News & Events

21Feb
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US-Asia Institute Trustee and President of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group Chris Fenton is leaving DMG after a 17-year run. At DMG, Fenton supervised the development, financing, production, marketing, and distribution of the company’s content. He also produced or supervised 20 films — a group that includes “Looper,” “Iron Man 3,” and “47 Ronin.” Fenton, a former William Morris...

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20Feb
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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....

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19Feb
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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 see the documentary: 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...

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06Feb
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A Mongolian delegation joined a round table at USAI to discuss the state of Mongolia’s democracy as it reviews the system 26 years later. Representatives from the USAI Congressional Circle, CRS, and the Hill attended the discussion, as well as a former Peace Corps volunteer who worked in Mongolia. The delegation addressed questions about Mongolia’s...

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29Jan
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On the evening of Monday, January 29th, the US-Asia Institute held a memorial service in remembrance of Norman Lau Kee’s life. During the program, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney reflected on Norman’s inspiring life, and his lasting contribution to US-China relations and to New York City’s Chinatown community.  Chris McCannell, Chairman of USAI’s Congressional Circle and former...

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29Jan
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On January 29th, the US-Asia Institute hosted its 9th annual off-the-record briefing for diplomats introducing what to expect from Congress and the Administration in 2018. Diplomats from 11 countries were in attendance—Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Mongolia. The first panel – themed the 115th Congress and its role in...

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18Jan
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On the evening of Thursday night, January 18th, the US-Asia Institute held a Korea 101 wrap-up session and reception on the importance of the 2018 Olympics for North Korea and South Korea relations for the congressional staff members who attended last year’s Korea 101 briefing series. They received a professional development certificate to recognize their...

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07Dec
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The 115th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) visited Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai from November 27th to December 7th, 2017. This delegation was comprised of District and State Directors from around the country.

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29Jan
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It is with great sadness that the US-Asia Institute shares that our Chairman Emeritus Norman Lau Kee passed away on November 9, 2017.

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14Nov
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The US-Asia Institute hosted Mine to Ours: A Global Perspective on the Sharing Economy. For this briefing, the Institute recruited panelists from Airbnb China, the Consumer Technology Association, and Heritage Foundation and the Internet Education Foundation to discuss the benefits and challenges created by embracing a, internet-based sector of economy.

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