The US-Asia Institute hosted a graduation reception for congressional staff who completed their China 101 professional development certificate by attending this year's China 101 briefing series. Congressional staff who attended the series, as well as past and future participants in congressional delegations to China, were invited to attend the event. Additionally, the Institute was pleased to introduce this year's participants in the Rule of Law Program for Chinese Students and the Thai American National Internship Program. Thank you to all who attended.
The U.S.-China Working Group under the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, in partnership with the U.S.-Asia Institute, hosted the 6th Annual China 101 Seminar Series in the summer of 2016. The six-session series brought experts to Capitol Hill to introduce and discuss critical aspects of contemporary China and their impact on a complicated relationship with the United States. All sessions were open only to Congressional staff and included time for Q&A with the audience.
The US-Asia Institute was pleased to host a reception and briefing on the 2016 presidential elections for a group of students from top universities in Hong Kong. The panel consisted of program assistants at the US-Asia Institute who provided an insight into how college students around the nation view the different presidential candidates and the election process.
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.
The US-Asia Institute helped host the Better Hong Kong Foundation (BHKF)'s annual visit to the United States from June 7-10. Delegation members, largely prominent members of Hong Kong's private sector, visited Washington, D.C. and New York City to meet with leaders from all three branches of government, think tanks, media organizations, universities, and NGOs to promote closer ties between the United States and Hong Kong, as well as to inform US leaders of the current situation in East Asia.
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