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.
The US-Asia Institute was a proud sponsor of the US-China Entertainment Law Conference, a one-day conference on November 2, 2016, co-hosted by Loyola Law School and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Trustees Chris Fenton and Tom Ara participated in the conference.
Anqi Wei, a law student at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, was a participant in the 2016 J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program organized by the US-Asia Institute during the summer of 2016. This piece was written as a reflection of her observations as a Rule of Law fellow. Anqi is currently spending a semester away from Tsinghua studying at Notre Dame Law School.
One of USAI's trustee Tom K. Ara will speak at American Bar Association's 2016 Forum on Entertainment & Sports on Oct 6-8 representing Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Ara will be moderating a panel titled "Doing Business in China: Challenges and Opportunities."
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