Faculty

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The Asia Center includes interdisciplinary faculty that serve students and the center in various roles, including the Council on Asian Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center Steering Committee.

Karen L. Thornber

Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center (On leave 2016-2017)
Chair, Council on Asian Studies
Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies
Member, Council on Asia Studies; Member, Asia Center Steering Committee
Member, Asia Center Southeast Asia Committee

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Peter Berman

Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics
Director, GHP Educational Initiatives (HSPH)
Member, Council on Asian Studies; Member, Asia Center Steering Committee; Member, Asia Center Southeast Asia Committee

Theodore C. Bestor

Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology (FAS); Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Peter Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
Member, Council on Asian Studies

Diana Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham
Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society
Member, Council on Asian Studies; Member, Asia Center Southeast Asia Committee

Mark Elliott

Vice Provost for International Affairs; Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History (FAS)
Former Director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Member, Council on Asian Studies; Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Rowan Flad

Professor of Anthropology; Interim Chair of the Department of Anthropology
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee
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