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Navigating Asia: Interdisciplinary Conversations in Honor of Ezra Vogel

October 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm October 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

This conference is organized to honor and celebrate the late Professor Ezra Vogel’s role as the inaugural Director of the Harvard Asia Center and his commitment to transnational scholarship. 

Day 1: Friday, October 14, 2022

James Robson (Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard Asia Center; James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)

Opening Remarks:
Neil Rudenstine (President Emeritus, Harvard University, 1991-2001)

“Why America Needs an Ezra Vogel for Southeast Asia” 
Professor Chan Heng Chee (Ambassador-at-Large, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Singaporean Ambassador to the United States 1996-2012; Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute; Chair of Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Reception to follow

Day 2: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Coffee and Continental Breakfast 

Opening Comments by Arthur Kleinmen (Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Former Director of the Asia Center, Harvard University)

Panel 1: Governance and Leadership
ModeratorElizabeth J. Perry (Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute; Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Former Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University)
Christina L. Davis (Director, Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University)
Cheng Li (Director, John L. Thornton China Center and Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute)
Eun Mee Kim (President, Ewha Woman’s University; Professor, Graduate School of International Studies; former Dean, Graduate School of International Studies; and former Director, Institute for Development and Human Security)
Nakano Koichi (Professor, Sophia University)
Doreen Lee (Professor of Anthropology; Acting Director, Asia and the World Program, Northeastern University)

Coffee Break

Panel 2: 
Regional Relations
ModeratorArunabh Ghosh (Professor, Department of History, Harvard University) and Carter Eckert (Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)
Selina Ho (Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)
Andrew Mertha (Inaugural Director, SAIS China Global Research Center; George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, John’s Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies)
Hirano Kenichiro (Professor Emeritus Tokyo University and Waseda University; Executive Director, Toyo Bunko)
Li Tingjiang (Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Japan; Director, Center for Japanese Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing)
John D. Ciorciari (Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center, University of Michigan)


Panel 3: 
Political Economy and Markets
ModeratorMark Wu (Director of Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard University)
William Overholt (Senior Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School)
Kristen Looney (Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government, Georgetown University)
Meg Rithmire (F. Warren MacFarlan Associate Professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School)
Steven Vogel (Il Han New Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science and Political Economy; Director, Political Economy Program, University of California, Berkeley)

Coffee Break 

Panel 4: Asia in a Global Context
ModeratorSugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University)
Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations; Associate Professor of International Relations; Director of the Rising Powers Initiative, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University)
Aniket De (Ph.D. student in History, Harvard University)
Engseng Ho (Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University; Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting Professor in Arabia Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)
Ambassador Shyam Saran (President of India International Centre; Former Foreign Secretary of India; Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Nepal, and Indonesia)
Karen L. Thornber (Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Interim Chair, Regional Studies East Asia, Former Director of the Asia Center, Harvard University)

Panel 5: Reflecting on Ezra Vogel and His Legacy
ModeratorJames Robson (Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard Asia Center; James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)
Charlotte Ikels (Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University)
Richard E.  Dyck (Owner and President, TGK-Japan)
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good (Professor Emerita of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School)
Mary C. Brinton (Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University)
Chunli Li (Director, International Center for Chinese Studies; Professor, Faculty of Economics, Aichi University)


October 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
October 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Event Categories:


Harvard University Asia Center


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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