Harvard Comes to India For Asian And International Relations


The Harvard College Project for Asian and diplomacy (HPAIR), a student organization based at the university, has announced the dates and venue of the 2022 Asia Conference, which can be from August 20-24 at IIIT Delhi, India. HPAIR organizes two conferences annually – Harvard Conference and Asia Conference.

The theme of this year’s ACONF is “Finding Our Future”, which refers to HPAIR’s 30th anniversary and our constant have to rethink the way we solve the issues facing society. The conference is packed with open dialogues on a large range of topics, including but not limited to the evolving startup ecosystem, data security, sustainability, and content creation.

The HPAIR Asia Conference includes Impact Challenges, Executive Speaker Sessions, Panels, and Fireside Chats, among others, providing students and young professionals with additional growth opportunities. The Impact Challenges function as the head of HPAIR’s academic programming with True Beacon, Invest India, Schwarzman Scholars, Dalberg, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Mythos Lab, and Samagra participating in ACONF 2022 as a number of the official partners.

These challenges force teams of delegates to jointly solve problems proposed by partners. Past Impact Challenges were held together with UNHCR, the globe Bank, Tencent, McKinsey & Coetal.

The conference will host young professionals and students from around the world who will join the organizing team in Delhi to find out from speakers like Geoff Ralston, Partner and President of Y Combinator, Mina Hsiang, USDS Administrator, Aditya Ghosh, Co-Founder, Akasa Air, Former President & Director of IndiGo Airlines, Kunal Shah, founding father of CRED, Deepak Bagla, CEO & MD of Invest India, Michael Horvath, Founder & CEO of Strava, Rajiv Memani, Chairman of EY India, Lesly Goh, Senior Technology Advisor and Former CTO of the corporate IBRD, Debby Soo, CEO of OpenTable, Masoom Minawala, global fashion influencer and entrepreneur, Manish Malhotra, acclaimed fashion and Bollywood couturier, and Syed Saddiq, the youngest member of the Malaysian Parliament, among others.

Yoel Hawa, president of the Harvard Organizing Committee, says within the conference program: “We are extremely excited to host our first face-to-face Asia conference starting in 2019 and for the primary time in our 30-year history in the national capital. As we attempt to influence as many young leaders as possible, HPAIR seeks out host cities that are uniquely positioned to produce a good environment for both delegates and speakers.

“Our goal with HPAIR is to convey a voice and a platform to the leaders of tomorrow – today. we all know that the challenges of the longer term cannot be solved in an exceedingly linear fashion, so we’d like our next generation leaders to unravel the issues during a multi-dimensional way, which is how we’ve structured this year’s conference similarly,” adds Yogesh Chadha, President of the Host Country Community.

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