We are proud to announce that the theme of HCAP 2016 is
Equality, Tolerance and Freedom: The Effect of Culture and Policy in a Globalized World.
Social inequality is an ever present issue in the lives of people around the world. However, differing social structures and cultural norms specific to each society present unique variations to this ubiquitous issue. This cross cultural phenomenon of social inequality is the theme of HCAP’s 13th conference.
We will tackle issues ranging from education, to global health, to racial inequality. Disparities in these and other relevant fields arise from numerous factors including complex intergroup relationships, cultural norms, and de jure implementation. While these issues manifest themselves in different ways across the globe, their relevance transcends geographic borders. It is only through our understanding of these issues on a global scale that may we progress, not as a singular country or race, but as an international community.
Beyond comprehending the complex societal values and relationships in various parts of the globe, we challenge delegates to understand the difference between equality and justice. The aim of the conference is not limited to shedding greater light on these issues, but expands to motivate and inspire us all to challenge the status quo.
The Harvard College in Asia Program is an international exchange program run by Harvard undergraduates, meant to connect university students from across Asia and the United States.
OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS
University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong, known informally as HKU by students and professors, is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. The university was founded in 1911 during the British Colonial Era in order for the British to compete with the newly founded universities of the other Great Powers in China, making it the oldest tertiary education institute in Hong Kong.
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Founded in 1911
St. Xavier’s College
St. Xavier’s college, located in Mumbai, India, is one of the most highly ranked and highly respected liberal arts colleges in the country. The college was built in 1869 using an ornate Indo-Gothic style of architecture, which has earned it recognition as a heritage site.
Founded in 1869
University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo, a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, was founded in 1877 by the Meiji government through the merging of Tokyo Kaisei School and Tokyo Medical School.
Founded in 1877
Boğaziçi University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. Boğaziçi is located on the European banks of the famous Bosphorus strait.
Founded in 1863
Chulalongkorn University, a public research university located in Bangkok, was founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh who named the university after his father, King Chulalongkorn.
Founded in 1917