February 10, 2017

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SAI News
Introducing new SAI affiliates

This year, SAI has welcomed several new affiliates working out of our Cambridge office, assisting in a variety of roles, including communications, administrative support, and research.
Neuroscience in the spotlight
On Jan. 7, in partnership with the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), SAI hosted a Knowledge Exchange Platform event on neuroscience for students in Bangalore. Panelists included representatives from the  Science and Technology departments of government, the information technology sector, as well as medical devices industry. 
Student voices
Sustainable forest practice in India
Aaron David Mendonca, Masters candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Design, was the runner-up in SAI's 2016 Seed For Change Competition. He founded the  Craftsmen, a small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices.
Apply by Feb. 15: Seed for Change Competition
Can you impact India and Pakistan?

SAI's Seed for Change Competition, now in its second year, awards grants of up to $40,000 to student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017.
Upcoming Events
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Debrief Nepal: Reflections on a Rapid Scenario Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness
TODAY, Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal
Special Event
Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government
Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal
David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales
Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS
High Tea to follow.
In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and Harvard Alumni Group of Nepal
Film Screening and Q+A with Deepa Mehta: Anatomy of Violence

TODAY, Friday, Feb. 10, 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Starr Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School
Film Event
Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
Mehta will be screening her latest movie The Anatomy of Violence on the sidelines of the India Conference. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Deepa Mehta, a UN representative, Harvard student activist Gulika Reddy, and Harvard Professor Jacqueline Bhabha.
Harvard India Conference

Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, February 12, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School
Special Event
'India - The Global Growth Engine'
A student-run conference held at Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School.

Debrief Nepal: Reflections on an In-Country Rapid Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness

Monday, Feb. 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Special Event
Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government
Shriju PradhanDeputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal
David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales
Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS
Reception to follow.
In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and the Harvard Asia Center

The Changing Faces of Humanitarian Aid

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Social Enterprise Seminar
Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS
Chair: Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gender and the Partition
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Partition Seminar
Catherine Warner, College Fellow in South Asian Studies and History, Harvard University
Light refreshments will be served.
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