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HKS establishes professorship of U.S.-Asia relations

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At a time when U.S.-Asia relations are playing an increasingly important role in ensuring stability and economic vitality for both regions, the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is establishing a permanently endowed professorship dedicated to this critical area. Launched with a gift totaling $4 million, the professorship is named for internationally recognized business executive, philanthropist, and patron of the arts S.T. Lee. The S.T. Lee Professorship of U.S.-Asia Relations at HKS will inaugurate a new area of study with a particular focus on policymaking and diplomatic relations between the two regions.

“Harvard Kennedy School is deeply grateful to Mr. Lee for establishing this endowed professorship,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. “His generous gift will further the Kennedy School’s intellectual capital in Asia, providing for a distinguished and exceptional scholar in the field of U.S.-Asia relations. This growing area of study will inform our faculty, research centers, and students as we prepare them for careers in global leadership.”

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