History 2017-05-17T12:09:06+00:00

Harvard Beginnings

Milestones and Achievements

2017

  • ALI organizes the Asia Leadership Fellowship VI (July-August) in Malaysia, Korea and Bangladesh.

  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek XI to the Philippines (Manila), China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore and Bangladesh (Dhaka). (May-June)
  • ACC publishes 3 new publications (May) entitled ‘Rethinking Asia 3: Political and Social Change,’ ‘Leaders in Development: Enhancing Your Leadership Effectiveness in a Changing World,’ and ‘Next Generation Leadership: Empowering Youth to Shape the Future of Asia’

  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek 2017 (January) to Malaysia (Penang and Kuala Lumpur), Myanmar, Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), Indonesia (Yogyakarta and Jakarta), South Korea, and Japan.

2016

  • In 2016 alone, CALI organizes over 20 conferences and 8 leadership programs, involving over 80 scholars from the Harvard community and over 3,500 participants from 19 countries in Asia.
  • ALI organizes the Asia Leadership Fellowship IV (July-August) to Mongolia, Malaysia, and Korea (Incheon and Pohang) including the Trilateral Leadership Summit III in South Korea.
  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek VII (Summer) to Tajikistan (Dushanbe), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek and Osh), Uzbekistan (Tashkent and Samarkand), and Kazakhstan (Almaty and Astana).
  • ALT organizes the inaugural Asia Entrepreneurship Trek (March) to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
  • ACC publishes 3 new publications (February) entitled ‘Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Asia,’ ‘Redefining Success: Learning to Lead for Change,’ and ‘Finding the Leaders in Us: New Goals for the Future.’
  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek 2016 (January) to Malaysia (Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur), Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap), China (Shanghai), Bangladesh, and Singapore.

2015

  • CALI establishes an independently-run regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and formalizes support and collaboration with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.
  • In 2015 alone, CALI organizes over 30 conferences and 14 leadership programs, involving over 90 scholars from the Harvard community and over 8,000 participants from 14 countries in Asia.
  • ALI organizes the Asia Leadership Fellowship III (July-August) to South Korea, China, Malaysia, and Japan (Seoul and Pohang). The Trilateral Leadership Summit II is held in Sendai, Japan, garnering support from the Tomodachi Foundation of the US-Japan Council.
  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek XI to 5 countries (TBD) in Asia.
  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek V (June) to the Philippines, Mongolia, China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen), South Korea, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
  • ALT organizes the Mongolia Leadership Trek (March) to South Korea and Mongolia.
  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek 2015 (January) to Indonesia, India, Nepal, Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia (Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur).
  • ALI organizes the Asia Leadership Fellowship Program II (January) to the Philippines and South Korea.

2014

  • CALI organizes over 12 conferences and 7 leadership programs, involving over 90 scholars from the Harvard community and over 5,000 participants from 12 countries in Asia.
  • ALI launches the inaugural Trilateral Leadership Summit I with delegates from China, Japan, and South Korea at the UNESCO Peace Center in South Korea. (November)
  • ALI launches its inaugural Asia Leadership Fellowship I (July-August) in China (Beijing), South Korea, and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).
  • ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek III (June) to South Korea, Japan, China (Beijing), Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand, garnering support from the Harvard University Asia Center and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
  • ACC publishes its first book, Experiencing Asia: New Perspectives. (May)
  • CALI’s ALT organizes the Asia Leadership Trek 2014 (January) to China (Shanghai), Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), and South Korea, garnering support from the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • CALI launches four major initiatives: Asia Leadership Trek (ALT), Acumen Case Center (ACC), Asia Leadership Institute (ALI), and CALI Press.
  • CALI is established as a non-profit research organization (501c) in Boston.

2013

  • Founding members produce business philosophies, and plan over 30 programs and three white papers that would lay grounds to the creation of the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI) in Boston, USA.

2012

  • The Asia Leadership Trek I (May) to Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines is organized at the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • President, Samuel Kim, leads the Korea Leadership Trek (March) at the Harvard Kennedy School garnering support from Hanwha Corporation, SK Telecom, and the Hyundai Heavy Industries.