Nation & World

From Hong Kong to South Korea

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Faust makes historic visit, from the Pearl River Delta to Seoul

During a historic visit to Hong Kong and South Korea, Harvard President Drew Faust participated in an array of academic activities and alumni events. Faust met with dignitaries from local universities, discussed edX with Hong Kong business and alumni leaders, and spoke with hundreds of alumni at Harvard Alumni Association events in both countries.

At her visit to Ewha Womans University in Seoul, the Harvard president was awarded the title of Distinguished Honorary Ewha Fellow. In her speech “Educate Women; Change the World,” Faust promoted the transformative power of education for young women and the world they inhabit.

The Korean Musical Ensemble performs “America the Beautiful” for Harvard President Drew Faust, who delivered a lecture titled “Educate Women; Change the World” at Ewha Womans University.
Harvard President Drew Faust and Victor Fung (right), group chairman of Li & Fung Group, discuss edX with other business and administration leaders in Hong Kong.
HarvardX faculty director Robert Lue discusses edX.
A ferry docks in Hong Kong as a cruise ship passes by.
A man makes a delivery as a double-decker bus passes by in Hong Kong.
Harvard President Drew Faust speaks to several hundred alumni during the Harvard Alumni Association event in Hong Kong.
A mirror above the entrance to a mall in Hong Kong is framed by buildings and advertisements.
A man views a military statue in the Hong Kong Park.
Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, meets with Harvard President Drew Faust at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
Harvard President Drew Faust explores the National Museum of Korea in Seoul with Jae Uk Chong (far left), an alumnus of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a professor at Dankook University’s College of Architecture. Eun Ji Kim (right), a museum tour guide, offers historical information about the Buddha statues.
Harvard President Drew Faust shakes hands with Jaewan Bahk, M.P.P. ’88, Ph.D. ’92, as Jin Park, M.P.A. ’85 (next to Faust), looks on during the HAA dinner in Seoul.
Myong-Sue Chang (right), chairperson of Ewha’s Board of Trustees, awards Harvard President Drew Faust a plaque and the title of Distinguished Honorary Ewha Fellow.
Ewha students listen to Harvard President Drew Faust’s lecture.
Harvard President Drew Faust and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim meet with students at Ewha Womans University.
Sun Joo Kim (from left), Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Harvard President Drew Faust; and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim share a laugh.
President of Ewha Womans University Sun-Uk Kim (from left) and Harvard President Drew Faust meet with Harvard College in Asia Program students Willie Yao ’13, Liesl Ulrich-Verderber ’15, Megan Monteleone ’16, Dani Keahi ’16, and Roland Yang, ’14.