26 February 2016, 4:40 pm – TWO SENIOR students from the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) represented the University in Harvard University’s Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference last Feb. 12 to 15 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gabriel Faustine Dimapawi participated in the panel on corporate leadership while John Michael Magcale was among the panelists on the subject of human rights.

The conference was an opportunity to share Filipino and Thomasian culture with other people and a “stepping stone for UST’s benchmarking,” Dimapawi told the Varsitarian.

The four-day conference focused on promoting the understanding of the most important economic, political, social and cultural issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.

“It wasn’t just an ordinary conference where you get to hear speakers. It was more of an avenue for networking and cultural exchange were you meet people from all parts of the world and from all walks of life, fostering new friendships and learning from their experiences,” he said.

HPAIR is a student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This year’s HPAIR conference had 200 delegates from 40 countries, and had 7 panels. Erika Mariz S. Cunanan and Vianca A. Ocampo


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