2020 Destination:World-Student PechaKucha Presentation Livestream-Wed Oct 7 at 2:15pm EDT

October 5, 2020
Destination:World 2020 Poster

Worldwide Week at Harvard 2020
Join the 3rd Annual Destination: World
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Join the Livestream on Wednesday, October 7, 2:15pm-4:00pm EDT

From Hong Kong to Rwanda and around the globe, come learn how international experiences have shaped the lives of Harvard undergraduates. Eleven students share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad.

Hear from Anne Lheeem, the recipient of a Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Grant to Seoul, Korea during the summer of 2019. Anne
shares how her first foray into ethnographic fieldwork in South Korea changed her as a researcher, scholar, and person, and how it influenced her decision to pursue graduate studies in anthropology with a focus on Korean studies, as well as, her decision to also want to pursue medicine. She also discusses how she's been able to continue her fieldwork remotely under the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares how her two summers of fieldwork “abroad” in South Korea have made her more appreciative and proud of the Korean side of her identity as a second generation Korean-American.

Student Presentations

  1. Center for European Studies
    • Chinaza Asiegbu (History ’22), “Believe in Your Dreams: A Guide to Active Waiting”
  2. Asia Center
    • Kailtin Hao (History of Art and Architecture ’21), “Making Space in Hong Kong: 5 Contemporary Artists”
  3. Center for African Studies
    • Kayla Getter (Social Studies ’21), “Learning and Remembering: A Case Study on History Education in Post-Conflict Rwanda”
  4. David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
    • Sammantha Garcia (Sociology ’22), “My Journey to Peace…Twice”
  5. Harvard China Fund
    • Elizabeth Yang (Undeclared ’23), “A Summer in (Virtual) Shanghai”
  6. Center for Middle Eastern Studies
    • Deni Hoxha (A.B. Economics, A.M. Middle Eastern Studies ’21), “Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia”
  7. Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute
    • Nosher Ali Khan (Economics ’23), “Exploring Music in Hunza”
  8. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
    • Koji Everard (History ’21), “Tracing the Footsteps of the Sugar Beet in Hokkaido”
  9. Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
    • Clara Bates (Social Studies ’22), “Humanizing the Past in Russia”
  10. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
    • Johannes Lang (Government ’21), “The Power of Listening: Lessons from Summer Research”
  11. Korea Institute
    • Anne Lheem (Anthropology ’21), “Finding Beauty in the Unexpected”




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