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Receptions

The US-Asia Institute hosts receptions for ambassadors, state leaders, members of Congress and their staff, and visiting students from all over the U.S. and Asia.

2017 China 101 and Rule of Law Reception

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On the evening of Wednesday, July 19, the US-Asia Institute held a reception to celebrate the successful conclusion of our annual China 101 Briefing Series and to congratulate the Rule of Law students on the end of their program. The guests of honor included the congressional staff members who attended the China 101 briefings, the six Chinese students who participated in the 10th annual Matthew J. Szymanski Rule of Law program, our Professional Development Fellow Eveleen Wan, and the congressional staff members who have travelled to China with USAI. It was an evening filled with wonderful people and a fantastic spirit. Thank you to all who attended!Read More

2017 ASEAN 101 Reception

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On June 28, the US-Asia Institute held a reception for the congressional staff members who attended this year's ASEAN 101 briefing series. They received a professional development certificate to recognize their effort and knowledge. In addition, this year's participants in the Rule of Law Program and the Thai-American National Internship Program (TANIP) were present. Thank you to all the attendees! Read More

US-Asia Institute Reunion Reception

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On the evening of June 8, the US-Asia Institute Reunion Reception was held. At the reception, Robert Jordan, our VP and Senior Advisor, celebrated his 90th birthday with a cake; we welcomed back the 109th and 110th Congressional Staff Delegations; and we introduced our new President, Glen Lau-Kee. Thank you to everyone who attended the reception! Read More

2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

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The US-Asia Institute hosted its annual Lunar New Year celebration on February 2, 2017 to usher in the Year of the Rooster. At the Lunar New Year event, USAI Chairman Kent Lucken also gave special recognition to the 50th anniversary of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Thank you to all of our friends in attendance from the diplomatic community from Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and HKETO.Read More

2016 Summer Delegations Reunion

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US-Asia Institute hosted a summer delegation reunion on September 22, 2016 for congressional staffers who traveled to China with us. USAI Trustee Julie Chon introduced the program for the evening. All four trip leaders shared their experiences and lessons they learned in China. Minister-Counselor Zhang Min “Tommy” made brief remarks on behalf of the Embassy...Read More

SIF Connects! Washington DC

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This year's SIF Connects! Washington DC was themed "Innovative Social Policies for a Better World." Congressional Singapore Caucus Co-Chairs, Congressman Bradley Byrne and Congressman Denny Heck, made brief remarks. The speakers included SIF Chairman Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, USAI Chairman Kent Lucken, Singapore Envoy to the Middle East Ambassador Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Ashoka Program Director Ms. Claire Fallender and National University of Singapore Research Fellow Dr. Mathew Mathews. Read More

2016 China 101 Graduation Reception

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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...Read More

Hong Kong University Student Event

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The US-Asia Institute will host an evening reception for students visiting from the Hong Kong University on Tuesday, June 21. Pizza will be served.Read More