Harvard South Asia Institute

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Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan, with Ian Talbot

    11/04/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    This panel discusses the development of British diplomatic efforts in Pakistan from 1947 through the “War on Terror,” as chronicled in the new book by Ian Talbot, Director of the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Southampton and Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute.

  • Anup Malani: Preparing for the Pandemic

    08/04/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    In the fifth episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Anup Malani, as they explore India's initial response to the pandemic, the involvement of private sector in scaling up the testing strategies, and innovations in collecting COVID-19 data in India.

  • The Future of Green India: Energy and Climate Change

    06/04/2021 Duración: 01h14min

    The Future of Green India: Energy and Climate Change by The Mittal Institute, Harvard University

  • Sanjay Mehendale: The Epidemiology of the Pandemic

    19/03/2021 Duración: 39min

    India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been characterized by a pro-active public sector leadership and centralization of decision-making. The private sector and academics stepped up to the play in the early days in myriad ways, from wanting to boost testing capacity to providing models to forecast the spread of the disease. Few of these measures were effected in controlling the epidemic, many of the models did not have the data or the correct expertise truly to be helpful. One of the critiques of the response has been the lack of trained infectious disease epidemiologists at the decision-making table. With India beginning its vaccination drives, there were again attempts by thinktanks to propose strategies for prioritizing allocation. In the fourth episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Dr. Sanjay Mehendale, Director of Research at PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, as they discuss the importance of domain expertise in preparing to combat the epidemic.

  • Bangladesh at 50: The Future of Bangladesh

    19/03/2021 Duración: 01h14min

    A panel from the second day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference. Shameran Abed, BRAC Faisal Ahmed, IMF Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University Umama Zillur, Kotha Moderator: Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School; the Mittal Institute

  • Bangladesh at 50: The Role of Civil Society in Bangladesh’s “Miracle”

    19/03/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    A panel from the second day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference. Shameran Abed, BRAC Zafrullah Chowdhry, Gonoshasthaya Kendra Umama Zillur, Kotha Moderator: Borje Ljunggren, Formerly with Swedish Foreign Ministry

  • Bangladesh at 50: Women’s Empowerment: From Home to Factory and Beyond

    19/03/2021 Duración: 01h19min

    A panel from the second day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference. Hameeda Hossain, Ain o Salish Kendra, Forum Magazine Shireen Huq, Naripokkho Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics Khushi Kabir, Nijera Kori Moderator: Marty Chen, Harvard Kennedy School; WIEGO

  • Lancet Citizen’s Commission for Reimagining India’s Health

    17/03/2021 Duración: 01h14min

    The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral initiative to lay out the path to universal health coverage in India. Its guiding principle is that structural change toward universal health coverage can only be achieved through consultative and participatory engagement with the diverse sectors involved in healthcare and, most importantly, with India’s citizenry. This event aims to introduce the Commission to the Harvard community and invite students, researchers, faculty, and alumni to participate in the initiative. It will consist of a panel discussion featuring several of the Commission’s co-chairs and commissioners, who are leading voices from across India’s healthcare landscape. They will discuss the Commission’s five work streams (citizens’ engagement, financing, governance, human resources, and technology) and ways to get involved.

  • Bangladesh at 50: Human Development: Defying the Odds

    11/03/2021 Duración: 01h20min

    A panel from the first day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference. Wahiduddin Mahmud, University of Dhaka Imran Matin, BRAC University Khairul Islam, Water Aid Moderator: Richard Cash, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Bangladesh at 50: Economic Development: From “Basket Case” to Emerging Economy

    11/03/2021 Duración: 58min

    A panel from the first day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) Faisal Ahmed, IMF Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University Sajeda Amin, Population Council Moderator: Lincoln Chen, formerly China Medical Board

  • Bangladesh at 50: Political Development: Making, Unmaking and Rebuilding of Founding Principles

    08/03/2021 Duración: 01h23min

    A panel from the first day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference. Rounaq Jahan, Centre for Policy Dialogue Rehman Sobhan, Centre for Policy Dialogue Moderator: Gary Bass, Princeton University

  • Manoj Mohanan: Prevalence of COVID-19 in India

    04/03/2021 Duración: 50min

    In the third episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Manoj Mohanan, Associate Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. His team’s paper published in the Lancet Global Health reports that seroprevalence (the number of individuals in a population who test positive for a specific disease based on serology specimens) in Mumbai varies from 55 to 61% in the slums in Mumbai to 12 to 19% in non-slum settings. The discussion focuses on the findings and implications of this report. Mohanan takes a step back and evaluates the administrative response to the pandemic and how testing could have been conducted more effectively. He observes that the pandemic has shown to light the existing socio-economic disparities. Discussing how best the government can fight misinformation and allay the apprehension of the public regarding the vaccines, Mohanan highlights the importance of clear communication from all levels of government and civil society.

  • Enakshi Ganguly: Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of Children in India

    25/02/2021 Duración: 43min

    In the second episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, in collaboration with the Times of India, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Enakshi Ganguly, child rights activist and the co-founder of HAQ: Centre for Child Rights. In July 2020, Ganguly was part of the 11-member expert committee set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on human rights; especially those of marginalized and vulnerable sections of the society. Ganguly led the discussion related to the advisory on the rights of children. Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on children, education, and the families of migrant workers, Ganguly says that the pandemic has unfolded as a child right’s crisis. She touches on the importance of mid-day meals in addressing the food insecurity and unemployment engendered by the pandemic. She observes that the marginalized children are paying the heaviest price as millions of young people are not able to access remote learning during school shutdowns. Highlighting the spi

  • Jacqueline Bhabha: Creating Safe Environments for Migrating Children

    18/02/2021 Duración: 28min

    The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts business, creates new ideas, and tackles pressing social, technological, and environmental challenges. With a variety of topics ranging from science, education, politics, economics, arts and culture, to social entrepreneurship, this podcast offers a deep dive into both broad and niche subjects for anyone with a curiosity and desire to learn more about cutting-edge research across numerous disciplines.

  • Dominic Mao: Access to Quality STEM Education in Conflict-Affected Regions

    18/02/2021 Duración: 18min

    The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts business, creates new ideas, and tackles pressing social, technological, and environmental challenges. With a variety of topics ranging from science, education, politics, economics, arts and culture, to social entrepreneurship, this podcast offers a deep dive into both broad and niche subjects for anyone with a curiosity and desire to learn more about cutting-edge research across numerous disciplines.

  • Pawan Sinha: Neuroscience and the Development of Human Sight

    18/02/2021 Duración: 19min

    The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts business, creates new ideas, and tackles pressing social, technological, and environmental challenges. With a variety of topics ranging from science, education, politics, economics, arts and culture, to social entrepreneurship, this podcast offers a deep dive into both broad and niche subjects for anyone with a curiosity and desire to learn more about cutting-edge research across numerous disciplines.

  • Diyar Patel: Naoroji and the Idea of 'Swaraj'

    18/02/2021 Duración: 22min

    The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts business, creates new ideas, and tackles pressing social, technological, and environmental challenges. With a variety of topics ranging from science, education, politics, economics, arts and culture, to social entrepreneurship, this podcast offers a deep dive into both broad and niche subjects for anyone with a curiosity and desire to learn more about cutting-edge research across numerous disciplines.

  • Nadhra Khan: Significance of the Sikh Period

    18/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts business, creates new ideas, and tackles pressing social, technological, and environmental challenges. With a variety of topics ranging from science, education, politics, economics, arts and culture, to social entrepreneurship, this podcast offers a deep dive into both broad and niche subjects for anyone with a curiosity and desire to learn more about cutting-edge research across numerous disciplines.

  • Mushfiq Mobarak: The Role of Masking

    18/02/2021 Duración: 35min

    The India In-Focus podcast is back with a special mini-series that recaps the societal response to COVID-19 in India. Over the course of this seven-part series counting down to the one-year mark of the nationwide lockdown in India, our host Satchit Balsari talks with experts across industry. Each episode gives a narrative exploration of issues key to India’s response to the pandemic and the challenges that lie ahead.

  • How Will the US Election Impact South Asia?

    03/11/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    Ronak Desai, Research Associate at the Mittal Institute, moderates a discussion between Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India, and Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, as they explore how the potential outcomes of the 2020 US presidential election may impact the region of South Asia.

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