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Politics

Harvard Law School Hosts Event Marking Five Years Since Ekpar Asat's Disappearance

Advocates and supporters of Ekpar Asat — a tech entrepreneur and brother of Rayhan Asat, Harvard Law School’s first Uighur graduate — gathered Wednesday in a virtual event commemorating five years since his unexplained disappearance in a Xinjiang internment camp.

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Central Administration

How Will Joe Biden Handle Trump's War on International Higher Education Collaboration?

As U.S.-China relations have slowly deteriorated across the span of a Trump presidency, academic exchanges have been caught in the crosshairs. In a 2020 seminar on academic security, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich said the threat of Chinese academic espionage is one of the nation’s largest security challenges.

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College

70 Harvard Organizations Demand Law School Graduate's Brother Be Released from Chinese Detention Camp

More than 70 Harvard student organizations from across the University signed a statement demanding the release of Ekpar Asat — the brother of Rayhan Asat, Harvard Law School’s first Uighur graduate — from a Xinjiang internment camp.

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FAS

Chemistry Chair Arrested on Federal Charges

Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber — a University Professor renowned for his contributions to nanotechnology — was charged in federal court in January for failing to disclose funding from the Chinese government.

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College

Nine Harvard Affiliates Named 2022 Schwarzman Scholars

Nine Harvard affiliates, including four seniors at the College, were earlier this month named Schwarzman Scholars, an academic honor awarded to individuals interested in studying China and its relationship with the world.

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Chemistry

Former Chemistry Chair's Defense Could Tie Federal Charges to DOJ China Initiative, Experts Say

Legal experts say recent court filings indicate University Professor Charles M. Lieber — charged with lying to federal officials investigating his funding sources and ties to China — may try to convince jurors that Lieber was swept up in the Trump administration’s broader anti-China campaign.

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Health

Beijing Summer Program Cancelled as University Reinforces Coronavirus Warning

After Harvard University Health Services reiterated that University-related travel to China is “strongly discouraged” due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the 2020 iteration of Harvard Beijing Academy has been cancelled.

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Health

Harvard Programs Postpone Operations in China Due to Coronavirus

Several of Harvard’s China-affiliated research programs and institutions have postponed or altered their operations due to the global outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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IOP

Former Australian Prime Minister Rudd Talks U.S.-China Relations at IOP

Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd discussed the current state of U.S.-China relations and the possibility of future conflict at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Thursday night.

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College

Six Harvard Affiliates Win Schwarzman Scholarships

Six University affiliates – including three Harvard seniors – learned Thursday they will have the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Beijing next year through the Schwarzman Scholars program.

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IOP

Harvard Kennedy School Hosts Lecture on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Harvard Kennedy School research fellow Phillipe Le Corre described the complex strategies China has used to expand investment and the mixed reaction it has elicited from many European countries. His roughly 30-minute lecture drew approximately 100 attendees.

IOP Event on China
IOP

IOP Event on China

Chen Jian, a Professor of History at Cornell, spoke at the JFK Jr. Forum about China and his forthcoming book about Zhou Enlai Monday evening.

IOP Event on China
IOP

Chen Jian Discusses Zhou Enlai at JFK Jr. Forum

Chen Jian, a history professor at Cornell University, discussed his upcoming biography of Zhou Enlai — the first Premier of the People's Republic of China — examining Zhou's role in Chinese political history, during a talk at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday evening.

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Higher Education

Bacow Makes First Official Trip to Asia, Defends Academic Freedom and Harvard’s Global Presence

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.

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Government

Roderick MacFarquhar, Prolific Author and Professor of Chinese History, Dies at 88

He was renowned for his close study of Chinese communism, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 at the age of 88. He was one of the leading scholars on the Chinese Cultural Revolution and served in multiple leadership positions at the University.

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