Photos from the 2014 MARSEA Convocation and the WEAI’s MARSEA/SIPA Graduation Reception



On May 18, 2014, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute celebrated the convocation for its Master of Arts in Regional Studies–East Asia (MARSEA) students. Three days later, on May 21, the Institute hosted a graduation reception for MARSEA students and for students in Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs with regional specializations in East Asian Studies. Below are photos from both events:


2014 MARSEA graduates

Convocation photo

2014 MARSEA graduates

Group Toast 2

2014 MARSEA graduates

Alexandra, Waichi

MARSEA graduates and WEAI Executive Director Waichi Ho

Family taking photos

MARSEA graduates and family


Shuo Yan Tan, SIPA ’14

Sonya +Family

Sonya Kuki, SIPA ’14, and family

Yuan Zhi Lau + Professor Zelin

Yuan Zhi Lau, MARSEA ’14, and Professor Zelin

Professor Lu + MARSEA graduates

MARSEA graduates and Professor Lü

Reception food

MARSEA and SIPA graduate reception


WEAI Director Myron Cohen


Leslie Paisley, SIPA ’14, and Vivian Coyne, SIPA ’14

Lauren Sprott, SIPA DRA-East Asia Region Specilization + Mary

Lauren Sprott, SIPA DRA-East Asian Regional Specialization, and Mary Trieu


Christine Swanson, MARSEA ’14, and Alexandra Tirado, MARSEA ’14

Caitlin hopping + Family

Caitlin Hopping, SIPA ’14, and family


MARSEA graduates and Mary Trieu

Chris, Ranming, Alex, Sungoh, Chrisine, Daniel

MARSEA graduates and current students