Fall Quarter 2018
12 – 1 pm, Leichtag 107
Mon, Oct 22, 2018: Brown bag discussion with Tarun Jain (Indian School of Business), Reshaping Adolescents’ Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India.
Cosponsored by Center for Gender Equity and Health.
12 – 1:30 pm, Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Building 1186.
Refreshments will be provided, but bring your own lunch.
4 pm, SSB 107.
Abstract: In 1991, the W.H.O. funded a rapid appraisal and HIV prevention program in the Sonagachi red light area of Kolkata. In 1995, a process of community leadership and ownership was initiated with the establishment of the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (transl. Unstoppable Equal Women’s Committee) and its’ USHA Multi-Purpose Banking Cooperative (now the largest micro-banking cooperative in South Asia). This enabled “Durbar” to evolve into a “community-led structural intervention” that responds to priorities of sex workers and their families, such as economic security, education, human and workers’ rights, stigma and discrimination, police other power-broker abuses, and human trafficking, in conjunction with HIV/STI prevention efforts. Durbar has scaled up to over 60,000 sex workers and their families at 60+sites in West Bengal and served as a model for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded scale-up of HIV prevention in India, Project Avahan. This talk will highlight Durbar’s evolution, components and underlying functioning, and successes and challenges from over 15 years of mixed-methods research and training collaborations.
Abstract: Neuroscience has informed us how our brains optimally process information and take action to meet our goals. In this talk, Dr. Mishra will describe her research in developing digital technologies that translate this neuroscientific knowledge to serve Indian children with mental disorders. Her studies have been the first to understand how digital mental health tools benefit children in a global setting, and have focused on urban children with clinical disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as well as abandoned children with traumatic early life experiences. These studies also highlight successful collaboration between our academic institutions with hospitals and non-profit organizations in India, and enhance translational research capacity across the domains of neuroscience, cognitive science, technology and mental health.
Co-sponsored by Economics.
Other UCSD Events
Mon, Oct 29, 2018: Saiba Varma (Anthropology, UCSD) on The Shock Network: The Politics of Care in Occupied Kashmir.
4-5:30 pm, HSS 3027 (Reception from 4 pm)
Science Studies Colloquium Series.
Fri, Oct 12: Sri Lanka themed Friday Café.
There will be presentations on Sri Lanka from UCSD cultural ambassadors with ties to the country, including SAI grad student Ruvani Fonseka.
12-1:15 pm, Great Hall.
UC San Diego International House
Lunch – 5$ per person
More information here: https://global.ucsd.edu/deans-office/globally-focused-programming/friday-cafe/index.html
Oct 3, 2018: Secretary of the Indian Department of Telecommunications and Pacific Leadership Fellow Aruna Sundarajan (India Telecom Secretary), Digital India: Opportunities and Challenges
5 – 6:30 pm, The Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion.
Organized by Center on Global Transformation, GPS.
Free Registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-india-opportunities-and-challenges-tickets-50085385737
Tue, Aug 28: Dr. Laishram Ladu Singh (IIPS), NFHS Survey: Designing and Executing a Nation-Wide Public Health Survey for India.
12-1:30 pm, Sciences Building 1186, Skagg Pharmaceutical
Brown Bag Lunchtime discussion, GEH/School of Medicine.