A lot of people have approached me in the last couple of weeks and asked me about my experience with the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). I’ve attended two HPAIR conferences so far, in Dubai and Cambridge, MA, USA. Moreover, I had the opportunity to present the multifaceted work of a trading company at SPAIR e.V., the official HPAIR networking club for the DACH region, at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.
I’ve shared a student accommodation with five Harvard students, explored Boston and New York, stayed in a suite at the 63rd floor of the Marriott Marquis Dubai, visited Airbus Middle East, talked to executives of Dubai Airport Free Zone, got interviewed for the next book on mentorship by Noam Kostucki and Lujie Chen… I learned about start-up’s like Inc42, whose founder Naren, my flat mate during the Dubai conference, just returned to India from his studies at Draper University of Hereos… I listened to speakers like Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid (formerly Malaysia Airlines), Dr. Ibrahim El-Ziq (UNICEF) and Howard Anderson (MIT) to just name a few… I’ve met people like Earl, Jobee and Riddhima amongst many others… Above all, I found the discussions and seminars extremely inspiring. I think the conferences are particularly interesting for ambitious business and economics students, who like to get to know students from other prestigious universities and who possess an interest in Asia.
Click here for the official recap video from the HPAIR Harvard Conference. The promotion video for the next HPAIR Asia Conference 2014 has also been published:
Interested? The next conference is taking place in cooperation with Keio University from August 22-26 in Tokyo, Japan
The application deadlines are as follows:
March 31, 2014 – Early application deadline
April 30, 2014 – Regular application deadline
May 31, 2014 – Final application deadline
You will be asked to submit your CV and up to three essays. If you are successful, a skype interview will be conducted. For more information please visit HPAIR’s official website.