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Loeb House


Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138



Loeb House



Events at this Venue


Thu, April 16, 2015 - Fri, April 17, 2015  /  Loeb House

South Asia: Local Solutions with Global Impact

Annual Symposium

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

4:00 – 4:30 pm:  Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book and Exhibit Launch

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.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2015

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Fri, Apr 17, 2015

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, April 16, 2015 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  Loeb House

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book Launch and Exhibition

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 EckProfessor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Tarun KhannaDirector, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Jennifer LeaningFrançois-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, meghansmith@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Background on the Kumbh Mela project.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 04:00pm

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Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138

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Tue, September 27, 2011  /  Loeb House

2011 Harish C. Mahindra Lecture

Empowering 3 Billion

Distinguished Guest, Dr. APJ Abdul KalamEleventh President of India

Chair: Tarun KhannaDirector 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.

For more information, please click here.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2011

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Tue, Sep 27, 2011

VENUE
Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138

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