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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

Jan3

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Ella Duangkaew, TANIP ’15 Participant Reflects on TANIP 2 Years Later

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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,...Read More

Aug3

2017

Institute Insider Insights: China Folk House Project

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Alison Steinbach, a Program Assistant in the summer of 2017, spent two weeks of July in Yunnan Province’s Tibetan Plateau to assist with a documentation and relocation project of a traditional farmstead house. For more information about the project, see here. In southwestern China – neighboring Tibet and Myanmar, intersected by the “Three Parallel Rivers,”...Read More