Harvard receives $20.5m gift for new Asia studies center
Will fund program on Indonesia
By James F. Smith Globe Staff / January 7, 2010
Indonesia is the fourth-largest country in the world and the largest Muslim-majority democracy. Yet even at Harvard University, Indonesia has remained among the less studied major Asian nations, overshadowed by China, Japan, and Vietnam.
“This will give us an opportunity to both bring in a new tranche of master’s degree students, and also to bring in current Indonesian officials into some of our executive programs,’’ Saich said. “We will also be running a fellows program that will bring in some of their good young academics to study with us.’’