Wednesday, April 30, 2008

HPAIR 2008 Academic Conference

The HPAIR Academic Conference is now open for signing-up!


Call for Applications- 2008 HPAIR Academic Conference!

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is
pleased to present its 2008 Academic Conference, and is now accepting
applications from university students around the world.

The HPAIR academic conference is an annual international conference that
brings together top students from elite universities across the world to
engage in high-level discourse on economic, political, humanistic,
cultural, and social issues affecting Asia and the world. It is
Harvard's largest annual event in Asia.

The conference approaches its goal holistically, and features rigorous
academic workshops and lectures led by renowned professors, scholars,
government officials, and private sector practitioners from all over the
world. Additionally, the conference features opportunities for student
paper presentations, interactive activities, field trips, and social &
networking events (including the famous annual "International Night"
cultural extravaganza as well as the elaborate gala dinner closing

Notable past speakers at HPAIR conferences include: Kim Dae-jung (Former
President, Republic of South Korea), S. R. Nathan (President,
Singapore), Kim Young-Sam (President, Republic of South Korea), Norodom
Ranariddh (Prime Minister, Cambodia), Bai Ki-moon (Former Foreign
Minister, Republic of Korea), Fred Hu (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Asia), Tu Wei-Ming (Professor of Confucian Philosophy, Harvard
University), Richard Cooper (Professor of Economics, Harvard
University), and Jeffrey Sachs (Professor of Economics, Columbia

This year, the 2008 HPAIR Academic Conference will be held from Aug
21-24, 2008 at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Malaysia.

The application system is currently open. Applications from students
will be accepted at  until May
15th. For more information on HPAIR, please visit
Questions may be directed to

In addition, limited space is still available for HPAIR 2008 Business

Details about the HPAIR 2008 Business Conference are as follows:
Theme: Emerging into Focus: Asia Incorporated
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Date: August 14 – 17, 2008

Plenary Sessions:
  **Ties that Bind: How Corporate Governance Affects the Business
  in Asia
  **East Meets West: Global Integration of the Business World

Panel Topics:
  *Financial Services
  *Family-owned Conglomerates
  *Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds
  *Energy and Natural Resources
  *Foreign Direct Investment
  *Media and Entertainment
  *Luxury Goods
  *Real Estate

Workshop Topics
  *Enhancing Board leadership and Value
  *Consumer Branding and Marketing
  *Law and Regulations
  *Managing and Recruiting Talent

To learn more about the HPAIR Business Conference, please visit or join our facebook group:

**Due to high demand, application will still be accepted based on
discretion, please visit **

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