Social Development in Pakistan: Summer Course, Harvard

Launched in 2010, this unique summer course brings together U.S.-based students and Pakistani civic leaders, scholars, and change makers working on social development. Harvard-based participants will interact in real time video conferences with Islamabad-based guest experts on education, health care, rural and urban development, micro-finance and rehabilitation, labor and minorities, political activism, media activism, Sufi sacred space, preservation and progress, and arts of Pakistan.
There is a prerequisite of prior coursework on South Asia or permission of the instructor.
Students from other U.S. colleges and universities, adults and professionals, and international students are welcome to join us at Harvard’s 2011 Summer School. Harvard’s Widener Library boasts 57 miles of bookshelves. Courses, conversations, museums, recreational facilities, and organized activities abound at Harvard and in Cambridge and Boston.
Harvard’s 2011 Summer School runs from June 27 to August 12. This year’s courses and information go online on January 19. Prospective students can sign up now for email reminders at
Online registration opens in early March.
There is no formal application, but space is limited.
will offer clear online instructions for registration, including costs and deadlines for international students to complete the English-language proficiency requirement and visa paperwork. Last year’s website is
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Maggie Ronkin