FEBRUARY 16, 2018
" I remember first seeing her when I was a freshman in Lahore. I sat at the very back of a large hall packed with young women, waiting to hear the great Asma Jahangir speak. We sat in awe of her bravery and most of us were also afraid for her life," writes SAI Pakistan Program Director  Mariam Chughtai, in a tribute to Asma Jahangir, who passed away this week at the age of 66.

Saturday, February 17, 4-5:30 PM, Wiener Auditorium, HKS
Friends and admirers are gathering to celebrate and commemorate  Asma Jahangir. Confirmed speakers include Amartya Sen, Martha Chen, Sugata Bose, Homi Bhabha and Raza Rumi.

"We're looking forward to continuing our partnership with SAI, which has a unique capacity to gather together the best minds from a wide variety of disciplines, all dedicated to solving the most complex social problems in India." -  Manoj Kumar , Head of Innovation, Tata Trusts.

Thursday, February 22, 6-8 PM, Delhi, India
As part of the new India Seminar Series in Delhi,  Dr. Richard Cash,  Harvard TH Chan  School of Public Health will discuss infectious diseases that have disappeared and others that are new or re-emerging in India and South Asia.

Friday, February 23, 2 PM, Brown University
Dr. Maya Tudor, University of Oxford, will use evidence from India and Malaysia to discuss  the origins of stable, democratic and effective states across the developing world. 

Harvard's FXB Center for Health and Human Rights convened a group of experts to review the Government of India's White Paper on Data Protection. The Center submitted two briefs: one focused on health data, another on child protection.

In an interview with India's Rajya Sabha TV, Dr. Shashank Shah talks extensively about his role as Project Director for the recently-concluded SAI-Tata Trusts project on Livelihood Creation. 



Yoko Okura (HKS) served an SAI Internship at UNICEF Nepal, with an emergency unit that monitors school and community disaster reduction programs following the 2015 earthquakes. Yoko travelled through three districts in Nepal to conduct interviews with stakeholders on the impact of these programs.