AUD to host Harvard student conference
Dubai, March 12, 2013
The American University in Dubai (AUD) will be hosting for the first time in the Middle East the prestigious Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference in August.
One of the biggest student conferences worldwide, the event attracts more than 600 university students from all across the globe.
HPAIR, which was held in Taipei last year, invites students from all over the world, especially from Asia, to attend the five-day enriching conference at AUD.
A group of 31 students at AUD are working hand in hand with their advisors and professors to put together the full-fledged conference which will emphasize on the environment, education, entrepreneurship and many other hot topics that will be conferred with international speakers and panelists of the highest caliber.
The Harvard Project for Asian International Relations Team said: “HPAIR is excited to announce that for the first time in its history, the organization will be visiting the Middle East to host its 22nd annual Asia Conference in Dubai. After receiving six incredibly competitive bids, HPAIR selected The American University in Dubai as its partner for the conference in 2013.”
“The organisation is enthusiastic to begin collaborating with the students of AUD and looks forward to a successful year and an unforgettable conference."
Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director of Business Tourism at Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said: “Dubai is increasingly becoming the destination of choice for all international events. DTCM is continually working to promote Dubai as a premier tourism, business, and convention destination, more and more international conferences are making their way to our shores.”
“Dubai is internationally known as a country of firsts, biggest, best and its excellent infrastructure, high service levels, and exceptional inter-departmental cooperation all played a crucial role in ensuring the success of this bid. We look forward to hosting the Harvard delegates and students from around the world to Dubai in August 2013 and the many others that are sure to follow,” he added.
HPAIR is an interpretation of one of AUD’s visions in making a difference while bringing people from across nations to work together, exchange ideas and contribute towards a significant progress in global issues.
Elias Bou Saab, executive vice president of AUD, said: “On behalf of the AUD community and specifically our diverse student body, we look forward to welcoming the Harvard delegates and students from around the world to Dubai in August 2013 as we all work towards producing a memorable, first of its kind conference.” – TradeArabia News Service