Harvard South Asia Institute

Sinopse

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI) serves as Harvard's premier center on regional studies, cross-disciplinary research, and innovative programming pertaining to South Asia.

Episódios

  • Extreme Urbanism: Traditional Architecture in Afghanistan

    Extreme Urbanism: Traditional Architecture in Afghanistan

    14/10/2020 Duração: 01h39min

    JOIN US FOR SESSION 3 ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020: https://bit.ly/2FceeMQ Until recently, Afghanistan was omnipresent in global news for the past two decades for all of the wrong reasons. Addressing primarily architectural, urban, and territorial aspects of Afghanistan, the second discussion in this series focuses on the history and traditions of architecture and urbanism in Afghanistan. Speakers: Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design Ayaz Hosham, Faculty, Architecture Department, Kabul University Sofia Sahab, Former Lecturer, Urban Design and Planning Department, Kabul University Abdul Wasay Najimi, Architect and Conservator, Aga Khan Trust for Culture

  • Extreme Urbanism: Planning for Urban Afghanistan

    Extreme Urbanism: Planning for Urban Afghanistan

    23/09/2020 Duração: 01h59min

    JOIN US FOR SESSION 2 ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020: https://bit.ly/2HuPaS9 Addressing primarily architectural, urban, and territorial aspects of Afghanistan, this discussion explores varied topics ranging from vernacular architecture and building traditions to infrastructure and cultural specificities in conjunction with issues related to historic settlements and contemporary planning in Afghanistan. Speakers: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design Onno Rühl, General Manager, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Dennis Pieprz, Principal, Sasaki Research Victor Eskinazi, Senior Associate, Urban Designer, Sasaki Research Alykhan Mohamed, Associate, Planner, Sasaki Research Thomas Nideorest, Professional Staff, Landscape Designer, Sasaki Research Einat Rosenkrantz, Senior Associate, Urban Designer, Sasaki Research

  • Rediscovering Partition from New Perspectives

    Rediscovering Partition from New Perspectives

    23/09/2020 Duração: 01h31min

    The impact of the 1947 Partition still ripples throughout South Asia, 73 years later. However, our knowledge of this historic event is constantly being reevaluated by academics and researchers who have continued to illuminate the details of what occurred. Moderated by Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this panel explores how new research efforts help us understand the full depth of the history and legacy of Partition. Ian Talbot, Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of Southampton, and Yaqoob Bangash, Assistant Professor at Information Technology University in Lahore, join the discussion to provide their insights on this historic event.

  • The Sikh Period and the Forgotten Architecture of Lahore

    The Sikh Period and the Forgotten Architecture of Lahore

    10/09/2020 Duração: 27min

    In our latest podcast created with the Times of India, Shubhangi Bhadada, Mittal Institute Research Fellow, and Nadhra Khan, Associate Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, discuss the pre-Partition architecture of Lahore, how it has been forgotten or ignored, and the importance of remembering such buildings.

  • Swaraj: Dadabhai Naoroji and the Birth of Indian Nationalism

    Swaraj: Dadabhai Naoroji and the Birth of Indian Nationalism

    04/09/2020 Duração: 41min

    Sven Beckert (Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University) and Dinyar Patel (Assistant Professor, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research)discuss Dadabhai Naoroji and his five decade political career.

  • The Labor of Fashion, the Global COVID-19 Crisis, and the Politics of Resistance in Bangladesh

    The Labor of Fashion, the Global COVID-19 Crisis, and the Politics of Resistance in Bangladesh

    13/08/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    The global apparel industry is currently facing an unprecedented crisis resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Major fashion retailers in the Global North are closing their stores and laying off workers. This discussion addresses how we can engage in dialogues and organize across borders to simultaneously hold the global retailers, governments, and factory owners accountable for ensuring workers’ safety and wellbeing. Moderators - Dr. Elora Chowdhury, Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston - Dr. Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University Discussants - Taslima Akhter, Photographer and Organizer, Bangladesh Garments Sramik Shanghati - Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh - Dr. Seuty Sabur, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University, Bangladesh - Dr. Dina M. Siddiqi, Clinical Associate Professor, Liberal Studies, New York University - Dr.

  • Dina M. Siddiqi: When Ethics Are No Longer a Priority in Business

    Dina M. Siddiqi: When Ethics Are No Longer a Priority in Business

    13/08/2020 Duração: 08min

    The global apparel industry is currently facing an unprecedented crisis resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, as major fashion retailers in the Global North close their stores and lay off workers. In this clip, Dina M. Siddiqi — Clinical Associate Professor at New York University — discusses how the pandemic has forced us to think about inequality, and the unequal system between international brands and the local manufacturers and workers who provide their products.

  • Educational Responses to COVID-19 in South Asia

    Educational Responses to COVID-19 in South Asia

    13/08/2020 Duração: 56min

    COVID-19 has shut down traditional education programs throughout South Asia, from primary education to higher education. This podcast delves into the unique challenges that the region is facing in the education sector, such as access to technology and the potential long-term effects of distance learning. Discussants: - Zainab Qureshi, LEAPS Director, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Harvard Kennedy School - Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Director, Center for International Development; Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School - Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education; Faculty Director, International Education Policy

  • Rethinking the Museum Experience During and Post-COVID-19

    Rethinking the Museum Experience During and Post-COVID-19

    31/07/2020 Duração: 44min

    A recent panel discussion at the Mittal Institute, “Rethinking the Museum Experience During and Post-COVID-19" — moderated by Jinah Kim, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University — explores how art institutions can remain nimble enough to respond to uncertainties, such as COVID-19, adapting their approach to tackle similar situations in the future. How can art institutions engage their patrons as partners in the sustainability of museums? Martha Tedeschi, Director of the Harvard Art Museums, and Naman Ahuja, Professor of Indian Art and Architecture and Dean of the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, join Professor Kim to delve into the changes that have taken place at museums during COVID-19. Together, they explore the need for more virtual accessibility of museum exhibitions, and the critical importance of partnerships between academic institutions and museums to establish centers for research and teaching.

  • Entrepreneurs and the COVID-19 Global Reset in South Asia

    Entrepreneurs and the COVID-19 Global Reset in South Asia

    21/07/2020 Duração: 58min

    Enterprises have found themselves caught in the COVID-19 maelstrom across South Asia. This podcast explores the extent to which entrepreneurs have been able to work with both the state and civil society to limit the damage and distress caused by the pandemic, but also to begin exploring new opportunities that a possible “global reset” has opened up to the developing world. Speakers include: - Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, The Mittal Institute - Rajeeb Samdani, Co-Founder and Trustee, Samdani Art Foundation; Managing Director, Golden Harvest Group - Osman Khalid Waheed, CEO, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited; Founder and Chair, Lahore Biennale Foundation

  • Umang Vohra: Availability and Affordability of a Vaccine

    Umang Vohra: Availability and Affordability of a Vaccine

    14/07/2020 Duração: 10min

    In this clip from our "Science, Business, and Vaccine Development to Combat the Pandemic" podcast, Umang Vohra — Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer of Cipla Ltd — discusses the balance between equitable access and vaccine nationalism, as well as the availability and affordability of the vaccine, with a focus on South Asia.

  • Science, Business, and Vaccine Development to Combat the Pandemic

    Science, Business, and Vaccine Development to Combat the Pandemic

    14/07/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    How has COVID-19 impacted South Asia? In this podcast, a panel of experts share the geo-politics of how vaccines are developed, the funding and distribution methods that are critical to the effort, and the global alliances that facilitate this in the world today. - Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School & Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University - Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute & Vice Chairperson of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations - Umang Vohra, Managing Director & Global Chief Executive Officer, Cipla Ltd. - David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics & Demography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • [Clip] Caroline Buckee: Tracking Mobility and the Spread of COVID-19

    [Clip] Caroline Buckee: Tracking Mobility and the Spread of COVID-19

    04/06/2020 Duração: 10min

    How has COVID-19 impacted South Asia? Throughout the spring and summer, the Mittal Institute is bringing together Harvard faculty and in-region experts to discuss the various interdisciplinary issues that have arisen in South Asia in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the science of the virus to the impact on education, you can learn how COVID-19 will change South Asia's societies. Both full-length podcasts and clips will be available here.

  • The Science Behind COVID-19

    The Science Behind COVID-19

    04/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    How has COVID-19 impacted South Asia? Throughout the spring and summer, the Mittal Institute is bringing together Harvard faculty and in-region experts to discuss the various interdisciplinary issues that have arisen in South Asia in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the science of the virus to the impact on education, you can learn how COVID-19 will change South Asia's societies. Both full-length podcasts and clips will be available here.

  • [Clip] Sabina Faiz Rashid: What Does Lockdown Mean for South Asian Communities?

    [Clip] Sabina Faiz Rashid: What Does Lockdown Mean for South Asian Communities?

    04/06/2020 Duração: 10min

    How has COVID-19 impacted South Asia? Throughout the spring and summer, the Mittal Institute is bringing together Harvard faculty and in-region experts to discuss the various interdisciplinary issues that have arisen in South Asia in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the science of the virus to the impact on education, you can learn how COVID-19 will change South Asia's societies. Both full-length podcasts and clips will be available here.

  • The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia

    The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia

    04/06/2020 Duração: 58min

    How has COVID-19 impacted South Asia? Throughout the spring and summer, the Mittal Institute is bringing together Harvard faculty and in-region experts to discuss the various interdisciplinary issues that have arisen in South Asia in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the science of the virus to the impact on education, you can learn how COVID-19 will change South Asia's societies. Both full-length podcasts and clips will be available here.

  • Boosting STEM Education With the Soft Robotics Toolkit

    Boosting STEM Education With the Soft Robotics Toolkit

    31/10/2019 Duração: 13min

    We recently sat down with Alex Beaudette, Sapna Shah, and Ankur Goel: three members of Professor Conor Walsh’s research team who are working on the research and development of the Soft Robotics Toolkit. This project has grown out of research conducted at Harvard University, University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin to become a comprehensive resource that will teach students how to design, fabricate, model, and test their own soft robotic devices — eventually making its way to Indian classrooms. This month, the team was in Delhi to conduct workshops with a group of educators and students, testing the kit with its main audience to inform continued development of its parts and instructions.

  • Raj Rewal and the Timeless Rasa

    Raj Rewal and the Timeless Rasa

    17/10/2019 Duração: 32min

    In case you missed it: Raj Rewal and Rahul Mehrotra recently stopped by the Mittal Institute to discuss Rewal's past architectural work in India and around the world. This podcast — an excerpt from their discussion — delves into the theme of the "Timeless Rasa."

  • Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

    Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

    10/10/2019 Duração: 49min

    Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments have bypassed democratic norms and embraced populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, Professors Patrick Heller, Bruno Carvalho, and Rachel Brulé discuss what nationalist and populist leadership means for Brazil, India, and the global political system at large.

  • Satchit Balsari  Rahul Matthan: The Digitization of Healthcare in India

    Satchit Balsari & Rahul Matthan: The Digitization of Healthcare in India

    02/10/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    Who will benefit from big health data in India? And who will be harmed? Whom will the data leave behind? We're at an extraordinarily important time in India where digital health is concerned, and given the infrastructure, internet connectivity, and the sheer number of computer and data scientists available, India is positioned to change the way healthcare delivery has been imagined anywhere in the world. In this podcast, Dr. Satchit Balsari, Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Fellow at Harvard FXB, and Rahul Matthan, Partner with Trilegal in India, discuss the digitization of the health ecosystem in India.

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