Perpetual Foreigners or Americans? Asian Americans’ Views of Their MotherlandsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Amid the rising concern over tensions between China and the U.S., how do Asian Americans perceive the homelands in Asia to which they trace their heritage, as well as about the U.S., China and elsewhere? A recent Pew Research Center study on public opinions among Asia Americans provide answers with first-of-its-kind findings.
Join us online on Monday, December 18 for an in-depth look of the study with Neil Ruiz, Head of New Research Initiatives at Pew Research Center. Neil will present the background of the study, and experiences, attitudes and views of Asians living in the U.S. on several topics, including identity, discrimination, affirmative action and global affairs. He will delve into the specific views of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese adults in the U.S.
This virtual program is a special benefit to Asia Society Seattle and Asia Society Northern California members. Learn more and become an Asia Society Member today: https://asiasociety.org/northern-california/join-our-community and https://asiasociety.org/seattle/become-member. Non-members should email AsiaSocietySeattle@asiasociety.org for registration inquiries.
Registration and confirmation of registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the program.
11:00 a.m. Program Begins with Remarks and Presentation
11:30 a.m. Audience Q&A
12:00 p.m. Program Concludes
Neil G. Ruiz is Pew Research Center’s Head of New Research Initiatives. In this role, he is responsible for inspiring and advancing new opportunities for organizational growth and evolution. He works closely with the Center’s president to conceptualize and drive new strategies that expand the Center’s scope and capacity to do new research and serve broader audiences. He identifies projects that amplify the Center’s mission and develops external collaborations.
Neil is also the principal investigator of the Center’s comprehensive study of Asian Americans, where he is also serving as an associate director of race and ethnicity research. He has a background in applying demographic, qualitative, and survey research methods in the U.S. and around the world. He utilizes this mixed methods approach to studying Asian Americans, other racial and ethnic groups, and immigrant populations. He is the founding chair of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Research and Affinity Group of the American Association for Public Opinion Researchers. He previously was an associate director for the global migration and demography research team.
Prior to joining the Center, Neil worked as a migration and economic development expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He was also the executive director of the Center for Law, Economics and Finance at George Washington University. He is a political economist with a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.