Special Event:  Asia Center 20th anniversary

Date: 

Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30am to 6:30pm

Location: 

S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

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Asia Center 20th Anniversary

Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

9:30 a.m.         Coffee

9:45 a.m.         Welcome by Professor Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)audio

10:00 a.m. Introduction by Vice Provost Mark Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University; Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, FASaudio

10:15 a.m. Remarks by Professor Rema Hanna, Chair, Asia Center Southeast Asia Committee; Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy Schoolaudio

10:00 a.m. A Dialogue with the Asia Center’s Former Directors and Acting Directors on the Changing and Enduring Issues in Asiaaudio

Ezra Vogel, Asia Center Director 1997-1999; Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, FAS

William  Kirby, Asia Center Director 1999-2002; Chair, Harvard China Fund; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, FAS; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Dwight Perkins, Asia Center Director 2002-2005; Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, FAS

Anthony Saich, Asia Center Director 2005-2008; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Arthur Kleinman, Asia Center Director 2008-2016; Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, FAS; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Michael Puett, Asia Center Acting Director Spring Term 2013; Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, FAS

Andrew Gordon, Asia Center Acting Director 2016-2017; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, FAS

Moderator:  Professor Meg Rithmire, F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business of Administration, Harvard Business School

12:00 p.m. Lunch, S030, Lee Gathering Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South

1:00 p.m. Remarks by Dean Claudine Gay, Dean of Social Science, FAS; Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studiesaudio

1:15 p.m. Study and Research in Asia:  The Student Perspectiveaudio

Ernest (Billy) Brewster, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Renzo R. Guinto, T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 H.H. Kang, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Neelam Khoja, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Veronika Kusumaryati, Anthropology

Neeti Nayak, Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design

Melany Sun-Min Park, History and Theory of Architecture

Kyle Shernuk, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Justin Stern, Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Feng-en Tu, History and East Asian Languages

3:00 p.m. Break  

3:15 p.m. Asia in the Next Two Decades: A Conversation with Current Harvard Asia-related Center Directorsaudio

Tarun Khanna, Director, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Sun Joo Kim, Director, Korea Institute; Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History, FAS

William Kirby, Chair, Harvard China Fund; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, FAS; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, FAS

Jay Rosengard, Acting Director, Asia Center Thai Studies Program; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Michael Szonyi, Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Professor of Chinese History, FAS

Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, FAS

4:40 p.m. Audience to move to S010, Tsai Auditorium (next door to S020) for Tsai Lecture

4:45 p.m.  13th Annual Tsai Lecture Video

CHINA’S WORLDVIEW UNDER XI JINPING

The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013) and former Foreign Minister (2010-2012)

S010, Tsai Auditorium, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South

Sponsored by the Tsai Lecture Fund, Harvard University Asia Center; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Greater China Club of the Harvard Business School

5:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks/Reception

The Asia Center is honored to be co-sponsoring its 20th anniversary celebration with its fellow Asia-related centers: Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

 

 

See also: Asia Center