Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
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.
Welcome: Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Remarks: Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University
Panel Discussion: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Reception and book sale to follow.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Meghan Smith, email@example.com.
Empowering 3 Billion
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director of the South Asia Initiative and Jorge Paolo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Dr. Kalam spoke about his Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) Initiative during his presentation titled “Empowering 3 Billion.” He highlighted the ongoing need for ‘creative leadership’ from people with ‘righteous heart’ who ‘lead by example’ as essential to the empowerment of these three billion across the globe.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011
Tue, Sep 27, 2011