Countering AAPI Discrimination and its Intersections with U.S. Foreign Policy
Since the early history of the United States, America has been engaged in Asia and home to Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The arc of the United States’ history is filled with legacies of both rising opportunity for and deepening discrimination toward AAPI communities that often intersected with shifting tides in U.S. foreign policy toward Asia. As the United States emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic—and the spike in AAPI hate crimes that came with it—and adopts a more assertive foreign policy towards China, how can the U.S. foreign policy community further counter AAPI hate and discrimination?
Please join CSIS to commemorate AAPI Heritage Month with a keynote address by Ambassador Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative and Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI), and a panel discussion exploring ways to counter AAPI hate and discrimination and its intersections with U.S. foreign policy in Asia.
This event, hosted by the Center’s Asia Program, Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs (DLIA) Project, and the staff-led Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Employee Resource Group (ERG), builds on an event held in 2021, “Countering Asian and Asian American Discrimination as a Dimension of Foreign Policy.”
A networking reception for in-person guests will follow the expert panel.
Hadeil Ali, Director, Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project, CSIS
Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS
Keynote Address and Armchair Conversation
Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative and Co-Chair, White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
Dr. Victor Cha, CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
John C. Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Sarah Mineiro, CEO, Tangara Enterprises and Senior Associate (Non-Resident), CSIS Aerospace Security Project
Chadwick Eason, COO, Co-Founder, and Director, National Association for Black Engagement with Asia (NABEA)
Aidan Arasasingham, Co-Chair, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Employee Resource Group and Research Associate, Economics Program, CSIS (moderator)
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.