2010 Oct 14

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

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.... Read more about The Floods in Pakistan: Acute Catastrophe, Long-Term Disruption

2010 Oct 12

Hot Topics from Indonesia

3:00pm to 5:00pm


Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th floor

MountainThe World’s Most Pressing Issues from the Perspective of the World’s Largest Majority-Muslim Democracy

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About the Event
Join us for public lectures about Indonesia by three visiting scholars: Chatib Basri contrasting Indonesia’s exports in 1998 and 2008, Jeffrey Winters comparing the oligarchies of Singapore and Indonesia, and Adam Schwarz assessing the economic consequences of low carbon emission goals in Indonesia. Light refreshments will be served. Lecture titles and speaker bios follow.

“Should Indonesia Say Goodbye to an Export Facilitating Strategy?”
Chatib Basri, Senior Lecturer of Economics, Universitas Indonesia.

“Criminal Democracy and Authoritarian Legalism: Indonesian and Singaporean Oligarchies in Comparative Perspective”
Jeffrey Winters, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Northwestern University

“Green Growth in Indonesia”
Adam Schwarz, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company Asia... Read more about Hot Topics from Indonesia

2010 Oct 08

A Conversation With FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino

10:00am to 11:00am


Fainsod Room, Littauer 324, Harvard Kennedy School

Students and other interested members of the HKS community are invited to attend a conversation with Richard Serino, deputy administrator of FEMA. Appointed to his current position in October 2009, Serino has over 35 years of experience in the fields of emergency management and emergency medical services.