IN ASIA PROGRAM
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.
LAST YEAR'S SPEAKERS
Professor of East Asian Lang and Civilization, Director of the Harvard Asia Center
He teaches East Asian religions, in particular Daoism, Chinese Buddhism, and Zen.
Research Scholar and Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
He studies political parties in East Asian politics.
Head of Animation, Disney
She worked as co-head of animation for "Raya and the Last Dragon" and "Moana".
YOUNG JOO LEE
Lecturer in Animation and Immersive Media, Harvard University
Her work deals with personal narratives about her experiences of being an immigrant in Europe and the US, a woman, and a cultural nomad.
Former President, New York Bar Association
He was the first Asian-American President of the New York Bar Association, an observer for the American Bar Association at the United Nations Economic and Social Council in Geneva, and serves as the Chair of the US-Asia Institute.
Boston College Professor of Business and AI
He is a Professor of Information Systems at the Boston College, Carroll School of Management.
Research Director at the Institute of Green Nanotechnology
Globally recognized as the ‘Father of Green Nanotechnology’, he is internationally renowned as a leader in the interconnecting fields of chemistry, radiopharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology/green nanotechnology and nanomedicine for biomedical applications. Full biography here,
Founder and CEO of NextShark
He is the founder of NextShark.com, a leading media destination for Asian Americans covering news, business, politics, entertainment, and culture that reaches up to 15 million people per week on social media.
President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1976.
Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment at ERIA
He has many publications, some of his most recent being “Eco-fundamentalism as a Grist to China’s Mill” (2021) and “Eco-fundamentalism will ruin our country” (2021).
President of the Museum of Science
His goal is to inspire and enable people to succeed in a world driven by science and technology.
HCAP 2023 CONFERENCE
STARTING SMALL, THINKING BIG
Change Starting From Our Local Community
No big issue can be solved overnight. Instead, solutions often emerge from the ground as local community members identify and address problems. Throughout the conference, we will work towards a collaborative understanding of how tangible steps taken on a seemingly smaller scale can catalyze larger impacts. A range of experts will share how they have improved the lives of community members, and, in turn, revolutionized global movements. It doesn’t take a professional nor an academic to be an agent of change — changemaking can be made accessible by bringing together a community to reimagine the world through the agency of local actors.
PAST NOTABLE SPEAKERS
VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations at Huawei Technologies
He is responsible for understanding and managing business risks in the context of cybersecurity and privacy.
Founder and CEO, EdX
Professor of EECS, MIT
He is the CEO of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard.
Founder and CEO, Teach for All
Founder, Teach for America
She hosted and co-produced a Refinery29 documentary series titled Style Out There.
Creator of Wildflower Film Awards
Paquet was awarded the Korea Film Reporters Association Award at the 15th Busan International Film Festival.
TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2009
She is an American transportation entrepreneur and has led multiple startups in transportation.
Miss Thailand 2017
Founder of SOS Earth Campaign
She represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2017, and now leads environmentalist efforts in Thailand.
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.
Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University
He is also the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University.
Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
He teaches in the Technology, Operations and Management Unit.
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