On June 20, 2016, the US-Asia Institute hosted an informational session for the Schwarzman Scholars Program presented by Mr. Robert Garris, the Global Director of Admissions. 65 top young professionals representing over 50 different universities were in attendance. Light refreshments were provided.
The second cohort of students in the Thai American National Internship Program (TANIP), a joint program between the US-Asia Institute and the Royal Thai Embassy, had a fantastic orientation week from May 30 to June 3, 2016. Their week was packed with meetings with governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and private sector hosts. The meetings with policymakers and actors are designed to expose the next generation of Thai American leaders to a wide range of policy issues.
Members of the US-Asia Institute were invited to attend a reception hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in honor of Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thai-American second generation, Lennox Chaiveera from California; Alit Ponkaew from Illinois; Apisra Ann Srivanich-Raper from Idaho; and Charles Tantakool from Pennsylvania; were warmly welcomed by Ambassador Pisan Manawapat at his Residence on May 30, 2016, their first day of Thai American National Internship Program (TANIP).
Dr. Pan Guang, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Center for International Studies, joined the US-Asia Institute for an informative and insightful discussion on China's past, present, and future role in the Middle East and Central Asia. Dr. Stuart Goldman, scholar in residence at the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, was the moderator for the discussion.
The CPIFA #102 and #103 Reunion Reception was held on May 19, 2016 to share the experiences of our most recent congressional staff delegations to China, organized in partnership with the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA). From March 26-April 4, 2016, CPIFA #102 visited Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guilin while CPIFA #103 visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangxi Province.
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