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Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable

Reception to follow
Co-sponsored with the Mittal South Asia Institute, the Asia Center and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


  • Yuen Yuen Ang, Alfred Chandler Chair of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
  • Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Devesh Kapur, Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Pasuk Phongpaichit, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, Chulalongkorn University
  • Bridget Welsh, Honorary Research Associate, University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia


  • Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

How does the recent rise of a super-rich stratum across much of Asia affect the politics of different countries? Are the ultra-affluent more likely to wield influence in democracies or in authoritarian regimes? Through what means and to what ends? An inter-disciplinary panel of experts on China, India and Southeast Asia will share observations and insights on this timely issue.