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Jun5

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Congressional Circle member Surya Gunasekara writes for Morning Consult

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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...Read More

Apr24

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Chris Fenton interview with BNN

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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.Read More

Apr9

2018

In Memory of Senator Daniel Akaka

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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...Read More

Apr5

2018

Congressional Circle Quarterly Meeting and Networking Session

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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...Read More

Mar16

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Claire Kippenbrock

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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...Read More

Feb21

2018

Trustee’s Corner: USAI Trustee Chris Fenton Exits DMG After 17 Years

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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...Read More

Feb20

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Former Intern Carried the Torch for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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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....Read More

19Feb

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Human Trafficking Awareness Documentary “HAART Kenya”

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Former USAI intern, Danielle Khan Da Silva, co-directed and shot the award-winning Human Trafficking Awareness documentary “HAART Kenya” (click here to watch it: http://goo.gl/cvmwUo). Congratulations Danielle! About the scale of the issue and the importance of awareness, Danielle says, “Human trafficking is the second largest illegal trade after drugs, having surpasses arms and weapons. It affects...Read More