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Mon, August 17, 2015  /  Delhi, India

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book Launch

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute for the launch of Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity.

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book consolidates research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

This launch event will feature faculty leaders from Harvard’s various schools, who will share lessons learned from the project.

Location and time to be announced.

Please RSVP to Namrata Arora, narora@hbs.edu.

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Mon, Aug 17, 2015

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Mon, Aug 17, 2015

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Delhi, India

ADDRESS
Delhi, India

Thu, July 30, 2015  /  CGIS Knafel Concourse

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Exhibition

Special Exhibition

On display in CGIS Knafel from May 18 until the end of July 2015.

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

Click here to view photos of the exhibit.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015

VENUE
CGIS Knafel Concourse

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Mon, June 22, 2015  /  Bangalore, India

Harvard Global Networking Night

The Harvard Alumni Association invites you to join fellow local alumni for Global Networking Night on Monday, June 22, 2015. Global Networking Night is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network; the last event drew more than 5,500 alumni in more than 75 locations.

Attendance is free. Register to reconnect with classmates and make new connections.

Sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Contact in Bengaluru. Contact Jodi Prins with any questions.

Register here.

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Smokehouse Deli Lavelle

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Mon, Jun 22, 2015

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Mon, Jun 22, 2015

VENUE
Bangalore, India

ADDRESS
Bangalore, India

Mon, June 22, 2015  /  New Delhi

Harvard Global Networking Night

The Harvard Alumni Association invites you to join fellow local alumni for Global Networking Night on Monday, June 22, 2015. Global Networking Night is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network; the last event drew more than 5,500 alumni in more than 75 locations.

Attendance is free. Register to reconnect with classmates and make new connections.

Sponsored by the Harvard Club of India. Contact Namita Wahi with any questions.

Event to be held at Rick’s, Taj Mansingh Due to venue age restrictions, this event is 21+.

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mon, Jun 22, 2015

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Mon, Jun 22, 2015

VENUE
New Delhi

Fri, June 5, 2015 - Sat, June 6, 2015  /  CGIS South, S010

Transformation Challenges and Opportunities for the Bangladesh Garment Industry

Bangladesh Development Conference 2015

Register here.

This conference will look at identifying and solving the challenges in the transformation of the Bangladesh Garment Industry, analyzing the tools and metrics to measure progress and recommending the best practices for sustainable development.

Participants include:

Government and Non Government Organizations of Bangladesh, USA, and development partner countries, international academics and experts, BGMEA, BKMEA, international brands and retailers, ALLIANCE, ACCORD, workers rights groups, labor organizations, United Nations agencies, international financial institutes.

Cosponsored with SAI, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and International Sustainable Development Institute, Inc.

Contact: Mohammed Iqbal Yousuf, mohammed_yousuf@dfci.harvard.edu

Click here for the detailed schedule.

 

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Fri, Jun 5, 2015

END
Sat, Jun 6, 2015

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Mon, May 18, 2015 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel Concourse

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Exhibit Opening

Join the Harvard South Asia Institute as we celebrate the end of the year with the opening of the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity exhibit in CGIS.

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

 

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Mon, May 18, 2015 at 05:00pm

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Mon, May 18, 2015 at 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel Concourse

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Thu, May 14, 2015 from 04:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S010

Consequences and Responses: Lessons from and for Nepal

Special Event

4:00-5:30pm: Panel I, Public Health, Water and Sanitation and Rebuilding of Places and Heritage Sites

Co Moderator: Xeno Acharya, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health; Students For Nepal

Jarrod GoentzelDirector, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab; Lecturer, MIT

Michael HooperAssociate Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Daniele LantagneUsen Family Career Development Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University

Atul Pokharel, Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies, Brown University

6:00-7:30pm: Panel II, Equity in Humanitarian Efforts

Co Moderator: Anuraj Jha, Harvard Kennedy School; Students For Nepal

Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Ankit Rauniyar, Master’s Candidate, Real Estate Development, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Pukar Malla, Executive Director, Daayitwa and Former Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair and Moderator: Jennifer LeaningFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; HSPH, Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

7:30pm: Candlelight Vigil, Steps of Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

 

Cosponsored with Students for Nepal

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Thu, May 14, 2015 at 04:00pm

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Thu, May 14, 2015 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Thu, May 14, 2015 from 07:30pm - 8:30pm  /  Memorial Church

Harvard for Nepal Candlelight Vigil

Join the Harvard South Asia Institute and Students for Nepal as we gather to remember the victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.

Steps of Memorial Church, Harvard Yard.

4:00 – 7:30PM: Consequences and Responses: Lessons from and for Nepal Panel Discussion
CGIS South S010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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Thu, May 14, 2015 at 07:30pm

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Thu, May 14, 2015 at 8:30pm

VENUE
Harvard for Nepal Candlelight Vigil

ADDRESS
Harvard Yard

Thu, May 7, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30 pm  /  Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th Floor, HSPH

Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Nepal

What is known about disaster response to major earthquakes affecting large urban areas? What was predicted to occur in Kathmandu in the event of a major earthquake–even before one occurred? How canhumanitarian aid agencies and other nations work with the government of Nepal as the country moves from immediate response to long-term recovery and rebuilding needs? And what role can the Nepali diaspora and U.S. institutions–including universities and medical centers–in helping Nepal rebuild?

Join us for a live webcast addressing these issues featuring Dr. Jennifer Leaning, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Kai Hsiao, an MPH student at the Harvard Chan School who before the earthquake hit had studied the vulnerabilities Kathmandu and Nepal would likely face from such an event.
Watch live: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/live-webcast-thursday-may-7-humanitarian-response-to-the-crisis-in-nepal/

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Thu, May 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

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Thu, May 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

VENUE
Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Nepal

ADDRESS
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115