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The U.S.-Asia relationship has long been an important one politically, economically and strategically. Shifting global priorities, leadership changes, economic concerns and opportunities, as well as challenges to regional stability and changing power interactions make the relationship constantly transitory. In this period of regional transformation, it is more important than ever that ongoing, candid dialogue and cooperation among leading policymakers and leaders throughout the region be encouraged.

With this in mind, the US-Asia Institute has organized eight National Leadership Conferences in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State. These international policy forums have facilitated interaction among leading public and private sector leaders from the United States, China, Japan, Korea, and ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), as well as others from around the globe.

These international policy forums attract top policy experts from the U.S. and Asia including foreign ministers, secretaries of state, Members of Congress, as well as foreign national legislatures, key Administration officials from the U.S. and Asia, renowned international businessmen, preeminent scholars, military and diplomatic leaders. The forums are traditionally held in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State with some sessions on Capitol Hill. However, the forum has been held as a “traveling conference” with sessions in Washington, D.C., Beijing, Manila, The Philippines and Tokyo. During these forums, a core group of 25 top leaders from the U.S. and representatives from all of the countries of East Asia travel to each city where they are joined by 200 policy makers and policy influencers to discuss key issues surrounding the relationship.

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Leadership Training and Exchange for Mongolian Women


During the week of Oct 26-31, 2018, the US-Asia Institute had the pleasure of hosting IMPACT #1, a delegation of 17 emerging female leaders from Mongolia, as part of its new, five-year leadership and democracy training program for Mongolia’s emerging leaders and elected officials. The purpose of the USAI’s IMPACT Leadership Exchange & Training program is...Read More



Asian Politics and History Association Conference Held at USAI


The US-Asia Institute welcomed the Asian Politics and History Association (APHA) for its annual conference on the weekend of October 27th. The theme was the impact of the Indo-Pacific Strategy on Asia. The keynote speaker, Ambassador Otgonbayar Yondon, the Mongolian Ambassador to the United States, kickstarted the program by giving an informative presentation on Mongolian...Read More



China, Trade and Power Luncheon


On October 25, the US-Asia Institute and the Hinrich Foundation co-hosted a luncheon on the themes of China, Trade and Power, featuring Stewart Paterson. Mr. Wayne Morrison, an Asian trade and finance expert from the Congressional Research Service, moderated the discussion. Mr. Stewart Paterson, the author of the book “China, Trade, and Power,” outlined his...Read More



The 2018 Mid-Term Elections: What to Expect from the 116th Congress and Its Policies Toward Asia


The US-Asia Institute’s Diplomat Briefing on December 11th aims to provide a primary assessment of the post-election congressional circumstances, what to see after the election, and what it means for the diplomats in town. At the briefing, a panel of congressional experts will present the issue, and there will be the opportunity for diplomats and congressional...Read More



Non-DC Event: US-China Entertainment Law Conference


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. Read More



2012 New York Forum


On Thursday, September 13, the US-Asia Institute hosted the 2012 New York Forum Featuring The China Investment Corporation’s The Honorable JIN Liqun Chairman, Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation & Chairman, International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds “Options for the Global Economy: Opportunities for Cooperation”.Read More



US-Asia Institute 30th Anniversary Gala


Celebrating 30 years of strategic partnerships with Asia, the US-Asia Institute hosted its 30th Anniversary Gala at the United Nations in New York on April 23, 2009. Nearly 250 guests joined the Institute to recognize its achievements over the past three decades, and to honor key individuals who have been influential in U.S.-Asia relations and the Asian American community. Read More