Asian in America

Conversations, performances, and celebrations exploring the Asian and Asian American experience in the United States

Asian in American at Asia Society, Spring 2019

Asia Society presents Asian in America — a series of public events, performances, conversations, and celebrations of the remarkably diverse experiences of Asians and Asian Americans in the United States.

From assessing representation in politics and in the media, to engaging with the work of writers, performers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, Asia Society spotlights the Asian American experience.

Asia Society has long been a home for programs and conversations about the Asian American experience. Asian in America offers a deeper dive and wide-ranging look at a group that continues to grow in both size and influence.

Upcoming Events

Panel Discussion
30 Apr 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Join us for a timely discussion on the high-profile affirmative action lawsuit brought against Harvard, moderated by Asian American Bar Association and Asian American Federation's Chris Kwok.
02 May 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Yale's Center for Innovative Thinking's Director, Andrew McLaughlin for a conversation with two influential, barrier-breaking Asian American women, Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani and women’s advocate Nina Davuluri.
15 May 2019
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Includes the signature Diversity Leadership Forum and Best Companies for Asian Americans Awards gala dinner.
16 May 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day two programming features the Market Place Forum.
Special Event
23 May 2019
7 - 10 p.m.
Asia Society's party celebrating Asian American excellence returns! Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American individuals in the social, cultural, and creative fields.
Panel Discussion
17 Jun 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Due to a Congressional scheduling conflict, this event is postponed until further notice. If you purchased a ticket, our box office will be in touch regarding refunds.

Past Events

Special Event
21 Mar 2019
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Join a special preview and conversation around the new chamber opera BOUND, from acclaimed composer Huang Ruo, inspired by the news headline: “Diane Tran, Honor Student at Texas High School, Jailed for Missing School.”
08 Mar 2019
6 - 9 p.m.
Join Asia Society's popular free Friday event — a unique happy hour offering free museum admission, exhibition tours, refreshments, and more. See Asia Society Museum's newest exhibitions for free!
Special Event
05 Mar 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Food and lifestyle platform founder Danielle Chang moderates a discussion on Asian influence in today's health and wellness space, featuring modern herbalist Stanley George and specialty food and health product market director Sophia Tsao.

Related Video

Food and lifestyle platform founder and TV presenter Danielle Chang leads a discussion on Asian influence in the beauty, health, and wellness industries. She spoke to pharmacist Stanley George and food market director Sophia Tsao.
Film director Andrei Severny and chef Vikas Khanna discuss the film 'Buried Seeds' at Asia Society New York.
Theatre artists David Henry Hwang and Bartlett Sher discuss where progress has been made when in comes to Asian representation in American popular media, and where it can still be improved.

Save the Date

  • Special Event
    Thursday 23 May 2019
    7 - 10 p.m.
    Asia Society's party celebrating Asian American excellence returns! Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American individuals in the social, cultural, and creative fields.

Asian Pacific Americans Interviews

One of Chinatown's few female lion dancers, Sara Lai, discusses the often forgotten art of training to be a "lion head."
BuzzFeed correspondent Megha Rajagopalan discusses how reporting in China has evolved and the particular challenges she faces there as an Indian-American journalist.
The Cambodian-American native of Long Beach, CA explains why a lack of diversity in music persists despite movements toward inclusiveness in other industries.
Founders Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho tell Asia Blog how their publication fills a much-needed gap.
The 'Little Fires Everywhere' scribe on the increased visibility of Asian-Americans on screen, the TV adaptation of her book starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, and why she needs silence to write.
The original inspiration for the DREAM Act shares advice on staying hopeful in uncertain times.