Delivering the Asia Center’s annual Tsai Lecture, the World Bank Group’s president, Jim Yong Kim, described the bank’s bold push to end world poverty.
Shaw Chen, treasurer of the Harvard Club of Shanghai, learned a lot from the College’s East Asian studies classes, but got plenty of experience outside the classroom as well.
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Nobel laureate Roy Glauber reflected on his two years in Los Alamos, N.M., during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project, which developed the world’s first atomic bomb.
Author Sonia Nazario told a Radcliffe conference that people don’t generally know that large numbers of women who immigrate to the United States illegally to get jobs and support their families back home leave their own children behind to do so.
Kongjian Yu, who received a doctor of design degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1995, espouses an environmental design ethic that considers natural processes on a site first. Since 2010, he has guided GSD students through the problems related to China’s rapid urbanization.
Zongze Hu, who received his doctorate in anthropology from Harvard in 2009, has wasted little time fostering the discipline in his native China, establishing new graduate and undergraduate programs at Shandong University.
Researchers with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative are surveying Cambodian attitudes toward a tribunal prosecuting leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, which engineered the killings of an estimated quarter of the nation’s population, the worst mass murders since World War II.
Facing the drawdown of U.S. forces and the run-up to next year’s presidential election, Afghanistan has reached a critical moment in its troubled history.
The Maha Kumbh Mela, India’s massive gathering of Hindu pilgrims, ended in March. But for Harvard researchers across disciplines, the festival and the tent city it spawned continue to yield lessons in everything from big data to urban planning.
Harvard graduate student Sakura Christmas is drawn to a tumultuous time in the history of northern China, when invasion, migration, and culture change altered the lives of traditional people forever.
After six years of work, Harvard Kennedy School Professor John Ruggie has developed United Nations-approved guidelines to ensure businesses respect the human rights of those they interact with around the world.
Harvard Center Shanghai provides programming support, local expertise, and meeting space for Harvard researchers, students, and alumni in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Members of human rights organizations gathered at Harvard Law School to reflect on the lasting impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Carl Kay, president of the Harvard Club of Japan, reflects on a career in which his undergraduate concentration in Japanese studies led to a business helping U.S. companies gain a foothold in Japan.
Speaking in South Korea at the conclusion of a five-day visit to Asia, Harvard President Drew Faust urged greater educational opportunities for women.
Harvard College and Graduate School of Design alumnus Paul Tange is changing skylines across Asia through the work of his Tokyo-based architecture firm, Tange Associates.
Opening a weeklong visit to Asia, Harvard President Drew Faust on Monday called knowledge “the most important currency of the 21st century,” highlighting faculty research, student engagement, and online learning as central to Harvard’s global strategy.
Daniel Koss, a doctoral student in Harvard’s Government Department, has spent nearly a year in China, studying how such a large, diverse nation could remain intact through decades of warfare, revolution, and unrest, and emerge to wield growing influence on the global stage.
The fourth annual Harvard African Development Conference drew experts from across disciplines and the world for a snapshot of innovation in “the continent of the future.”
A new project at Harvard’s Pakistan Innovation Network brings professors and their research to students, activists, and entrepreneurs across South Asia via video conferencing, making possible connections that could spark social change.
Harvard anthropology doctoral student Nicolas Sternsdorff Cisterna is living in Japan to study food safety and how people make decisions to keep their families safe following the nuclear meltdown.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Indonesia Program is using a combination of faculty research, student backing, and direct engagement with Indonesia’s elected officials to learn about and support the sprawling island nation’s democratic efforts.
In an ever-more-crowded media landscape, journalists and academics alike must think creatively about how to bring overlooked human-rights issues to Americans’ attention, said Nicholas D. Kristof ’81 as he accepted the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Harvard Kennedy School.