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15Oct
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On October 15, the US Asia Institute hosted a diplomatic briefing on the 2018 US mid-term elections, “The 2018 Mid-Term Elections: A Look at What the US Congress Might Look Like After November 6“. Dr. Allan Lichtman, the well known “prediction professor”, gave the keynote speech. Ms. Silvia Spring, a former foreign service officer of the Department...

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26Aug
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The 119th Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute, sent Congressional staff to Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing, the three municipalities of China. The trip was from August 17 to August 26, 2018. The delegation’s focus was financial services. Welcome back!      

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30Aug
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The US-Asia Institute joins people around the world in expressing our deepest sorrow at the passing of Senator John McCain and  taking this chance to honor his commitment to developing stronger ties between the United States and Asia.   In Congress, Senator McCain was a “consistent and principled voice in US policy toward Asia.” Four years...

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30Aug
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For a detailed account of the US-Asia Institute’s summer programs, check out our 2018 Summer Roundup.

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20Jul

On Friday, July 20 US-Asia Institute co-hosted a reception and celebration with the Royal Thai Embassy for this year’s three Thai-American National Internship Program (TANIP) participants. Three students, Tasha Boyer, Rachel Forrest, and Ginger Slentz were accepted to TANIP in 2018 and will be concluding their internships on the Hill this week. USAI would like...

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15Jun

The US-Asia Institute and Schwarzman Scholars present Cultivating Young Leaders and Building Bridges in China: Schwarzman Scholars, Hopkins-Nanjing, and the US-China Relationship With remarks by Robert Garris, Director of Global Admissions & Strategic Initiatives, Schwarzman Scholars Kara Abramson, Director, Hopkins-Nanjing Center Washington Office Dan Markus, Director, China Center, US Chamber of Commerce Moderated by Rachel MacKnight, Vice...

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24May
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The US-Asia Institute, in conjunction with the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, presented the second session of ASEAN 101, ASEAN’s Integrated Economic Partnership and Economic Outlook. The session provided an introduction to ASEAN’s economic potential and trends, and forecast for the coming year given by Dr. Rafael Frankel, Vice President of BowerGroupAsia. Dr. Pek Koon Heng,...

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01May
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The US-Asia Institute hosted an Andi Mack Chinese New Year celebration for 300 elementary and middle school students in Chicago to launch the 2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The day included a special screening of an Andi Mack episode, a panel discussion with Andi Mack star Lauren Tom and her son Oliver Kaplan (grandson...

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18Apr
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The US-Asia Institute partnered with AirQualityAsia to host the second annual AirQualityAisa High-Level Strategy Session and reception on Sustainable, Healthy Cities and Sustainable Energy Solutions on April 17th and 18th. Over 70 representatives from Congress, the World Bank, and the IFC attended, as well as international legislators and parliamentarians attended the reception. Special thanks to:...

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02Mar

USAI will host a briefing discussing US-Australia Relations in the Face of a Rising China and a Changing Asia-Pacificby USAI senior advisor Dr. Bates Gill. Scroll down to RSVP and learn more. China’s presence in Australia presents unique opportunities and challenges: more than 30 percent of Australian exports go to China, yet increasing concerns about Chinese “sharp power”...

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