24hH: "24 Hours of Harvard"

INAUGURAL PROGRAM LAUNCH: Wednesday 7 October 2020 09:00 Eastern Time (U.S.)

24 consecutive hours of virtual Harvard programming: an around-the-clock, around-the-world lineup of events and activities that underscores a striking point:
At any hour of the day or night, no matter where you are, Harvard teaching, research, learning, and outreach is happening somewhere in the world. 

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09:00 - 09:30 | Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs | "Harvard in the World: A Conversation with Harvard President Larry S. Bacow"

President Bacow and Vice Provost Elliott are joined by Sangu Delle (AB 2010, MBA 2016, JD 2016), and Ruth Jaensubhakij (AB 2022) to discuss Harvard's global engagement, alumni expectations and the institution's support for international students. 

Sangu Delle is CEO of Africa Health Holdings, an innovative company based in West Africa, focused on "building Africa's healthcare future." He also serves as Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation ("GPI"); an investment holding company focused on building world class technology companies in Africa.  GPI has backed startups such as Andela, mPharma and Flutterwave, GPI portfolio companies have raised over $900 million in venture financing. Sangu is the co-founder of Cleanacwa, which is a nonprofit working in underdeveloped communities in Ghana to make sure that water and sanitation, basic human rights, are provided. Sangu is a Trustee of the Peddie School, a board member of Ashesi University, a member of the Harvard Medical School Dean's Global Health and Service Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of Harvard's Center for African Studies, and an advisory panel member for AXA. Sangu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honors) in African Studies and Economics from Harvard College, a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School, a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master's in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Ruth Jaensubkhakij is a Social Studies major with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. Ruth served as Co-Director of International First-Year Affairs in support of incoming students in the First Year International Program. Apart from studying, she can usually be heard singing—with her a Cappella group or in an Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club musical—or seen volunteering at Chinatown Afterschool, advocating for ethnic studies with Taskforce for Asian Pacific American Studies, doing outreach with her on-campus fellowship Christian Impact, or helping blossoming first-years as a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF).

 

Hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs

09:30 - 11:00 | Center for African Studies Africa Office and Africa Academy of Public Health | "Harvard Alumni Impact in South Africa” and “Harvard’s Contribution in the Starting of AAPH”

From 9:30am - 11:00am EST/3:30pm - 5:00pm SAST, the Harvard Center for African Studies Africa Office in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Africa Academy for Public Health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania will showcase their activities. 

Harvard University Center for African Studies - Africa Office: "Harvard Alumni Impact in South Africa”

Hear from a panel of Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Alumni on what they have been doing in response to COVID-19 in their communities and learn more about CAS's Africa Office activities.

James Donald, CEO, Tomorrow Trust in South Africa; using holistic education to create a just tomorrow in the world’s most unequal society.

Chuma Qwalela, Strategy and Change Executive; currently specialises in financial services regulatory advisory, specifically on implementation of the financial sector regulatory reforms.

Jimmy Volmink, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University; Prof. Volmink’s special interests include evaluating the effects of health care interventions, promoting evidence-based decision making, addressing health inequalities and fostering research capacity building.

Shirley Zinn, Shirley Zinn Consulting; Shirley is a coach, mentor, and entrepreneur who has served on the boards of several major companies, trusts, charities, and universities; her company provides consulting and advisory services in HR, Transformation, Leadership and Education.

Full panelist information available on the CAS Events page

Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH): “Harvard’s Contribution in the Starting of AAPH” 

Featuring a documentary of Harvard’s contribution in the starting of Africa Academy of Public Health and share our key activities with the ARISE Network accomplishments. The Africa Research, Implementation Science and Education Network (ARISE)  was created for collaborative education and research actvities in Africa, established by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with AAPH and leading institutions and organizations from seven countries in Africa (Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.  

Followed by a discussion with Dr. Mary Mwanyika Sando and Professor Wafaie Fawzi. 

Dr. Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology and Global Health; Interim Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Center for African Studies. 

Dr. Mary Mwanyika Sando is the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Academy for Public Health. She completed her medical training at the University of Dar es Salaam and her master of public health on Global Health & Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

These presentations are co-hosted by Center for African Studies - Africa Office based in Johannesburg, established 2016 and Africa Academy for Public Health based in Dar es Salaam, established 2009. 

11:00 - 12:00 | Center for Hellenic Studies-Greece and Center for European Studies and Social Studies | "Citizenship in the 21st Century: Insights Across Time and Space"

Global issues, such as the current pandemic, the challenge of climate change, and global migration, have challenged traditional notions of citizenship centered on the primacy and independence of the nation-state. What is the meaning of citizenship in a globalized world? What insights can we draw from history to enrich our understanding of what it means to be a citizen? To answer these questions, Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS Greece) in cooperation with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, will bring together an interdisciplinary group of their affiliated academics, along with alumni from Harvard/CHS programs in Greece which focus on such topics.

Introductory presentations followed by a discussion with participants:
Gregory Nagy: "The Oath of the Ephebes as a symbol of democracy and environmentalism"
Emma Dench: "Race, gender, slavery and the Roman Citizenship"
Nicole Newendorp: "Immigration and citizenship"
Richard Tuck: "Active or Passive Citizens?"
Nicolas Prevelakis: "Types of citizenship"

Event Presenters: 

Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University. 

Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, Harvard University.  

Richard Tuck, Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University.  

Nicole Newendorp, Lecturer on Social Studies and Assistant Director of Studies for Juniors and Seniors, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University.  

Nicolas Prevelakis (moderator of the event), Lecturer on Social Studies, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, and Assistant Director of Curricular Development, CHS-US, and Seminar Co-Chair, CES: "Types of Citizenship," Harvard University. 

Welcoming remarks by Christos Giannopoulos, Managing Director, CHS Greece

Hosted by Center for Hellenic Studies--in Greece, located in Nafplion, Greeece and established 2008; supported by Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies.  

12:00 - 13:00 | Center for Middle Eastern Studies - Tunisia | "Sustaining a Democratic Transition during a Global Pandemic: Tunisia's Challenges and Achievements"

Q&A with Hedi Larbi, Economist, Tunisia’s Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Regional Planning and Sustainable Development on the political and economic situation in Tunisia nearly ten years after 2011, and in the midst of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Larbi will answer questions about the political transition and consolidation process and how a sanitary crisis may affect Tunisia’s young democracy.

Speaker:

Hedi Larbi is an associate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative and former Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (2015-2016). He served as Advisor to the MENA Vice President at the World Bank, and from January 2014 to February 2015 served as both the Minister of Economic Infrastructure and Sustainable Development and the Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Tunisia. Mr. Larbi has over 35 years of professional experience in economic and social development as both a policy advisor and policy maker, with more than two decades of high level work in the World Bank Group, the private sector (in Europe and Middle East and North Africa), and the Tunisian transition government.

 

Hosted by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, located in Tunis and established in 2017. 

13:00 - 14:00 | Center for Hellenic Studies - Greece Office, DRCLAS Brazil, Mittal Institute Delhi Office | "Channels of Expression at Times of Change: Music and Dance Across Continents"

Four units of Harvard University across continents will present dance expressions of ancient, modern, and contemporary understandings of:
• Cosmic synergies encompassing both change and equilibrium in the cosmos (Asia)
• Timeless truths on human emotion and experience to seek answers to contemporary questions (North America)
• Human relations and their dynamics (Europe)
• Universal connections between humanity and elements of nature (South America)

The presentation of these four dance performances will be followed by a conversation among the artists and special guests.

Opening remarks:
Sanjay Kumar (The Mittal SAI New Delhi), Helena Monteiro (DRCLAS Brazil), Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece), and Zoie Lafis (CHS US)-curator of the event.

 

Guest respondent:
Panayotis League, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Director of the Center for Music of the Americas, Florida State University

For more information about the program, presentations, and presenters, please our Channels of Expression Event Program on our KLEOS @CHS Blog. 

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS Greece) and Center for Hellenic Studies in the USA (CHS US), the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Office (DRCLAS Brazil), and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute New Delhi Office (The Mittal SAI New Delhi).

14:00 - 14:15 | Botswana Harvard Partnership | "The Botswana-Harvard Partnership for HIV Research and Education"

This video presentation describes the work of the Botswana-Harvard Partnership (BHP) and its ongoing impact on the HIV epidemic. BHP is one of Harvard’s premier research sites in Africa and represents a true collaboration between Harvard University and the Botswana government. Through interviews with Joseph Makhema (CEO, BHP), President Festus Mogae (former President of Botswana), Dean Michelle Williams (Dean, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health), and President Drew Faust (former President of Harvard University), BHP’s history and current mission are presented.

Hosted by the Botswana Harvard Partnership, based in Gaborone established in 1996. 

14:15 - 16:00 | GLOBAL EVENT | "Destination: World - Student Tales from Beyond the Campus Comfort Zone"

In its 3rd annual presentation, Destination: World delivers a fast-paced trip around the world with Harvard College students, who share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad. This year, students also share anecdotes of their virtual international experiences. 

Student Presenters: 

Student Presentations:

Chinaza Asiegbu (History ’22), “Believe in Your Dreams: A Guide to Active Waiting", Virtual UNESCO/France; Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

Kailtin Hao (History of Art and Architecture ’21), “Making Space in Hong Kong: 7 Contemporary Artists”, Hong Kong, Harvard University Asia Center

Kayla Getter (Social Studies ’21), “Learning and Remembering: A Case Study on History Education in Post-Conflict Rwanda”, Rwanda; Harvard University Center for African Studies

Sammantha Garcia (Sociology ’22), “My Journey to Peace…Twice”, Mexico City, Mexico and virtual Argentina; David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Elizabeth Yang (Undeclared ’23), “A Summer in (Virtual) Shanghai”, Virtual Shanghai; Harvard China Fund

Deni Hoxha (A.B. Economics, A.M. Middle Eastern Studies ’21), “Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia”, Turkey and Tunisia; Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Nosher Ali Khan (Economics ’23), “Exploring Music in Hunza”, Hunza, Pakistan; Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute

Koji Everard (’21 History), “Tracing the Footsteps of the Sugar Beet in Hokkaido”, Hokkaido, Japan; Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Clara Bates (Social Studies ’22), “Humanizing the Past in Russia”; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Johannes Lang (Government ’21), “The Power of Listening: Lessons from Summer Research”, Virtual Tunisia; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Anne Lheem (Anthropology ’21), “Finding Beauty in the Unexpected”, Seoul, South Korea; Korea Institute

 

Powered by PechaKucha™, co-sponsored by the Harvard Asia Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard China Fund, Korea Institute, Mittal Institute, Reischauer Institute, Weatherhead Center; Davis Center, Center for European Studies. 

 

16:00 - 17:00 | DRCLAS Brazil Office | "Amazon 4.0: Defining a Third Way for the Amazon"

Join us for live webinar discussing bio-economy for the Amazon.

Panel: 

Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
Moderators:
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil Studies Program
Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population; Co-Chair, Brazil Studies Program 

Carlos A. Nobre is an Earth System scientist from Brazil. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil, in 1974 and obtained a PhD in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 1983. He dedicated his scientific carrier mostly to Amazonian and climate science at Brazil’s National Institutes of Amazonian Research (INPA) and Space Research (INPE). He was Program Scientist of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). He is a former National Secretary of R&D of Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil and former President of the Federal Agency for Post-Graduate Education (CAPES). He is foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences, member of the Brazilian Academy of Science and of the World Academy of Science. He was awarded the Volvo Environmental Prize in 2016, the Von Humboldt Medal of EGU in 2010 and was one of the authors of IPCC AR4 awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is presently a senior researcher with the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo and the creator of the Amazon Third Way-Amazonia 4.0 Initiative.

Hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Office, based in São Paulo and established 2006. 

17:00 - 18:00 | DRCLAS Mexico City Office | "Changing the Game: Mexico and Global Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century"

A scientific collaboration with potential implications for the improvement of world agriculture is currently underway between Harvard Chemistry Professor Daniel Nocera and Mexican researchers. 

A DRCLAS Mexico Innovation Fund project is currently testing the ability of a living biofertilizer to continuously accumulate nutrients solely from sunlight, air, and water - and thus the potential to replace the large and centralized process for making fertilizer with a distributed process that would greatly benefit rural producers, not only in Mexico but worldwide. Global North-South research collaborations have a long history of successes, but also of challenges and imbalances. This seminar will discuss the current biofertilizer testing process in Mexico in light of the country's history as a global research site and the challenges for fruitful collaboration between the Global North and South.

Event Presenters: 

Daniel Nocera, Rockwood Patterson Professor of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. 

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University. 

Dr. Dilek Dogotan Kiper, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. 

Nazario Lopez, Professor of Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado de Morelos. 

Juan Manuel Sanchez, Professor of Biology, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo. 

 

Hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Mexico City Office, established 2013. 

 

18:00 - 19:00 | DRCLAS Regional Office, Chile and Andes and Southern Cone Program | "Are We Alone in the Universe? The Giant Magellan Telescope in Las Campanas Chile"

Chile was selected as the best site for the Giant Magellan Telescope because of the country’s outstanding astronomical positioning and clear weather throughout most of the year. Thanks to a pre-recorded video, we will hear the voices of faculty protagonists and researchers from the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard and from astronomers in Chile explaining why this super-giant earth bases telescope promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe.

After the video, we will have a vivid conversation from Chile with local astronomers.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Guillermo Blanc, Astronomer, Staff Associate at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science; Professor Universidad de Chile
  • Dr. Cesar Fuentes, Professor, Astronomy Department, Universidad de Chile; Vice President Harvard Club de Chile
  • Juliana García-Mejía, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, Harvard; Ford Foundation Fellow; NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Dr. Viviana Guzmán, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; Postdoctoral researcher Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA)
  • Dr. Andrés Jordán, Director of the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS; Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Dr. Brian McLeod, Astrophysicist, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA)
  • Teresa Paneque Carreño, PhD student, Astronomer Universidad de Chile
  • Dr. Miguel Roth, Vice-President and Legal Representative, Giant Magellan Telescope Corporation-Chile
  • Dr. Surangkhana Rudkee, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA)
  • Dr. Christopher W. Stubbs, Dean of Science, Samuel C. Moncher, Professor of Physics and of Astronomy
  • Dr. Andrew Szentgyorgyi, Associate Director, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA)

Hosted by Chile Regional Office and Andes & Southern Cone Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, established 2003. 

 

19:30 - 20:30 | I Tatti | "A Virtual Tour"

I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is located in Florence, Italy. It became a center for advanced research in the Humanities in 1961 when the art historian and connoisseur Bernard Berenson left his villa and extensive collections of books, photographs, and works of art to his alma mater Harvard. This online tour will allow virtual visitors to learn about both I Tatti’s history and the work carried out by the Center today.

I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, established 1961.

20:30 - 21:30 CHS-Greece and CMES Tunisia | Film Premiere: "#AfterLockdown: Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic"

After Lockdown is a 50-minute animated short film presenting individual stories about living through the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic in different places in the world. Students and professors, but also contributors from outside the academic community, recorded themselves narrating their personal experiences with lockdown, travel-restrictions, switch to new forms of education, displacement, isolation, job-loss, and more broadly, adapting their life to the new circumstances imposed on them, and on their communities. The oral testimonials featured in the film were collected and selected jointly by Harvard University’s Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, during the summer of 2020. Podcast curation and video animations are designed by Mr. Sebs, a young animation team co-directed by a Harvard CMES alum. After Lockdown is a combination of narrations grouped together and playfully illustrated, to form a collective scrapbook, made to document a moment of change, to be passed-on to future generations and to our future selves!

Featuring stories by:

Mouhanad Al Rifay, Layla Arsi, Leila Ben Gacem, Rania Benromdhane, Florencia Cambiaso, David Collery, Cathryn Drake, Helene E., Jasser Hammami, Alexandros Kyriakidis, Panagiota Mela, Daniele Nunziata, Stavroula Papadopoulou, Manuela Pellegrino, Yannis Phillis, Nikoletta Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis, Souhir Zekri-Masson, Habib and Rym

Opening remarks by:
Sihem Lamine, Administrative and Program Manager, CMES Tunisia, and Christos Giannopoulos, Managing Director, CHS Greece.

Watch the film trailer for #After Lockdown. 

**Related event** A film discussion featuring the film's storytellers and the Mr. Sebs production team will be hosted Friday 9 October 2020 12:00 Boston | 17:00 Tunis | 19:00 Athens. To register for this event, please follow this link.

Co-sponsored by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies located in Tunis, established 2017 and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece located in Nafplion, established 2008. 

21:30 - 22:30 | HBS Middle East and North Africa Research Center | "Being HBS-Affiliated during the Pandemic: Stories from Students and Alumni"

Alpana Thapar (HBS MBA 2012), Associate Director, Middle East and North Africa Research Center (MENA) will moderate a panel discussing the effects of the pandemic on the lives of four MBA students and alumni.

 

Panelists:

Yazeed Al Rashed (HBS MBA 2020, Alumni), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Joseph Chalfoun (HBS Class of 2021 - Current Second Year Student), Lebanon

Rana Ipeker (HBS Class of 2022 - Current First Year Student), Turkey  

Adam Omar (HBS Class of 2022 – Current First Year Student), Egypt

 

Hosted by the HBS Middle East and North Africa Research Center, established in Istanbul in 2013, with offices in Dubai and Tel Aviv. 

 

22:30 - 23:30 | China Health Partnership and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies | "COVID-19 and Telemedicine: Experience from China, India and the U.S."

 

In many countries, telemedicine is playing an important role in COVID-19 pandemic response and may have an increased role in non-COVID-19 service delivery going forward.

Join us for a discussion of telemedicine in the three largest countries of the world–China, India, and the United States. Panelists will discuss the policies around insurance coverage, pricing, and quality of telemedicine and the role that telemedicine may have in the regular health care delivery system for years to come.

Event Presenters:
Hongqiao Fu, Assistant Professor in Health Economics and Policy in School of Public Health, Peking University
Ajay Nair, Co-founder, MeraDoctor
Atveev Mehrotra, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Winnie Chi-Man Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, Harvard China Health Partnership; Interim Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Sponsored by Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Harvard China Health Partnership. Co-sponsored by the Mittal South Asia Institute and the Harvard University Asia Center

23:30 - 00:30 | Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, Turkey/Harvard Art Museums | "Legacies of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis"

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis (Sardis Expedition), now in its 63rd consecutive year, is one of the longest ongoing international projects of Harvard. The Expedition has created a remarkable legacy of collaboration and mutual engagement between Turkish scholars and students, members of the professional, government and local communities, and those of Harvard and other international institutions. The multiple facets of the extraordinary relationships the project has fostered in Turkey will be brought to light through a mix of live discussions and pre-recorded videos with some of those impacted by the dig. We also hope to show the extent of the major footprint of the facilities of the dig at the site, as well as some of the monuments brought to light by the Expedition and the involvement of its stakeholders.

Event Presenters: 

Prof. Dr. Adrian Stähli, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Harvard University;

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Cahill, Professor of Greek and Roman Archaeology, University of Wisconsin-Madison;

Prof. Dr. R. Gül Gürtekin Demir, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Ege University;

Mr. Gencay Öztürk, Ph.D. student, Classical Archaeology, Ege University;

Mr. I. Teoman Yalçınkaya, Sardis Expedition Representative;

Members of the community of Sart - Salihli, Manisa, Turkey;

Dr. Frances Gallart Marqués, former Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, Harvard Art Museums;

 

Ms. Rebecca Deitsch, Ph.D. student, Department of the Classics, Harvard University;

Ms. Sarah Eisen, Ph.D. student, Department of the Classics, Harvard University;

Mr. Paul Tamburro, Undergraduate student, Harvard College, Harvard University;

George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and Head, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums;,Dr. Susanne Ebbinghaus

Dr. Bahadır Yıldırım, Expedition Administrator, Harvard Art Museums

 

Hosted by the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard Art Museumsthe expedition site is located in Sart, Turkey established 1958. 

00:30 - 01:00 [replay] "Harvard in the World: A Conversation with Larry Bacow"

President Bacow and Vice Provost Elliott are joined by Sangu Delle (AB 2010, MBA 2016, JD 2016), and Ruth Jaensubhakij (AB 2022) to discuss Harvard's global engagement, alumni expectations and the institution's support for international students. 

Sangu Delle is CEO of Africa Health Holdings, an innovative company based in West Africa, focused on "building Africa's healthcare future." He also serves as Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation ("GPI"); an investment holding company focused on building world class technology companies in Africa.  GPI has backed startups such as Andela, mPharma and Flutterwave, GPI portfolio companies have raised over $900 million in venture financing. Sangu is the co-founder of Cleanacwa, which is a nonprofit working in underdeveloped communities in Ghana to make sure that water and sanitation, basic human rights, are provided. Sangu is a Trustee of the Peddie School, a board member of Ashesi University, a member of the Harvard Medical School Dean's Global Health and Service Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of Harvard's Center for African Studies, and an advisory panel member for AXA. Sangu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honors) in African Studies and Economics from Harvard College, a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School, a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master's in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Ruth Jaensubkhakij is a Social Studies major with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. Ruth served as Co-Director of International First-Year Affairs in support of incoming students in the First Year International Program. Apart from studying, she can usually be heard singing—with her a Cappella group or in an Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club musical—or seen volunteering at Chinatown Afterschool, advocating for ethnic studies with Taskforce for Asian Pacific American Studies, doing outreach with her on-campus fellowship Christian Impact, or helping blossoming first-years as a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF).

 

Hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs

01:00 - 02:00 | HBS India Research Center, HSPH India Research Center, Harvard Business Publishing & The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute | "Daastan - é - South Asia (Narratives from South Asia)"

Dastaan é South Asia (Narratives from South Asia) showcases the range of work Harvard has been able to do, with great partners, in South Asia. Our 24hH contribution focuses the spotlight on efforts to drive public health communication & policy translation, influence management practice and capability building in education and shares our research on how leaders in South Asia are making a difference in the places where they live and work by adopting smart business models, leveraging technology and using business as a force for good.

Using the visual story telling medium Dastaan é South Asia strings together stories from front line workers, leaders in business, academia, government, our alumni, donors and other stakeholders bringing to life the diversity, development challenges and cultural context of the region.

Presenters:

Vish Viswanath, Harvard T.H Chan School of Publish Health, India Research Center - Mumbai, India
Anjali Raina,
Harvard Business School, India Research Center - Mumbai, India
Vivek Chachra,
Harvard Business Publishing – Gurugram, India
Sanjay Kumar, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, New Delhi, India

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Business School India Research Center, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Center, Harvard Business Publishing, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute

02:00 - 03:00 | HBS Africa Research Center | "ARC Introduction and Webinar on COVID-19: Reflections, Challenges, and Next Steps""

Join the HBS Africa Research Center located in Johannesburg, South Africa, for an introduction to the ARC and a webinar on COVID-19: Reflections, Challenges and Next Steps—HBS Faculty share leadership insights relevant to Africa. 

Hosted by Harvard Business School Africa Research Center based in Johannesburg, established in 2017. 

03:00 - 04:00 | HBS Middle East and North Africa Research Center | "Conversation on managing during the pandemic"

Professor Victoria Ivashina of the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School will discuss with Hisham El-Khazindar (HBS MBA 2003), Managing Director of Qalaa Holding in Egypt, how he managed his business during the pandemic and the future outlook in the region. Qalaa Holding is a leading African investment company in energy and infrastructure. El-Khazindar will provide a great overview on Egypt’s response to the pandemic as well as the company’s expectations for the post-Covid recovery. The discussion will include important lessons learned and what to expect going forward.

Presenters

Hisham El-Khazindar, (HBS MBA 2003), Qalaa Holding, Managing Director; Managing Director and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Research Center Advisory Board Member. 

Victoria Ivashina, Lovett, Learned Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and the faculty chair of the Global Initiative for Middle East and North Africa Research Center. 

Hosted by Gamze Yucaoglu (AB 2004, HBS PLDA 2017), Associate Director, Harvard Business School Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office located in Istanbul, established 2013. 

05:00 - 05:30 | Harvard School of Dental Medicine | "Smiles Around the Globe: HSDM Integrates Research and Education for a Healthier World"

We will introduce Harvard Dental School of Medicine's Office of Global and Community Health (OGCH) and the multiple global projects we've all worked on around the world. After discussing our office's mission and our programming for workforce training, curriculum development, finding the correlation between oral and systemic health, we will feature presentations about OGCH's work with Rwanda, Costa Rica, Mexico and Vietnam and other locations around the globe. 

Featured Speakers: 

Eleana Stoufi, Instructor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Brittany Seymour, Associate Professor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Christina Cassano, Program Coordinator, Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Hesham Alhazmi, DPH Resident, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Fahad Hegazi, DPH Resident, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Riddhi Badamia, DPH Resident, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Donna Hackley, Instructor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Brian Swann, Assistant Professor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Elie Joseph, Community Health Program Manager, Hope for Haiti; Instructor of Preventative Dentistry, State University of Haiti School of Dentistry

Steffany Chamut, Instructor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Jane Barrow, Associate Dean, Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

 

Hosted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine's Office of Global and Community Health

06:00 - 07:00 | HBS Latin America Research Center | "HBS LARC: 20 Years Exploring a Vibrant Region"

A one-hour segment showing our work at the Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center, from representing the university and the business school in the region, to contributing to the research work and the development of case materials across our region. 

Presenters include

Fernanda Miguel, Executive Director, LARC (Buenos Aires, Argentina);

Patricia Thomé, Regional Program Manager, LARC (São Paulo, Brazil);

Mariana Cal, Assistant Director, Research, LARC (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

Hosted by Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center, based in Buenos Aires (est. 2000) with offices in São Paulo and Mexico City.  

 

07:30 - 09:00 | Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute | "Khusrau’s River of Love: Cosmopolitanism and Inclusion in South Asian Traditions"

In its recent history, South Asia has witnessed a deep polarization of society fueled by ideologies that seek to exclude “the other,” variously defined through the lens of caste, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and race. Promoted through various media, these exclusionary discourses have overshadowed the region’s rich legacy of inclusion and humanism expressed through its vibrant literary and performative traditions, best exemplified by Amir Khusrau, South Asia’s legendary historian, poet, musician and mystic. 
 
This presentation, which features performances by musician and writer, Ali Sethi, and Dastango (story-teller), journalist, and writer, Himanshu Bajpai, with commentaries by Harvard Professor Ali Asani, aims to highlight this cosmopolitan ethic and shared cultural history by showcasing Khusrau’s work and legacy. Through the dastan-goi or qissa, traditional form of storytelling, and the qawwali, the iconic form of South Asian Sufi poetry, the presentation will offer an alternative lens through which we may engage with and appreciate difference.
 
Speakers:
Ali Asani, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Committee on the Study of Religion and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Ali Sethi, singer and writer
Himanshu Bajpai, Dastango, writer, and journalist
 
Hosted by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge (established 2003), with an office in New Delhi (established 2016).

09:00 - 10:30 | Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies | "Negotiation Task Force presents NTF Live: Episode 3"

Join the Negotiation Task Force for "NTF Live: Episode 3," a 60-minute video stream with our international affiliates stationed in Reykjavík – Iceland, Moscow – Russia, and Kabul – Afghanistan as they brief us on their governments' most pressing negotiation challenges. Speakers will discuss ongoing domestic conflict, international relations, and the pandemic crisis in their countries. Connect with our global network from the comfort of your Zoom room and submit questions to our speakers live.

Event Presenters: 

Fara Abbas, Deputy Director, Office of the National Security Council, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Igor Istomin, Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations 
Silja Bara Ómarsdóttir, Professor of International Affairs, University of Iceland 
Moderator: Arvid Bell, Lecturer on Government and Director, Negotiation Task Force, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University 

Hosted by Negotiation Task Force, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies based in Cambridge. 

10:30 - 11:30 | Harvard Center Shanghai | "Harvard Center Shanghai - The First Decade"

The program starts with an early history of Harvard’ relationship with China from 1879 with Ge Kun-hua’s journey to Harvard, as the first Chinese teacher at Harvard. It continues to describe the programs and activities of Harvard Center Shanghai in the first decade after it was opened in 2010. The Center represented an important step in Harvard’s long engagement with China and Asia. Spearheaded by the Harvard Business School and the Harvard China Fund, the Center is built as a resource for Harvard faculty, students, and alumni across all of Harvard’s Schools.

Hosted by Harvard Center Shanghai, established 2010 and located in Shanghai. 

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