Steering Committee

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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

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

Rema Hanna

Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies (HKS)
Member, Council on Asian Studies; Member, Southeast Asia Committee; Member, Steering Committee

Tarun Khanna

Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor; Director, South Asia Institute
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Sun Joo Kim

Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

William C. Kirby

T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration (HBS); Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Chairman, Harvard China Fund
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Shigeshisa Kuriyama

Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History; Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Elizabeth J. Perry

Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Peter Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Tony Saich

Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee