Asian Americans Changing the Landscape


Part of the Citi Series on Asia in America

Asia Society this month spotlights the remarkable achievements of'and the continuing challenges faced by'the one in eight New Yorkers and over fifteen million Americans who trace their descent to Asia or the Pacific Islands. President Obama recently emphasized those challenges by reestablishing two major White House initiatives, and Asian Americans are increasingly represented in important positions at every level of government.

Please join Asia Society President Vishakha Desai for a discussion on how Asian Americans are changing the landscape of American life with:

Vijay Iyer, Composer/Pianist
Christina Lagdameo, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
John C. Liu, New York City Comptroller, City of New York
Mee Moua, State Senator, Minnesota and the first Hmong American elected to a State Legislature
Alice Young, Partner and Chair, Asia Pacific Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP

This event will also be a free live video webcast from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to

Join the discussion: Have Asian Americans become assimilated into the mainstream of American life? Or are there still obstacles preventing people of Asian descent from achieving their full potential in this country?

Event Details

Wed 19 May 2010
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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$10 Asia Society members; $12 seniors/students w/ID; $15 nonmembers
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