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Harvard Faculty Club

Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Bangladesh Rising: Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School

START
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 08:00am

END
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 09:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Faculty Club

ADDRESS
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The Economist reported last September that it is “a good moment to celebrate Bangladesh’s economic progress. Its annual growth has averaged more than 6% over the past ten years and has run above 7% over the past two.” More than celebrating, Bangladesh Rising conference will discuss how Bangladesh can maintain its momentum, and potentially accelerate the growth achieved in the last decade. The conference will host practitioners, academics, and high-level government officials to discuss the ways the country can advance further and avoid pitfalls. It will include important topics such as financial inclusion, foreign investment, generation and provision of electricity, and sustainable development goals, among others.

REGISTRATIONhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/bangladesh-rising-2018-international-conference-at-harvard-university-tickets-43058369743

EVENT WEBSITE: https://growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/files/growthlab/files/bangladesh_full_program_may_10.pdf?m=1525959012

SPEAKERS: 

  • Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
  • Stuart L. Hart, Professor, University of Vermont, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World
  • Charles Lacy, Angel investor in Bangladesh, President of Barred Rock Fund and former President of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh
  • Abul Kalam Azad, Principal SDG Coordinator at Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office
  • Kazi Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority
  • Paban Chowdhury, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority
  • Mashiur Rahman, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Government of Bangladesh
  • Roger Wagner, Expert lawyer in energy sector
  • Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of Summit Group
  • Deepesh Nanda, CEO of Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia at GE Power
  • Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director at Microsoft Bangladesh
  • Anika Chowdhury, Head of Business Development at Square Pharmaceuticals
  • Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO at Green Delta Insurance
  • Tanjib-ul-Alam, Head of Tanjib Alam & Associates
  • Mainuddin Monem, Managing Director at Abdul Monem Economic Zone
  • Jamaluddin Ahmed, General Secretary, Bangladesh Economic Association
  • Ahmad Zuaiter, Founder and Managing Partner at Jadara Capital Partners
  • Meera Narayanaswamy, Senior Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets at IFC

India’s National Security Calculus

START
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

VENUE
Harvard Faculty Club

ADDRESS
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Free and open to the public.

 

The Use of Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility for Social Change in South Asia and the US

START
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:00pm

END
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Harvard Faculty Club

ADDRESS
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

SAI Special Event

This event seeks to explore challenges and successes of private and corporate philanthropy in South Asia in a comparative lens to philanthropy in the US. What are the enabling factors in the US that promote philanthropy?  How do these compare to India’s enabling factors? For example, India is the first country to have corporate social responsibility legislation, mandating that companies give 2% of their net profits to charitable causes. How has this changed the landscape of corporate philanthropy? What lessons can the US and South Asia learn from each other?

Harvard Crimson: Panel Highlights Philanthropy Models Across Nations

Lunch will be served.

Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson,  Arghyam; Author of Uncommon Ground: Dialogues between Business and Social Leaders and Stillborn

Rohini Nilekani is Founder-Chairperson, Arghyama foundation she has personally endowed to fund initiatives in ‘safe, sustainable water for all’. Since 2005, Arghyam has supported projects in water and sanitation all around India. Arghyam also facilitates the India Water Portal, which has become a singular resource for the sector. As a committed philanthropist, she continues to fund work in areas such as governance and accountability, independent media, education and research and environmental sustainability.
Full bio.

Geeta Pradhan, Associate Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

Geeta Pradhan is Associate Vice President of Programs at The Boston Foundation, responsible for overseeing and advancing community goals across five program areas:  Education, Health, Jobs, Neighborhoods, and the Arts. She also leads the Foundation’s investment and alignment efforts along the Fairmount Corridor designed to generate transformational opportunities created by new transit investments in Boston’s lowest income neighborhoods. Over her decade of work at the Boston Foundation, Geeta co-created the Boston Indicators Project, launched a 5-year special initiative on the digital divide in Boston, and developed a strategy to support the nonprofit sector. She helped create Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofits, Neighborhood Stabilization Loan Fund to turn around foreclosed properties in neighborhoods; and the Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits to support transformational collaborations and mergers among nonprofits. Geeta has over twenty five years of experience in the field of community development.

Chair: Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor in the Social Enterprise Initiative, Harvard Business School

Cosponsored by the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at the Center for Public Leadership