President Ma of Taiwan visits HLS

August 27, 2015

By LANA BIRBRAIR '15, August 27, 2015

On July 11, Harvard for the first time in the century-long history of the Republic of China welcomed a sitting president of Taiwan, hosting President Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. '81 for a nostalgic visit to his alma mater.

Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. ’81, president of Taiwan, made a rare trip abroad in July to visit his alma mater.

Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. ’81, president of Taiwan, made a rare trip abroad in July to visit his alma mater.

Because Taiwan and the U.S. do not have formal diplomatic relations, President Ma’s visits to the U.S. consist of stop-overs while transiting to other countries. Ma, who spent four years at Harvard Law School, wanted to revisit his old haunts, including the office where he completed his dissertation on the law of the sea with particular reference to the East China Sea, and the apartment […]

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