Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017
Dr. A Ravindra, Chairman, Institute for Social & Economic Change, Bangalore
Adnan Morshed, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America
Mubbashir Rizvi, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Georgetown University
Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
This panel brings together three urban scholars and practitioners from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and it deals with the contemporary challenges facing rapid urbanization in South Asia. This panel presents a unique opportunity to have a cross-cutting conversation across South Asian countries to both situate their planning experiences in their specific contexts, but to also ask if there are any commonalities about the South Asian urban experience. It is also a chance to learn about design and planning practices from across neighboring boundaries.
This year’s Symposium will feature conversations on the topic of democracy across South Asia.
Deadline to apply: February 17, 2016
JP Onnela, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
Cell phones are no longer just a tool of communication – they are being used to improve the lives of billions of people. As the technology continues to improve, collecting behavioral data is getting easier and less intrusive. Data from cell phones can reveal everything from an individual’s mental health, how pathogens spread, to how social networks function at the societal level. In this session, Professor Onnela will discuss his work on using digital phenotyping to study the behavior of social networks with big 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
Film Screening and Discussion
Zara Hayes, Director
Ruth Barron, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chair: Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh is the worst industrial disaster of the 21st century, in which over 1100 people died and thousands more were injured. Through a series of compelling interviews with survivors of the tragedy, this moving film gives a voice to those directly affected.
Bangladesh Development Conference 2015
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.
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, email@example.com
This is an orientation for students who are traveling to South Asia in summer 2015, and will include travel tips and logistics, health and safety information, cultural introduction, and will provide an opportunity to meet other students who will be in the region. Food will be served!
All Harvard Students traveling to South Asia in the summer are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora Maginn, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join.
Workshops to highlight interfaculty research projects supported by SAI, and launch of the exhibit and book Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
10:00 – 12:00 pm: Mobile Technology to Access Healthcare Services – Case Studies from the Global South
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Role of South Asian Arts in Education
4:30 – 5:30 pm: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines
Friday, April 17, 2015
10:30 – 12:30 pm: Water and Poverty in Urban Slums
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Mental Health and Disasters
Registration required: Symposium website and registration.