Doua Thor

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Albert Shen

National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce


 Actor, The King and I 

Although Asians are 5% of the American population and growing, they hold 2.5% of law partnerships, 2.4% of Congressional seats, 0.3% of corporate CEO positions, and next to none of the leading roles in sports and media.

The Harvard Students Asian Pacific Coalition (HSAPC) symposium seeks to illuminate the paradox of the bamboo ceiling and work towards professional leadership and change through critical conversations with pioneers in the fields of business, education, activism, medicine, politics, entertainment, and the arts.

Our day-long symposium features panel discussions and interactive workshops delivered by over 20 Asian and Asian-American leaders.

This year’s conference will be held at Harvard University’s Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street) on Saturday, April 16, 2016. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, April 16th | 9:00am - 6:00pm


9:00AM – 10:00AM | Registration

10:00AM – 10:45AM | Morning Keynote: Doua Thor

11:00AM – 12:00PM | Event Session One

  • Corporate Leadership Panel
  • Activism & Identity Panel

12:15PM – 1:15PM | Event Session Two

  • Asian American History & Activism Workshop
  • Science Panel 
  • Public Service & Education Panel

1:15PM – 2:15PM | Lunch

2:15PM – 3:00PM | Afternoon Keynote: Albert Shen

3:15PM – 4:15PM | Event Session Three

  • Arts & Entertainment Panel
  • Entrepreneurship Panel 

4:30PM – 5:15PM | Final Keynote: Hoon Lee

5:15PM – 6:00PM | Networking Reception


Financial Sponsorships

In-kind Sponsorships

How to get to the the Northwest Building:

  • By SubwayThe nearest subway stop is the Harvard station on the Red Line. Take the Church Street exit and walk NE through Harvard Yard to the Science Center. Then proceed away from the Science Center on Oxford St. The Northwest Building is just beyond the Harvard Museum of Natural History, on the right hand side of the street. For details see this map.
  • By Car: Take I-93 North to exit 26 (Cambridge / Storrow Drive). Keep left at end of ramp and take underpass to Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge / Allston. Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street - Harvard Square is approximately 0.5 mile straight ahead. Drive through the Square past the Harvard Gate where John F. Kennedy Street splits into Massachusetts Ave. and Peabody Street, bear right and proceed under the overpass. At the first light, take a left onto Quincy Street. At the next light, take a left on Kirkland, and Kirkland turns into Oxford at right turn. The Northwest Lab is located at 52 Oxford Street, just past the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
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Saturday, April 16

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Northwest Building, Harvard University

52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact ttran@mail.harvard.edu.

For speaker relations, please contact sok091@mail.harvard.edu.

For ticket questions, please contact randy_tarnowski@mail.harvard.edu