HCAP was established as a response to the absence of a comprehensive program at Harvard covering Asia’s true geographic breadth and with a wide scope of approaches to understanding international affairs. HCAP is a unique program that stands on two exchange platforms and three pillars that build bridges between the Harvard and Asia, and, more broadly, between the U.S. and Asia. HCAP offers seven conferences each year that blend academic, cultural, and social events. As a result, Harvard and Asian delegates taken away powerful, moving, and life-changing experiences from their involvement with HCAP. Asia.
This year's conference is based around Civil and Minority Rights and aims to address the profound social issues of our generation, issues whose impact transcends geographical borders. From Dalit rights in India to labor laws in Japan, we will examine ethnic, religious, gender, and class conflicts that are unique to certain regions of the world but that are also indicative of the greater struggle of underrepresented populations across the globe.We are looking to bring together delegates from all over Asia here at Harvard for profound academic, cultural, and social exchange.