Description & BIOS

Please join us as these alumni experts inform and educate us about the desperate Covid-19 situation in India and how we might help. We look forward to an engaging and informative discussion and audience Q&A!

  • Dhruv Khullar (MPP ’14), M.D., M.P.P., s a physician and assistant professor of health policy and economics at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also a writer at The New Yorker, and serves as Director of Policy Dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership, and was recently a Senior Research Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals. His May 4th New Yorker essay on Covid-19 in India is linked here
  • Madhavi Sunder (AB ’92) JD, is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at Georgetown University. A leading scholar of law and culture, she was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2006 and has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cornell Law School. Her work traverses numerous legal fields, from intellectual property to human rights law and the First Amendment. Her May 5th appearance on PBS NewsHour about waiving vaccine patent rights is linked here
  • Saad Amer (AB ’16) is an environmental activist, producer and the Co-Founder of Plus1Vote and Unite with India’s Covid Relief Fund. He is on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Youth Constituency, is an Advisor to the National Parks Conservation Association and is an Expert Reviewer for the upcoming IPCC AR6 climate report.
  • The discussion will be moderated by Darshak Sanghavi (AB’92), MD, H4A Board Member, Global Chief Medical Officer of Babylon Health, and recent Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcare and Optum, former senior health official in the Obama administration, and former fellow and managing director of the Brookings Institution.

Presented by the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, with the Harvard South Asian Alumni Alliance and Harvard Kennedy School New York Alumni Network.