm
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 08:30pm
How should societies identify and promote merit? Enabling all people to fulfill their full potential and ensuring that competent and capable leaders are selected to govern are central challenges for any society. Failure to meet these challenges can have enormous costs, for individuals and for societies as a whole. The richness of China’s historical experience and its distinctive current practices offer useful tools for reflection and comparative analysis. Does the case of China offer any lessons – positive or negative – for India to consider?
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:00pm
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:30pm
India’s coal industry is highly contested today. Between the immediacy of coal shortages, the transition to renewable energy, and air pollution problems, the long history of the coal industry and India’s deep economic and social dependence on the fuel gets lost in conversation. In this talk, Rohit will give a brief historical sketch of the Indian coal industry, and discuss some of the reasons why Coal India as both a company and a developmental actor has persisted, and is likely to persist in the near future. In particular, he will discuss the political and financial adaptations of the Indian coal industry since its nationalization in the early 1970s and some of the characteristics which differentiate it from other PSUs.
Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 06:00pm
Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 07:30pm
Economic corridors — ambitious infrastructural development projects throughout Asia and Africa — are dramatically redefining the shape of urbanization. As these corridors cut across croplands, the conversion of agricultural lands into new urban uses has erupted in volatile land conflicts. This talk will focus on urbanization along the first economic corridor built in India, the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Bish Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, Director of the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies/Humphrey Fellows Program, MIT
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Susan Fainstein, Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 04:00am
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 06:00am
This talk-cum-demonstration will focus on the development of the Soft Robotics STEM kit for students designed by researchers at Harvard Biodesign Lab.
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 06:00pm
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 07:30pm
After the 1880s, Mysore was established as the home of the royal family. Despite its interrupted and uncertain status as a “capital” city, it became the site of an experiment in ornamentalism by the 20th century. It was among the first cities in India to have a City Improvement Trust in 1903, a few years after the Bombay Improvement Trust was set up in 1898. In the Trust’s negotiations with the municipality on the one hand, and the Palace establishment on the other, we see a specific form of material and temporal “ordering” that drew as much on the sovereign power of the monarch — though mediated by an increasingly powerful bureaucracy — as on a creative adaptation of the diverse forces, techniques, and devices more properly associated with “governmentality.” How does the invention of Royal Mysore challenge existing conceptions of the colonial city as a site of modernity?
Janaki Nair, Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University