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Nepal Studies Program




Mar. 20 – 31: Visiting Artists at Harvard

SAI is pleased to announce our Visiting Artists for the Spring semester, who will be at Harvard from March 20 – 31. During their time at Harvard, the artists will display their work on campus, meet with students, attend courses, and give a public seminar. Check back on our site for details about the seminars. Madhu Das is a multi-disciplinary Visual…

SAI responds to Executive Order

We offer our full support to Harvard students, faculty, staff and affiliates, regardless of their country of origin or religious background, alongside the Harvard International Office and the university’s Global Support Services.

In Short Supply: Post-disaster medical care

This article, featuring SAI Steering Committee member Jennifer Leaning, was originally published in Harvard Medicine Magazine. By Elizabeth Dougherty When a calamity strikes and tens of thousands of people need help, the first impulse is to cry “All hands on deck!” Not so fast, say experts in disaster relief. “It was always thought that in a disaster there wouldn’t be…

SAI launches Nepal Studies Program

The 3-year program will focus on a different faculty-led topic of interest each year, and engage with scholars and practitioners both on the ground in Nepal and in Cambridge.

Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters

After Nepal's devastating earthquake in April, the international community rushed to help. Well-meaning though it was, the huge influx of helpers actually complicated relief efforts. That issue and other lessons were the focus of a symposium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on September 16.

Student voices: Reslilience in Nepal

During her summer internship in Nepal, HKS student Yoko Okura conducted stakeholder interviews with community leaders, local government officials, teachers, students, and parents to evaluate the impact of community-based and school-based disaster reduction programs.

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Participants at the Debrief Nepal event in Kathmandu in February 2017