• 2017 Apr 11

    The View from Hanoi: the Future of US-Vietnam Relations


    Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, HKS- 79 JFK St., Cambridge, 02138
    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Join Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; Jon Finer, Institute of Politics Fellow and former Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State; and Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security for a discussion on Vietnam, the U.S., and the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, will moderate. 

    Cosponsors include:

  • 2017 Apr 06

    Unpacking China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Its Energy and Environmental Implications


    Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
    3:30pm to 4:45pm

    Harvard-China Project Research Seminar Series

    In 2013, China’s President, Xi Jinping, proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes alternatively labeled "One Belt, One Road." The State Council authorized the BRI action plan in 2015 with two main components: the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the ocean-based “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The belt and road together are intended to strengthen China’s ties to more than 60 countries of the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, and Europe. The initiative is part of China’s major strategy to increase its outward investment in infrastructure building, develop new multilateral financial instruments, and facilitate economic cooperation in the Eurasia region.  

    In this seminar, Prof. Weidong Liu, Professor in Economic Geography, Assistant Director, and Chair of the Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, will discuss the Belt and Road Initiative, including its implications for energy and environment in China and Eurasia. 

  • 2017 Apr 05

    Reporting from China: A Conversation with New York Times Correspondent David Barboza


    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Join David Barboza, New York Times reporter and 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of reporting from China. Prior to his selection as Knight Visiting Fellow, Barboza most recently served as Shanghai bureau chief for the Times. Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Tony Saich, will moderate. 

    This event is cosponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

  • 2017 Mar 07

    Albert H. Gordon Lecture: The New World Order, Call for a Coordinated Global Response


    Harvard Kennedy School, Malkin Penthouse || 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Albert H. Gordon Lecture presented by Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister of Indonesia

    Against the backdrop of the New World Order, characterized by the rise of nationalism and protectionism, Indonesia has shown renewed commitment to global cooperation, while aggressively pursuing shared prosperity to improve the lives of all its people.  Given its economic relevance and its strategic geographical position, what happens in Indonesia matters to the world.  Indonesia is home to a quarter billion people, is the world’s largest predominantly Muslim nation, and is a member of the G20 with a trillion dollar economy. What is the response of Indonesia to the New World Order? How can global leaders respond to current events without destroying the engines of global prosperity? 
  • 2017 Feb 09

    Postponed: How Far is China from The Rule of Law?


    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Due to inclement weather, today's seminar, "How Far is China from Rule of Law?" has been postponed for a date yet to be determined.


  • 2017 Jan 18

    Asia Public Policy Forum 2017: Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    (All day)

    Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF 2017)

    Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia


    APPFThe Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program co-hosted its next Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF 2017), on the theme “Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia,” with the Jeffrey Cheah Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18-19 January 2017.

  • 2016 Dec 05

    What Next: Trump and Asia


    S010, Tsai Auditorium, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
    12:00pm to 2:00pm



    Professor Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor

    Professor Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

    Dr. Lynn Kwok, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School; Nonresident Fellow at Brookings Institution           

    Moderator: Professor Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics         

  • 2016 Nov 09

    Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities


    Weil Town Hall, Belfer L1 (HKS), 4:15pm to 5:30pm
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Join us for the final installment of our Economic Development in East Asia Seminar Series featuring Professor Lu Ming, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Director of the Center for China Development Studies at STJU.  Professor Ming, a member of the Shanghai National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will give a talk entitled: "Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities."