HARVARD COLLEGE

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.

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COUNTRIES

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CONFERENCES

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FAMILY

 
LAST YEAR'S SPEAKERS
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JAMES ROBSON

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.

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DANIEL KOSS

Research Scholar and Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

He studies political parties in East Asian politics.

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AMY SMEED

Head of Animation, Disney

She worked as co-head of animation for "Raya and the Last Dragon" and "Moana".

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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.

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GLENN LAU-KEE

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.

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JEFFREY SCHNAPP

Director of metaLAB (at) Harvard

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

He is the founder and faculty director of metaLAB and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

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SAM RANSBOTHAM

Boston College Professor of Business and AI

He is a Professor of Information Systems at the Boston College, Carroll School of Management.

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KATTESH KATTI

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,

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BENNY LUO

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.

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HIDETOSHI NISHIMURA

President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1976.

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JUN ARIMA

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).

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TIM RITCHIE

President of the Museum of Science

His goal is to inspire and enable people to succeed in a world driven by science and technology.

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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.

 

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UNIVERSITIES

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DELEGATES

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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
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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