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Tom K. Ara, a Trustee of the US-Asia Institute, joins DLA Piper. Below, read DLA Piper’s announcement: Tom K. Ara has joined the firm as a partner in Century City and will serve as Chair of the Entertainment Transactions practice and Co-Chair of the Entertainment Finance practice. Tom has been involved in a multitude of...

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Susan Radov, USAI Summer Program Assistant and a senior student at the University of Pennsylvania, recently got her commentary regarding empowering women through education published at Baltimore Sun. The article could be found here. *The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the stances of the US-Asia Institute*

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Doris Xu, USAI Summer Program Assistant and senior undergraduate student at George Washington University, was recently named the President of Global China Connection (GCC) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Doris is the first female GCC President in the organization’s 10-year history. Doris was selected after multiple rounds of interviews with Trustees and Senior Advisors, reference...

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Surya Gunasekara, US-Asia Institute Congressional Circle Member and Principal at Section VII Strategies, writes an opinion piece featured on Morning Consult about U.S. energy relations with Asia. Read the article as posted on Morning Consult below or the original post here: *The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect...

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USAI’s trustee, Chris Fenton, gives an interview on film diplomacy with Business News Network to share his insights into how to strengthen the relationship between US and China in the entertainment industry. Video is also available on the BNN’s Website.

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The US-Asia Institute joins the global community in celebrating the life of former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, who recently passed away in Hawaii at the age of 93.  The highest ranking Native Hawaiian in elected office, Akaka was noted for embodying the “aloha” spirit, and will be remembered for his humility, warmth and respect, and...

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On the afternoon of April 5th, USAI Chairman Glenn Lau-Kee addressed the Congressional Circle at its quarterly meeting and the important role the body plays in USAI’s mission. USAI trustees Joe Fawkner and Julie Chon were in attendance. The meeting was followed by a Happy Hour for Congressional staff to catch up with old friends...

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My name is Claire Kippenbrock and I am currently a senior at Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Illinois.  I am part of the AP American Government class and I was given the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for a one-week internship with US-Asia Institute. On the last day of my internship I now...

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After 17 years working for DMG, US-Asia Institute Trustee Chris Fenton decided to step down as President of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group. He will continue working with DMG as a Consultant and will use his extra time to become more involved with USAI’s work. At DMG, Fenton spearheaded the development, financing, production, marketing, and distribution of the...

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Former USAI intern, Tyler Rasch, carries the torch for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the city of Yongin. The flame covered popular tourist destinations in Yougin, including the Korean Folk Village, the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, the Nam June Paik Art Center and the Everland amusement park. Tyler Rasch interned with USAI in Summer 2009....

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