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SAI Executive Director Meena Hewett has been invited to speak at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR)’s annual conference, which will take place from February 14-17, 2014 at Harvard University. This year’s theme is ‘The Many Faces of Asia: Shaping Identities in a Dynamic World.’

As Asia spirals into faster development, how will Asia maintain its essence in such a fast-paced world? The HPAIR Harvard Conference 2014 will provide a forum to discuss the many faces of Asia in the 21st century. Delegates will be equipped with the tools and ideas to have the ability to shape Asia’s identity that will accelerate Asia’s development moving forward. Asia has transformed itself into a world superpower in the past decades. The economic success stories of Japan, the Four Tigers, and now China have been used as models worldwide. At the same time, Asia has vibrant history and culture with thousands of years of tradition that reaches far beyond its borders.

Conference attendees will explore pertinent issues concerning the Asia region, including business leadership, entrepreneurship, health, and  media. Attendees will have the opportunity to investigate  these issues in-depth through plenary sessions, panel sessions, seminars, and case-studies.

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. HPAIR organizes Harvard University’s largest annual student conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1991, they have continuously gathered a growing pool of international students from top universities, renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders to engage in our rigorous educational events.

Click here to see the 2014 conference brochure.