Special Event

  • Apr 24

    Symposium: Science, Identity, and Ethnicity

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, Room 1550

    "Science, Identity, and Ethnicity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes"

    A two-day interdisciplinary symposium, free and open to the public. For up-to-date details on the schedule and free registration, please visit: www.scienceidentityethnicity.eventbrite.com

    Co-sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Kennedy School of Government, the Committee on African Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of African and African-American Studies, and the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.

  • Apr 25

    Symposium: Science, Identity, and Ethnicity

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

    "Science, Identity, and Ethnicity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes"

    A two-day interdisciplinary symposium, free and open to the public. For up-to-date details on the schedule and free registration, please visit: www.scienceidentityethnicity.eventbrite.com

    Keynote Speaker:

    Nadia Abu El-Haj, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University.

    Co-sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Kennedy School of Government, the Committee on African Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of African and African-American Studies, and the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.

  • May 07

    Weatherhead Center Special Seminar

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

    “Slum Health: Suffering and Survival in a Setting of Legal Exclusion”

    A billion people, or one-seventh of the world’s population, now live in slums in developing country cities. Mumbai, India, possibly has the world’s largest population of slum dwellers: 50-60% of its population lives in informal settlements on <9% of the city’s land area. A significant proportion of those slum residents live in “non-notified” settlements that lack any legal recognition, resulting in their exclusion from formal municipal services such as water, sanitation, and electricity. From 2009 to 2012, a team of researchers from PUKAR (a Mumbai-based research collective), the Harvard School of Public Health, and NYU engaged in an interdisciplinary project investigating health in a non-notified slum of 14,000 people. With support from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, several new findings have emerged from these data in the last year that the research team wishes to disseminate to the public. This event will consist of a few short presentations of original research findings followed by reflections on the findings by professors from the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Design.