Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations 2008

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is pleased to present its 2008 Academic Conference and Business Conference. They are now accepting applications from university students and young professionals around the world. Confirmed speakers for the Business Conference include the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The HPAIR Academic Conference is an annual international conference that brings together top students from elite universities across the world to engage in high-level discourse on economic, political, humanistic, cultural, and social issues affecting Asia and the world.

The HPAIR Business Conference is an annual event in which hundreds of international undergraduate and MBA students and young professionals worldwide come together to interact and learn about the most dynamic areas of Asian business from the most prominent industry leaders. Our conference seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current economic trends in Asia and create a forum for discussion of new developments in the region.

The conference approaches its goal holistically and features rigorous academic workshops and lectures led by renowned professors, scholars, government officials, and private sector practitioners from all over the world. Additionally, the conference features opportunities for student paper presentations, interactive activities, field trips, and social & networking events (including the famous annual "International Night" cultural extravaganza as well as the elaborate gala dinner closing ceremony).

Notable past speakers at HPAIR conferences include: Kim Dae-jung (Former President, Republic of South Korea), S. R. Nathan (President, Singapore), Kim Young-Sam (President, Republic of South Korea), Ban Ki-moon (Secretary General of the UN), Fred Hu (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asia), Victor Fung (Chairman, Li & Fung Group), Tu Wei-Ming (Professor of Confucian Philosophy, Harvard University), Richard Cooper (Professor of Economics, Harvard University), and Jeffrey Sachs (Professor of Economics, Columbia University).

Details about the HPAIR 2008 Business Conference are as follows:
Theme: Emerging into Focus: Asia Incorporated
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Date: August 14 – 17, 2008
Click to learn more about the HPAIR Business Conference, or visit join the facebook group.

Details about the HPAIR 2008 Academic Conference are as follows:
Theme: Beyond Borders: Asia on the World Stage
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Date: August 21 – 24, 2008
Plenary Sessions:
Higher Education in Asia
ASEAN as an Economic and Geopolitical Region

The application system is currently open. Applications from students will be accepted at For more information on HPAIR, please visit Questions may be directed to


Anonymous said...

Thank you Tony. Looking forward to the applications from Malaysian students. :)


Chen Chow said...

Thanks, Tony for highlighting it! It would be attending the Business Conference. Any other Malaysians going to do so?

Anonymous said...

“The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.” — William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England, 1694.

Mayer Anselm Rothschild, the great European Banker, once say: “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws...”

Abraham Lincoln nevertheless declared:

“I have two great enemies, the Southern army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. And of the two, the bankers are my greatest foe.”

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” — US President James Madison

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce." — US President James A. Garfield

“Bankers own the earth; take it away from them but leave them with the power to create credit; and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again... If you want to be slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the bankers control money and control credit.” — Sir Josiah Stamp, Director, Bank of England, 1940.

Automobile manufacturer Henry Ford said:

“If the people of the nation understood our banking and monetary system, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

Capitalism vs Socialism
Right-wing vs Left-wing
Yin vs Yang

Choose your path wisely.

Anonymous said...

oh, good. our two top government officials can hmmm and haw their way in front of an international audience. lol.
seriously, i do hope they go prepared and make a good showing.

Anonymous said...

I will be attending this conference. But I am working in overseas and will be flying in for the conference.

Any hotel recommendation other than JW Marriot?

Golf Afflicted said...

Hi Nick,

What's your budget and the class of hotels you'd like to stay in? Also any particular locations?

Tony ;-)