2013 May 01

Asia Vision 21 (2013)

Wed May 1 (All day) to Fri May 3 (All day)


Cambridge, MA

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center

About the Conference
The Harvard University Asia Vision 21 annual conference series has been a concerted effort at analyzing long-term issues and developments in Asia while forging a vision of the region for the 21st century. It began as a response to the financial crises of 1997-1998 in which both the causes and some of the proposed solutions to problems in the region were examined. Subsequent conferences explored specific topics, such as the crises recovery period and the burgeoning of globalization, from country-specific points of view and with immediate problems in mind.

For the upcoming Asia Vision 21, we will discuss such topics as Asia and the world economy, domestic and regional security, the challenges of care giving for the elderly in China, and the geo-political impact of developing new sources of energy.... Read more about Asia Vision 21 (2013)

2013 Apr 29

Chinese Cities: Booming Growth or Doomed to Fail?

4:10pm to 5:30pm


124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Tony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs & Meg Rithmire, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard; Harvard School of Public Health China Initiative; Harvard-Yenching Institute; Kennedy School Student Government; and the Social and Urban Policy Professional Interest Council

About the Panel Discussion
China's cities have reportedly been driving the country’s decades-long economic miracle. But behind this veneer of economic stability lies a system of mass migration and debt that appears to be collapsing under the weight of its own success. Join us as Tony Saich, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, and Meg Rithmire, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, discuss the future of Chinese cities.... Read more about Chinese Cities: Booming Growth or Doomed to Fail?

2013 Apr 25

Peking Tom Perspectives: Seminar in Honor of Richard Baum

4:10pm to 5:30pm


Land Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

As a leading scholar on China public policy and a professor of political science at UCLA, Richard Baum was author of over 50 scholarly studies, as well as author of five books and co-author or editor of five additional books. “He was one of the most important and influential China scholars of his generation,” said longtime colleague Clayton Dube, executive director of the University of Southern California's U.S.-China Institute. “Whenever anything important happened in China, people were anxious to know what Rick thought about it. His opinion was greatly valued” (as quoted in UCLA Newsroom).... Read more about Peking Tom Perspectives: Seminar in Honor of Richard Baum