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WHO WE ARE

The Harvard College in Asia Program (HCAP) is Harvard's premier organization for US-Asia academic, cultural, and social exchange.
 
Learn, engage, and be inspired by hundreds of leaders from around the world, in a conference like no other.

In the winter, we host the Harvard Conference and invite our partner schools to Harvard to engage in meaningful dialogue, network, and build community. In the spring, our partner schools each host conferences in their country and invite us to learn more about their culture and their interpretation of the HCAP theme.

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Who We Are
2023 WINTER CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
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JEAN SHEIN

Global Director for Sustainability, UNIQLO USA

He oversees both strategy development and tactical execution of that strategy at the local market level.

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DR. SHUJEN WANG

Professor of Media Studies, Emerson College

Her research interests include media globalization, media platformization, and film distribution and piracy.

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DR. HUSSAIN LALANI

Board-Certified Internist and Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

His research focuses on understanding the challenges & inequities patients face in accessing affordable prescription drugs.

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DR. JOSEPH ALLEN

Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

He works with senior executives at Fortune 500 companies across major sectors of the economy to implement healthy buildings strategies. 

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MICHAEL PUETT

Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Harvard University

His interests are focused on the inter-relations between history, philosophy, anthropology, and religion.

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JAMILA RAQIB

Executive Director, Albert Einstein Institution

Jamila Raqib is a specialist in the study and practice of strategic nonviolent action and the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution.

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MS. RUSHAN ABBAS

Campaign for Uyghurs

She established the Campaign for Uyghurs to advocate for her people among the government officials and lawmakers, interfaith organizations, universities and think tanks.

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DR. GRACE CHAO

Senior Advisor to Dept. of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division of North Dakota

Dr. Grace Chao is a leader in the critical field of mental health, specializing in support for indigenous youth. 

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CAROLYN NASH

Asia Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA

She has also lived and worked on human rights programming in Indonesia, East Timor, Kenya, and Uganda.

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PROFESSOR OLIVIER DE WECK

Astronautics and Engineering Systems,

MIT Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics

He has focused on how human-made systems such as spacecraft designs evolve over time.

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DR. METTA MCGARVEY

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Her work integrates mindfulness, leadership, and social and emotional development to help adults build the inner resources to handle complex multi-faceted challenges.

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EDUARDO BRICENO

Keynote Speaker

Eduardo Briceño is a prolific keynote speaker and facilitator supporting leaders in developing cultures of learning and high performance.

HCAP 2024 CONFERENCE

EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN
The Path Less Traveled

Choosing the path of most resistance may seem counterintuitive, but reframing challenges as opportunities can allow us to discover new paths to achieving our goals. Whether it is starting a business, developing AI technology, preparing for the next pandemic, or promoting the arts, we all have to face a future filled with opportunities and uncertainties. How we choose to embrace the uncharted possibilities of the future will be a key factor in determining the outcome of our endeavors. Many changemakers in the world have experienced countless failures or have been told their work was “impossible” yet continued down their path anyway. By featuring speakers who have taken unconventional paths and defined their own goals, our conference aims to educate attendees about embracing uncertainties and taking a leap of faith.

HCAP 2022

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UNIVERSITIES

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DELEGATES

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YEARS

Speakers
PAST NOTABLE SPEAKERS
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TIM DANKS

VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations at Huawei Technologies

He is responsible for​ understanding and managing business risks in the context of cybersecurity and privacy.

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ANANT AGARWAL

Founder and CEO, EdX

Professor of EECS, MIT

He is the CEO of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard.

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WENDY KOPP

Founder and CEO, Teach for All

Founder, Teach for America

She hosted and co-produced a Refinery29 documentary series titled Style Out There.

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DARCY PAQUET

Translator, Parasite

Creator of Wildflower Film Awards

Paquet  was awarded the Korea Film Reporters Association Award at the 15th Busan International Film Festival.

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ROBIN CHASE

Founder, Zipcar

TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2009

She is an American transportation entrepreneur and has led multiple startups in transportation.

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MARIA POONLERTLARP

Miss Thailand 2017

Founder of SOS Earth Campaign

She represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2017, and now leads environmentalist efforts in Thailand.

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GREG MANKIW

Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University

He is known for his work in New Keynesian economics, and is the author of several best-selling textbooks.

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MARK ELLIOT

Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University

He is also the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University.

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SHANE GREENSTEIN

Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

He teaches in the Technology, Operations and Management Unit.​

OUR PARTNERS

University of Hong Kong

University of Tokyo

St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai

Ewha Womans University in Seoul

National University of Singapore

National Taiwan University

Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok

Boğaziçi University in Istanbul

Our Partners
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