24 August 2016

Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Conference Successfully Held in CUHK



The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has successfully held the 5-day Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2016 Asia Conference.  Over 500 top students from the world’s foremost universities had dynamic exchanges through plenary sessions, panels, keynotes, workshops, and case studies on the most pressing global issues across a wide spectrum.  Over 90 speakers including renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders attended the conference and had interactive discussions with the young leaders on the many challenges and trends across the international landscape, including political, social, economic, cultural, and business features. 

HPAIR is a student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and HPAIR Asia Conference is Harvard University's largest annual student event in the Asia-Pacific region, which aims to foster long-term relationships among young leaders from around the globe, and connect talented delegates with some of today’s leaders in academia, business and government.  Amid intense competition from top-class student teams from Australia, India and Korea, to name but a few, representatives from CUHK outperformed them and won the bid to host the prestigious event on behalf of Hong Kong. 

For more information on the conference, please visit: www.hpair.org.

Over 500 top students from the world’s foremost universities gather in CUHK to attend the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2016 Asia Conference.
Over 500 top students from the world’s foremost universities gather in CUHK to attend the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2016 Asia Conference.

(From left) Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice Chancellor and President of CUHK; Ms. Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Yemeni journalist and politician; and Dr. Han Seung-soo, Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea; Former President of the UN General Assembly, at the opening ceremony of HPAIR 2016 Asia Conference
(From left) Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice Chancellor and President of CUHK; Ms. Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Yemeni journalist and politician; and Dr. Han Seung-soo, Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea; Former President of the UN General Assembly, at the opening ceremony of HPAIR 2016 Asia Conference

Prof Joseph Sung gives a keynote speech on 'Lessons from SARS, Avian Flu and Ebola: How to empower our future leaders'
Prof Joseph Sung gives a keynote speech on 'Lessons from SARS, Avian Flu and Ebola: How to empower our future leaders'

Dr. Han Seung-soo interacts with the delegates on the topic 'Tackling Climate Change with Green Growth'
Dr. Han Seung-soo interacts with the delegates on the topic 'Tackling Climate Change with Green Growth'

Ms. Tawakkol Karman speaks on 'Women's Participation in Peacebuilding Efforts'
Ms. Tawakkol Karman speaks on 'Women's Participation in Peacebuilding Efforts'

Over 90 speakers including renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders attend the conference to exchange ideas with young leaders on various global issues
Over 90 speakers including renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders attend the conference to exchange ideas with young leaders on various global issues

Over 90 speakers including renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders attended the conference to exchange ideas with young leaders on various global issues
Over 90 speakers including renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders attended the conference to exchange ideas with young leaders on various global issues

The delegates have dynamic exchanges through plenary sessions, panels, keynotes, workshops, and case studies on the most pressing global issues across a wide spectrum.
The delegates have dynamic exchanges through plenary sessions, panels, keynotes, workshops, and case studies on the most pressing global issues across a wide spectrum.

Throughout the 5-day program, a series of social tours and cultural activities are available for delegates from around the world to understand Hong Kong from a completely different perspective.
Throughout the 5-day program, a series of social tours and cultural activities are available for delegates from around the world to understand Hong Kong from a completely different perspective.

Throughout the 5-day program, a series of social tours and cultural activities are available for delegates from around the world to understand Hong Kong from a completely different perspective.
Throughout the 5-day program, a series of social tours and cultural activities are available for delegates from around the world to understand Hong Kong from a completely different perspective.