Malavika Jayaram, Fellow, 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
Global Health Seminar
Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Independent University, Bangladesh
Cosponsored with the Department of Global Health and Population Brown Bag Seminar Series
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:30pm
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 01:30pm
SPH Building 1 Room 1208, Harvard School of Public Health
The recent revival of cinema in Pakistan has generated excitement and captured the imagination. A new generation of filmmakers ranging from the conventional to the experimental are exploring the possibilities of re-imagining family, friendship, love, the nation, and retelling ways of injustice and cruelty. Love, War and Other Longings is an invitation to come and participate in these new narrations, to explore their possibilities and examine their implications. What kind of future is this and what representations of the past does it require? What is being celebrated and who is being left out? By bringing film-makers, academics, activists and member of the public together we seek to generate a discussion that expands the potential for film-making in Pakistan, to foster this culture-industry in order to diversify and expand our imaginations, our empathy and our politics.
Cosponsored by the Harvard Asia Center, Brown University Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard Arts and Humanities Division, and the Harvard Pakistan Student Group.
Jeffrey Witsoe, Associate Professor, Union College
Milan Vaishnav, Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Rohit Chandra, PhD Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Sharan Mamidipudi, PhD Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
The upcoming election in Bihar (which will run from late October to early November 2015), is one of the first main political challenges of the incumbent BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is one of the quintessential battles between state and central political parties, and more important is a second round of political face-offs between two notable development-focused leaders: Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi. The outcome of this election will have major implications for both of the candidates’ political parties: Nitish Kumar’s coalition Janata Parivar is currently battling for electoral relevance after their rout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP, on the other hand, needs to prove that it can make political inroads into states, expanding on its broad-based support in the last national election.
The panel will elicit opinions from both speakers on a variety of issues: the current reconfiguration of regional political parties, whether this election is an election of survival for regional parties, the relative importance of identity politics vs. growth performance, how political campaigns are organizing around individual images, and some predictions of what they expect from the elections in terms of outcomes.
Cosponsored with the Harvard Kennedy School India Caucus
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 04:00pm
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 05:30pm
On Sept. 21, students from SAI’s summer program on mobile technology presented their final projects on campus, which focused on using cell phones to improve education and public health in India.
On October 2, musicians Salim and Sulaiman Merchant visited Harvard to reflect on their musical careers and some of their widely acclaimed compositions inspired by Islam’s rich tradition of spirituality and artistic expression.
Sunil Amrith, the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies and Professor of History, joined the Harvard faculty in 2015.
While at Harvard, Dr. Younas will focus his research on two areas: 1) The connection between education and political violence, and 2) the perspectives of the recipient country in situations where donor countries provide grants and loans.
SAI offers research, internship, and language study grants to Harvard graduate students and Harvard College undergraduate students for the winter session.
The Jana Swasthya Project is using a new mobile health surveillance system to help keep the millions of visitors healthy while they’re at the festival.
Mou Banerjee, SAI Graduate Student Associate and History PhD candidate at Harvard, discusses her dissertation ‘A Question of Faith: Christianity, Colonialism, and the Creative World of Indian Intellectuals, 1830-1907.’
SAI is deeply saddened to share the news that Shahab Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Studies at Harvard, passed away.
SAI hosted its first webinar of the semester on September 15 titled ‘Using Cell Phones to Study Behavior: From Individuals to Entire Nations’ with JP Onnela, HSPH.
The exhibit, on display now at Harvard, is designed to raise funds for SAI’s Nepal Research and Reconstruction Fund.
Every year, SAI supports Graduate Student Associates from across the different schools at Harvard whose research focuses on South Asia.
The first webinar, on September 15, will focus on using cell phones to study behavior.
Grant prizes will be awarded to interdisciplinary student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India
Harvard for Nepal is a university-wide initiative that aims to unite Harvard in response to the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015.