HPAIR is a partnership between the students and faculty of Harvard University, offering a sustained academic program and a forum of exchange to facilitate discussion of the most important economic, political, and social issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
This year, the event will be held between August 17-20th in Beijing.
HPAIR's international conference has emerged as the largest annual Harvard event in Asia and the largest annual student conference in the Asia-Pacific region, attracting a wide variety of distinguished speakers and future leaders as Harvard's student outpost in Asia. Past speakers at our conferences include former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, Singapore President S.R. Nathan, Secretary-General of ASEAN Ong Keng Yong, and former Japanese Finance Minister Heizo Takanaka.
Both delegates and papers are welcome! The theme will be Engaging Asia: Discourse and Dialogue. More details are available on their website. You can also make your application online before March 15th.
The Workshop Topics include:
- Economic Growth in Asia and its Effects on Society
- Comparative Notions of Leadership
- Understanding Security Issues in East Asia
- Inequality and Social Policy in Asia
- Asia's Information Society
- Popular Culture in Asia
For those interested, there is also a Business Conference (as opposed to the Academic Conference above) which will be held on 24th-26th August in Hong Kong, co-hosted by the University of Hong Kong.
The HPAIR Business Conference now invites all university students to apply to participate as conference delegates. Graduate students, post-graduate students and professionals are also welcome to apply as a regular delegate.
More information is available on the business conference website. Similarly, applications need to be submitted before 15th March 2007.
For any inquiries about HPAIR, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or alternatively, contact Sriram Krishnan @ sriramkri (at) gmail.com.