On April 20-21, along the sidelines of the 2017 World Bank Spring Meetings, AirQualityAsia convened its inaugural High-Level Strategy Session at the US-Asia Institute to discuss the issue of global economic development and its impact on air quality in developing countries in Asia. The first day of expert presentations and keynotes concluded with a light reception at the Institute. The second day concluded with a roundtable meeting of AQA board members who drafted and approved the Plan of Action.
The US-Asia Institute hosted an off-the-record discussion featuring experts from the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea to discuss the North Korean missile tests and their threat to security in East Asia. The experts identified concerns and goals that are unique and shared by each country and shared their views on a feasible, collective strategy that can ensure peace and stability in East Asia.
Mr. Bold Luvsanvandan, Member of the Mongolian Parliament and former Foreign Minister of Mongolia, met with Executive Director Mary Sue Bissell at the US-Asia Institute on April 6, 2017. During Mr. Bold's visit to Washington, DC, he honored Dr. Buzz Aldrin with the New Mongolia Initiative's Lifetime Inspiration Award, which recognizes the extraordinary lifetime achievements of personalities who have changed peoples lives and who are a continuing inspiration.
The Museum of Chinese in America hosted its Annual Celebration of Community Heroes in New York City on April 6, 2017 where USAI President Glenn Lau-Kee was honored as this year's community hero. The Celebration of Community Heroes event recognizes the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of individuals, institutions, and organizations that inspire hope and help advance our local community.
Glenn Lau-Kee was elected president of the US-Asia Institute in 2017. He is a former president of the 74,000 member New York State Bar Association. As the 117th president of NYSBA during 2014-2015, he was the first Asian-American to serve as President. Glenn is a member of the firm of Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC, located in Manhattan, New York.
The US-Asia Institute hosted its annual Lunar New Year celebration on February 2, 2017 to usher in the Year of the Rooster. At the Lunar New Year event, USAI Chairman Kent Lucken also gave special recognition to the 50th anniversary of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Thank you to all of our friends in attendance from the diplomatic community from Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and HKETO.
On March 27, 2014, US-Asia Institute celebrated its 35th anniversary at the United Nations, New York City. Thank you to all who attended!More Info