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The Fourth Annual Celebration of Community Heroes

The Museum of Chinese in America will be hosting its Annual Celebration of Community Heroes in New York City on April 6. USAI President Lau-Kee will be honored as this year's hero.

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Delegation #107 Visits the Forbidden City in Beijing...

Delegation #107 visited the Forbidden City in Beijing on October 25, 2016. US-Asia Institute (USAI) partners with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
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Delegation #106 Learns About Chinese Culture...

The 106th congressional staff delegation hosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs learns about Chinese culture in Gansu Province. The 106th delegation will
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#106 Meets with Chinese Leaders...

The 106th congressional staff delegation hosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs met with leaders in the Chinese government in Tianjin. Delegation
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TANIP 2017 Finalists Announced...

The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, DC announced the finalists for the 2017 Thai American National Internship Program. Founded in 2015, TANIP is a once-in-a-lifetime
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2016 TANIP Participant Shares Her Experience...

Apisra “Annie” Srivanich-Raper, one of the six Thai American National interns this year, writes about her experience in Washington, D.C. this summer. Annie grew
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Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session & Light Fare...

Join us on June 20, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm at USAI for more information about the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Light refreshments will be provided. Enrolling
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Institute Insider Insights: “Congressional Inaction: A Brief Analysis...

By Anqi Wei, 2016 Rule of Law Fellow* October 6, 2016 Since the establishment of the three branches of the United States Government, the
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Institute Insider Insights: Human Rights in Nauru vis-a-vis...

2015 summer intern, Madelaine Clough, spoke on behalf of Franciscans International before the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2016. Her statement spoke
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Institute Insider Insights: “Slipping through the Cracks: ...

Every year atop a mountain in China's Yunnan province, a small minority of the roughly 450 students at Wantai Middle School[1] pass their high

News & Updates


USAI Announces New President

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.


2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

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.


Hong Kong at a Critical Juncture

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.


TANIP 2017 Finalists Announced

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.


Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong

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.


P2P Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges in US-China Educational Relations

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.

US-Asia Institute 35th Anniversary Gala

On March 27, 2014, US-Asia Institute celebrated its 35th anniversary at the United Nations, New York City. Thank you to all who attended!

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