Nazarbayev University has been chosen as a venue for a major student conference among Asian countries

Nazarbayev University is pleased to announce that NU won the right to host “The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations 2019 Asia Conference” (HPAIR 2019 Asia Conference). Nazarbayev University won the very competitive international bidding process, surpassing other high-quality submissions from universities in Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan and India. The organizing committee for HPAIR Astana 2019, was headed by the President of NU Student Government, who is also a student in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Leila Akhmetova.  Ms. Akhmetova noted that a delegation from the HPAIR Organizing Committee of Harvard University (USA) personally visited Astana to hold talks with the organizing committee members of Nazarbayev University, and now the NU team will visit Harvard to continue to prepare for the event. 

It should be noted that the HPAIR-2019 conference will be held in Astana during the Year of Youth, offering new opportunities for the younger generations of Kazakhstan. The event’s agenda includes six thematic panels: 1) social policy and inclusive development, 2) world economy, 3) security and diplomacy, 4) business and technology, 5) environmental sustainability and energy, and 6) culture and media.  The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is the largest student conference under auspices of Harvard University in Asia. The conference was established as a platform for students and young professionals to discuss the most important economic, political and social issues for countries of the Pacific region and Asia. Since 1991, the conference has been held at the universities in 12 different countries involving more than 32,000 participants.  Conference speakers included leaders of countries, famous scientists, Nobel laureates, diplomats and leaders of international organizations.