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Hey Everyone,
My name is Jaikishan Agarwal and I have been selected as a delegate at the prestigious Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference 2020. The conference will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., USA.

I am a second year master's student at Sciences Po, Paris pursuing a degree in International Security with a focus on Europe and Global Risks. My primary areas of expertise are political risk, technology and governance. My academic achievements include several school awards, and a consistent focus on practical experience apart from classroom lectures.

At HPAIR 2020, I have been selected for the Governance and Geopolitics where I hope to use my years of research experience to contribute constructively with fellow global change-makers. I will not only represent my university or my country, but I will proudly represent a generation of youth who are harnessing technology to change the lives of millions around the world.

I believe that this conference is a golden opportunity for a early stage policy maker like me because of the expsoure to newer ideas and fellow youth leaders from the different parts of the globe. The biggest take-back from the conference for me will be the know-how and policy nuances to drive real change in the grassroots level.

Presently, I am in the processing of establishing a few community-oriented tech-based start-ups in Bangalore, with a focus on healthcare and data privacy. HPAIR 2020 is a rare and golden opportunity for me to expand my horizons and thinking to make better choices and come up with more practical policy solutions.

Below is an itemized list of expenses:
1) Flight tickets:  Rs. 86,000 (1200 USD) (Bangalore to Boston Logan and return)
2) Visa and other processing charges: Rs. 16,000 (230 USD) (including processing charges)
3) Accommodation and meals for all days:  Rs. 43,000 (600 USD) (Calculated for Hostel stays in Cambridge, Mass.  and available meal plans with student discounts).
This fundraiser is not limited to just individual donations, but it also encourages organisations to contribute to leader who believes in the transformative power of technology.
Even if you are unable to make a personal contribution, please feel free to forward this fundraiser to organisations and companies who maybe interested in making an investment in a reliable future leader.

Any small contribution from your part would be helpful in taking me closer to this conference. Even if you are unable to contribute, please spread the word among others. If you would be kind in helping me out, it would affirm my belief that monetary restrictions should not be a hindrance to a person's desire to learn.

For your reference, I am attaching the acceptance letter on this platform.
Feel free to reach out to me at if you would like to know more about my work and how I plan to use this conference to effect real change.

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