In his second international trip, University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended academic freedom and outlined his vision for Harvard’s future in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal and his family donated $25 million to establish an endowment at Harvard’s South Asia Institute, retitling the institute in his namesake.
Members of the newly-formed Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Student Advisory Committee met for the first time this week to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement at the Center.
Tshingua University’s edX course “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought” has come under criticism for purportedly espousing Communist party propaganda. A screenshot from the an introductory video on the course’s website shows the former leader of the People’s Republic of China.
Harvard affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Sunday evening for a candlelit vigil honoring the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey.
“The role [of the working group] is to provide an intergenerational space to talk about the field of Asian American studies,” the group's graduate student coordinator Helen J. Kim said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, next to Harvard’s Joseph S. Nye, responds to a question from the audience on Monday morning at the Institute of Politics. Abe, currently on a visit to the United States, touched upon topics such as economic development and international cooperations as well as more recent developments in women’s rights.