We're working to bring prominent South Asian American voices forward to inspire students to enter public service, work to improve their communities, and empower others to do the same.
The mission of the South Asian Americans in Public Service (SAAPS) initiative is to bring prominent American public servants of South Asian descent to Harvard University to inspire its undergraduate students to enter careers in public service.
While the South Asian community is one of the fastest-growing major ethnic groups in the United States, the views of its diaspora continue to be underrepresented across the nation. With the support of the Dean of Harvard College, the Division of Social Science Regan Fund, the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, and the Institute of Politics, SAAPS aspires to encourage more undergraduates to meaningfully contribute to their communities through the avenues of government, politics, and the judiciary, promoting cultural and intellectual diversity at a critical juncture in our nation’s history.
We're working to empower and uplift South Asian American voices across the nation. To fulfill our vision, we adhere to a few core values.
SAAPS was founded to confront the dearth of exposure to South Asian American public servants on college campuses. Our team hopes to channel our own passion for public service into a broader, sustained effort to inspire fellow students to make a positive difference in the world.