Ashish Koul is a Singh Postdoctoral Associate in the Council on South Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center. Her work focuses on caste, Islam, and politics in South Asia, with law and gender as components within that framework. We talk with Professor Koul about her essay, “Making new Muslim Arains: reform and social mobility in colonial Punjab, 1890s-1910s.”
In this podcast series, World Fellows director Emma Sky talks with Fellows about their lives and work. To download and listen to all podcasts in the series, go to iTunesU or the World Fellows page on Soundcloud.
Andres Barkil-Oteo, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale, is working with a team of clinicians providing mental health services to 90,000 internally displaced people in nine camps in Northern Iraq.
Barkil-Oteo is a psychiatrist consultant and adviser with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which delivers emergency medical aid worldwide to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.
MSF in October was awarded the 2017 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health by the Brain & Behavior Foundation, and Barkil-Oteo’s project was featured in this video.
“MSF doctors and nurses are often seen treating physical ailments: bandaging the war-wounded, rehydrating a cholera patient, or performing an emergency cesarean section. But for more than 20 years, MSF has also been providing vital psychiatric and psychological care to people ravaged by man-made or natural disaster,” the foundation stated in its award announcement. “The organization currently has mental health related programs in 41 countries across five continents treating adults and children who are victims of armed conflict, natural disasters, sexual violence, neglect, psychiatric disorders and disease outbreaks.”
Christopher Bayes, professor and head of physical acting at Yale School of Drama, helped students discover their inner clown at a workshop held in August at Yale Center Beiing.
Yale University Senior Fellow Stephen Roach discusses S&P’s downgrade of China’s sovereign credit rating. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”