Asia and Asian Americans in the Time of Trump

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Please join Asia Society Southern California on Day 1 of President Trump’s first work week for an engaging program that looks at the implications of his presidency on relations with Asia and Asian Americans. This will be the first in a series of President Trump & Asia programs in Los Angeles that are part of a global Asia Society initiative to examine challenges and opportunities facing the new Administration in Asia and to drive creative thinking and specific recommendations for U.S. policy.

Speakers on our foreign-policy include:


David Huebner
, Former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa





Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Former Foreign Minister of Thailand 





Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India - San Francisco 





Robert C. O’Brien
, Partner, Larson O’Brien and Former Adviser to Mitt Romney




David Loevinger
, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Group of Trust
Company of the West



Our Asian-American panel features two MacArthur Foundation Fellows who are leaders in immigration and minority issues:


Deepa Fernandes, Author and Journalist





Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA





Ahilan Arulanantham, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union in Southern California




Stay tuned for Trump & Asia programs in February featuring Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, and Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations. 

For more information on Asia Society’s Trump & Asia series, please click here.  


5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Registration and networking reception 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Panel discussion 


Valet parking is $15 at the Omni hotel. 

Supporting Organizations:  





  UCLA Center for Chinese Studies  

  Okinawa Association of America

Event Details

Mon 23 Jan 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Omni Los Angeles Hotel 251 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Buy Tickets
General $35.00; Asia Society Member $25.00; *Special Rate* General Registration plus Asia Society Membership $100.00; Student $10.00
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