Satchit Balsari, FXB Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Emergency Medicine, HMS/BIDM
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI
Moderator: Yee Htun, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School
SAI Director Tarun Khanna and FXB Fellow Satchit Balsari will run a discussion that focuses on the effects of forced migration, the 1947 Partition of British India, and how moving large groups of people across borders affected countries such as present-day India and Pakistan. This seminar also ties in research from SAI’s ongoing research related to the Partition.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:15pm
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 02:00pm
During this interdisciplinary discussion, the four panelists will discuss the ways that cultural practices and social structures intersect with biomedicine and genetics. Specifically, they will be examining the ways that endogamy and caste structures in South Asian contexts have produced implications for health practices and medical predispositions. Ultimately, the discussion will touch upon the ways that seemingly disparate academic fields can help inform and improve the practices and understandings of other disciplines. This seminar was inspired by the New York Times article “In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease” by Steph Yin, published on July 17, 2017.
David Reich, Professor, Harvard Medical School
Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Meadow, Director, Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Peabody Museum of Harvard University
Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Harvard University
Chair: Venkatesh Murthy, Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Co-sponsored with the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute; Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University; Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center
Monday, April 23, 2018
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Reception to follow
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 04:00pm
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 05:30pm
Can mobile money help the rural poor become more resilient to climate change shocks? Imtiaz ul Haq presents new evidence using satellite data from the world’s most successful mobile money market, Kenya, and discusses how the findings translate to South Asia.
Imtiaz ul Haq, Aman Visiting Fellow; Assistant Professor Of Economics At The Lahore University Of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Chair: Shawn Cole, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:00pm
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 01:00pm
Dr. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH ‘12, AB ‘06, former President of Dharma and
Founder of the Harvard Interfaith Council, will begin by discussing his
experience of grappling with his Hindu faith after coming out as gay.
Treating Dr. Lala’s experience as a case study, we will then ask and
discuss broader questions around Hinduism, sexual orientation, andhow
everyone comes out in some way or another.
Faculty Host: Diana Eck, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, Director of the Pluralism Project
Refreshments will be served.
Cosponsored by Harvard Dharma
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 05:00pm
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 06:30pm