The Floods in Pakistan: Acute Catastrophe, Long-Term Disruption


Thursday, October 14, 2010, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


1730 Cambridge Street CGIS South Building, Seminar Room S250

Throughout the summer of 2010, severe flooding ravaged large parts of Pakistan, affecting millions of lives. In this panel discussion, Harvard faculty members from across the university explored both the immediate and long-term consequences of this far-reaching disaster, along with strategies for moving forward. Moderated by Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University, and with Professors Asad Ahmed, Department of Anthropology, FAS; John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, SEAS, and Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, HSPH; Ali Cheema, Visiting Scholar, Lahore University of Management Sciences; Asim Khwaja, Professor of Public Policy, HKS; and PCL Faculty Co-Director Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard, George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, HKS, and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS.

Part of the Modern Asia Seminar Series (Harvard University Asia Center) and the Disaster Management in Asia Seminar Series (Harvard Kennedy School).

Sponsors: Harvard University Asia Center, Program on Crisis Leadership, and the South Asia Initiative.

For more on this event please read the Harvard Gazette article.