Mission & Program
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies is dedicated to increasing our knowledge of the culture, history, and institutions of the world's major regions and countries.
The Academy's premise is that the scholarly world needs individuals who combine thorough disciplinary and area specialization, and the Academy Scholars Program was established to facilitate this goal. The Academy also organizes seminars and conferences, and supports Harvard faculty research.
The Academy Scholars program has been made possible through the generous support of Dr. Ira Kukin, founding benefactor of the Harvard Academy; the Pew Charitable Trusts; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and Albert and Celia Weatherhead and the Weatherhead Foundation.