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Month: January 2018

29Jan
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On the evening of Monday, January 29th, the US-Asia Institute held a memorial service in remembrance of Norman Lau Kee’s life. During the program, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney reflected on Norman’s inspiring life, and his lasting contribution to US-China relations and to New York City’s Chinatown community.  Chris McCannell, Chairman of USAI’s Congressional Circle and former...

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29Jan
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On January 29th, the US-Asia Institute hosted its 9th annual off-the-record briefing for diplomats introducing what to expect from Congress and the Administration in 2018. Diplomats from 11 countries were in attendance—Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Mongolia. The first panel – themed the 115th Congress and its role in...

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18Jan
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On the evening of Thursday night, January 18th, the US-Asia Institute held a Korea 101 wrap-up session and reception on the importance of the 2018 Olympics for North Korea and South Korea relations for the congressional staff members who attended last year’s Korea 101 briefing series. They received a professional development certificate to recognize their...

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03Jan

The Thai-American National Internship Program was an exceptional experience that has led me directly to my current position. It is a groundbreaking program for mobilizing young Americans with either citizenship or ethnic heritage from Thailand, and leveraging their unique bi-cultural perspective in strategic internships in both the Embassy and key partner organizations of the Embassy,...

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