Archive for January, 2012

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2012 Lunar New Year Celebration

The US-Asia Institute hosted its Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 2, 2012 at the US-Asia Institute in Washington DC. Senator of Hawaii Daniel Akaka was the Guest of Honor in recognition of his 33 years of support and partnership with the US-Asia Institute.  Other speakers included Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Michelle O’Neill, Congresswomen Judy Chu (D-CA),
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Strategic Rapproachement: The United States, Vietnam and the South China Sea

The US-Asia Institute hosted an off-the-record briefing on Monday, November 7th which focused on “Strategic Rapprochement: The United States, Vietnam and the South China Sea”. Ernest Bower, Senior Advisor and Director at the CSIS Southeast Asia Program and Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East West Center in Washington, discussed the burgeoning U.S.-Vietnam relationship and where it fits into the
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Capitol Hill Forum: Featuring Special Guest Dr. Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

The US-Asia Institute sponsored and hosted Dr. Rhee on Friday, September 23, 2011. Dr. Rhee began his remarks by identifying steady growth in developing Asian states, but noted that the region also has very uneven growth. In regards to poverty and income inequality reduction there are many developing Asian states which are poor performers. Thus, observers must recognize the inherent
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2012 US-Asia Institute Internship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

Deadline for Summer 2012 internships is April 1, 2012. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating their interest in the US-Asia Institute, a resume, and a brief 3-5 page writing sample.