Covid-19: Reflections from South Asia

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In an effort to shed some light on the impact of the corona virus in South Asia, we have launched Covid Conversations: Reflections from South Asia, a new series of virtual programs. Featuring UC Berkeley faculty in conversation with scholars, public intellectuals, health care providers, business leaders, journalists, and others in South Asia, the goal of this program is to understand the impact of the crisis from many different perspectives. 

COVID CONVERSATIONS: REFLECTIONS FROM SOUTH ASIA

May 1, 2020

An Educational Institution's Challenge: Habib University in the time of Covid

A conversation between Prof. Munis D. Faruqui and the President of Habib University, President Wasif Rizvi

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Prof. Munis D. Faruqui
Sarah Kailath Chair of Indian Studies
Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
Associate Professor, Dept. of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Mr. Wasif Rizvi
President, Habib University

May 3, 2020

Pakistani Politics in the time of Covid

A Conversation between Prof. Munis D. Faruqui and Journalist Mr. Hasan Zaidi

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Mr. Hasan Zaidi
Journalist & Editor of Magazines, Dawn

May 19, 2020

COVID at Home: Gender, Class and the Domestic Economy

A Conversation between Prof. Raka Ray and Sociologist Prof. Amita Baviskar

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Prof. Raka Ray
Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, UC Berkeley

 

Prof. Amita Baviskar
Head of the Department of Environmental Studies, Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology & Anthropology, Ashoka University

May 21, 2020

Reporting on Coronavirus in India Today: Technology, Gender, Politics

A conversation between Prof. Abhishek Kaicker and global women's rights reporter for BuzzFeed News, Ms. Nishita Jha

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Prof. Abhishek Kaicker
Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 

Ms. Nishita Jha
Global Women's Rights Reporter, BuzzFeed News,

May 27, 2020

Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic

A conversation led by Dr. Sanchita Saxena with Medical Anthropologist Dr. Sabina Rashid, Political Scientist Prof. Ali Riaz, Development Sociologist Prof. Naomi Hossain, and Mabrur Ahmed and Rahima Begum of Restless Beings. 

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Dr. Sanchita Saxena
Director, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, UC Berkeley

Prof. Sabina Rashid
Dean and Professor, School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Prof. Ali Riaz
Professor​ of Politics and Government, Illinois State University, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council 

Prof. Naomi Hossain
Sr Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University

Mabrur Ahmed
Founder/Director, Restless Beings, UK

Rahima Begum
Founder/Co-Director, Restless Beings, UK