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.
The US-Asia Institute hosted Alejandro Reyes, Visiting Associated Professor at the University of Hong Kong for a discussion on the local, regional, and global significance of Hong Kong SAR. Al currently serves as a senior adviser to the US-Asia Institute, and has been a consultant for the World Economic Forum since 1997.
The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, DC announced the finalists for the 2017 Thai American National Internship Program. Founded in 2015 and sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy, in consultation with the U.S.-Asia Institute, the 2017 program will allow 8 Thai American students and young graduates to come to Washington D.C. from June 4 to July 28, 2017 to get hands-on experience in the policymaking process.
USAI hosted Ms. Courtney Weatherby, Research Associate at the Stimson Center, Mr. Jacob Levin, Foreign Service Officer at the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of States, and Mr. James Borton, Senior Fellow at the US-Asia Institute, for a discussion on sustainable development in the lower Mekong region. The discussion was incredibly informative, and the panelists shared insightful thoughts on supporting sustainable growth in Southeast Asia.
US-Asia Institute hosted Mr. David Wertime, Senior Editor at Foreign Policy, Mr. Morgan Jones, Chief Operations Officer at US-China Strong, and Ms. Elisa Zhai Autry, Affiliate Research Professor at George Mason University, for an insightful discussion on US-China educational relations. The panel emphasized the strategic importance of this exchange to the overall bilateral relationship.
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