Harvard Conference

January 20th – 27th, 2019

During wintersession, HCAP will host a conference at Harvard to be attended by students from HCAP's nine partner institutions. 
The delegates will reside in Harvard student housing and have an opportunity to experience undergraduate life at the university, allowing for a high degree of student-to-student interaction. Delegates will also be able to network with Harvard students as well as students from across the Asian continent, giving them a chance to form lasting relationships.


As our world continues to diversify, the Harvard College in Asia Program hopes to explore the necessities of effective leadership with our 2018-19 conference theme “Global Leadership in the 21st Century: Empowering Education." Through lectures, presentations, and case studies, we will examine the different aspects of higher education and learn about the importance of global collaboration in preparing students for life, work, and citizenship.


Mark Elliot
Mark C. Elliott is the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University, where he is Vice Provost for International Affairs. He is also one of the scholars who form part of the school called the New Qing History.
Wendy Kopp
Wendy Sue Kopp is the CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent nonprofit organizations working to expand educational opportunity in their own countries and the Founder of Teach For America (TFA), a national teaching corps.
Anant Agarwal
Anant Agarwal is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and serves as the CEO of edX, a joint partnership between MIT and Harvard University that offers free online learning. He is also the founder and CTO of Tilera, a fabless semiconductor company focusing on scalable multicore embedded processor design.
Fernando Reimers
Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of both the Global Education Innovation Initiative and the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Myra Khan
Myra M. Khan is an Education Consultant at the World Bank who currently supports the SABER (Systems Approach for Better Education Results) Service Delivery team and the SABER School Autonomy and Accountability team in various countries.