This Week's Top Stories
July 31, 2020
In a panel moderated by Elora Chowdhury and Durba Mitra , experts discuss the crisis that the global apparel industry is currently facing resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and the impacts on thousands of workers in Bangladesh as major fashion retailers in the Global North close their stores.
We spoke with Veronica Vargas , Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute and an economist with expertise in health economics and global health, to learn more about her current research, South-to-South R&D collaborations, and the opportunities for South Asia in vaccine and therapeutics development.
How can art institutions remain nimble enough to respond to uncertainties like COVID-19, while continuing to engage their patrons? In this podcast, Jinah Kim , Naman Ahuja , and Martha Tedeschi delve into the changes that museums have so far undertaken and the obstacles they may face in the future.
Upcoming Events
Thursday–Sunday, August 13–16, 2020
The Harvard Pakistan Forum brings together academics, policy experts, business people, students, and politicians from all over the globe to discuss socio-economic issues pertinent to Pakistan. This year, the discussion will delve into the situation of Pakistan in the context of the COVID-19 era.
Please register for this virtual event via the link above.
Latest Announcements
Deadline: Monday, August 31, 11:59 PM EST
We've launched the Seed for Change Exploratory Grant Program for Harvard students who have ideas or projects that address intractable problems in India and Pakistan. Applicants can receive up to $5,000  to support their efforts. Applications can be submitted until August 31, as long as funds are still available. All materials can be submitted to Selmon Rafey ( ).