This Week's Top Stories
April 24, 2020
Last week, the Mittal Institute's webinar, "The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia," moderated by Vikram Patel , delved into the varied in-region responses to the virus, as well as its impact on the region's health systems and social sectors. If you missed it, check out our video of the event!
Mittal Institute Director Tarun Khanna recently discussed the economic impact of COVID-19 in South Asia with Ejaj Ahmad , President & Founder of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center — noting the importance of identifying broad patterns of economic impact to better respond to recurrence of the virus.
Coming from diverse places and backgrounds, the Mittal Institute’s interns offer unique experiences and skills that have been invaluable to our team. This week, we caught up with Yashada Wagle , who will graduate in May with a Masters in Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Upcoming Events
TODAY, April 24, 9:00–10:30 AM EST
In a discussion moderated by Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, panelists will explore the place of science in the COVID-19 response and map the transmission of the virus throughout South Asia using mobile network data. Additional panelists include:

  • Dr. Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Dr. Victoria D'Souza, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Please note that there will be a maximum attendance capacity to the above Zoom session.
Latest Announcements
Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2020
Artists from South Asia can apply for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Fellowships at the Mittal Institute, which brings four artists from South Asia to the Harvard campus in Cambridge each year. Art Fellows have the opportunity to perform research and use Harvard’s vast resources to build on their future art practice.