As China's President, Xi Jinping, makes his first official visit to Washington, U.S.-China relations are entering a challenging period. Issues of the economy, cyber security, the South China Sea, human rights, the rule of law and the environment are all prevalent in today's relations between the U.S.-China, and President Xi's visit is a pinnacle event for the U.S. diplomatic calendar.
In this town-hall style event, our audience poses anonymous questions they would have asked President Xi had he visited Harvard. Our expert panelists Ezra Vogel, William Kirby, Meg Rithmire, and Ya-Wen Lei, chaired by the Fairbank Center's Director Mark Elliott, debate what President Xi's answers might look like. Read more about Xi Jinping Briefing
On March 30, the Fairbank Center hosted a special event to welcome the annual scholar delegation from the Consensus Media Group. Consensus Media Group is a hugely influential Beijing-based media giant that offers a liberal space of intellectual exchange through its celebrated website and various publications. The delegation, led by the Group’s CEO Zhou Zhixing, included such well known Chinese public intellectuals as Qin Hui, Jin Yan, Mao Zhenhua, Hu Biliang, Xu Yaotong, Xu Zhangrun, Hua Sheng, and Li Yinhe. Read more about Past Event Highlight: Reform under Xi Jinping 习近平主政下的变革
This July, Arunabh Ghosh will join the History Department as Assistant Professor in modern Chinese history. Trained at Haverford College and at Tsinghua and Columbia universities, Ghosh’s interests span the social, economic, and intellectual history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC, 1949 - ), transnational histories of science and statecraft, and Sino-Indian history. He joins the History Department from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, where he is an Academy Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year. Read more about Faculty News: Arunabh Ghosh joins Harvard's History Department
By Stephen Turban, Harvard College, Class of 2017. Concentration: Economics
My name is Stephen Turban. I am a sophomore who lived in Taiwan as an exchange student in high school. This past winter break, I was honored to be awarded the Jeffrey Gu Memorial Grant to go to Taiwan. Read more about Winter Term Odyssey in Taiwan
At the end of this academic year, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Bill Alford, will join the likes of President Obama and several Supreme Court Justices in receiving the Harvard Law School Association Award. This prestigious award recognizes his role as faculty head of international and graduate studies in fostering internationalization, including establishing the Law School’s innovative requirement that all JD students immerse themselves in a legal order other than that of the United States. Read more about Faculty News: Bill Alford, Harvard Law School