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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.

 

 

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015

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CGIS Knafel Concourse

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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
Conference Coordinator
Harvard Medical School DFCI
mohammed_yousuf@dfci.harvard.edu

June 5, 2015: 12pm to 8pm

June 6, 2015: 8am to 8pm

Please register here.

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Fri, Jun 5, 2015

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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.

 

START
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

START
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/

START
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

Wed, May 6, 2015 from 09:00am - 06:00pm  /  Stubbins Gund Hall

Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra

Extreme Urbanism 3
Studio Review with the Participation of The Loeb Fellows

Faculty: Rahul Mehrotra

Teaching Associate: Jose Mayoral Moratilla

Teaching Assistant: Vineet Diwadkar

 Open to the public

START
Wed, May 6, 2015 at 09:00am

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Wed, May 6, 2015 at 06:00pm

VENUE
Stubbins Gund Hall

ADDRESS
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mon, May 4, 2015 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Building a new Nepal – After the Quake

SAI Special Event

Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times.

Chair: Madhav Khosla, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory, Department of Government, Harvard University

On April 25, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake. Almost 5000 people have died and the numbers are steadily increasing. The full scale of losses in terms of human casualties, homes destroyed and cultural heritage reduced to rubble is still not known. The earthquake has tested the already limited resolve of the Nepali state, which is struggling to cope and respond to the disaster – especially in rural areas. In this backdrop, what is the current situation on the ground and challenges ahead for the government? How did Nepal get here and could a functional political order have equipped the country to deal with this better? What will be the possible political implications of this disaster – in terms of the quest for a new constitution? What has been the role of India in relief efforts – and in general in Nepal? Where does the rest of the international community come in? The talk will focus on these and related issues.

 Note: This event was originally scheduled to be titled ‘Remaking a nation: Nepal’s tryst with peace, constitutionalism and sovereignty.’

Learn more about Harvard For Nepal.

 

START
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Mon, May 4, 2015 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Mon, May 4, 2015 from 04:30pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Transforming Indian Cities: A Governance Challenge

Special Event

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia is a renowned Indian economist, with wide experience in the fields of economic growth, productivity, industrial and trade policy reforms, and urban planning and development. She is currently Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a leading think-tank based in New Delhi engaged in policy oriented research. At ICRIER, Dr Ahluwalia is leading a major research and capacity building programme on the challenges of urbanisation in India. She was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in the year 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature.

START
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 04:30pm

END
Mon, May 4, 2015 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA