Asia and Asian Americans in the Time of Trump

Monday, January 23, 2017

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Omni Los Angeles Hotel

251 S. Olive St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Few presidential elections have jolted the status quo as much as Donald Trump’s. The president-elect has raised the possibility of changing longstanding policies on China, the Korean peninsula, as well as South and Southeast Asia. Beyond these strategic relationships, President Trump will have to manage a polarized U.S., where his focus on immigration and restoring America’s past glory raises questions among minorities about social inclusiveness. What can Asia and Asian Americans expect in the 45th U.S. president? Join Asia Society Southern California and our blue-ribbon speakers to unscramble the signals and clarify as we head into a new era.

Speakers on our foreign-policy panel 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:

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

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

To register, please click here.

Stay tuned for Trump & Asia programs in February featuring 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 – 6:30 pm: Panel discussion


Valet parking is $15 at the Omni hotel.