Upcoming Events: Asia-Pacific Affairs
The Other One Percent: Indians in AmericaDate: Thu, April 06, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
How Indian immigrants thrive in America
Nirvikar Singh, Co-author, The Other One Percent: Indians in America; Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Americans of Indian origin often epitomize how waves of immigrants have renewed and enriched the United States. This group now makes up about one percent of our population, and it is said that no immigrant group has been more successful. In The Other One Percent: Indians in America, Singh and his co-authors provide the first comprehensive, data-based study of the Indian immigrant experience, presenting valuable information for rethinking immigration policies. Singh will shed light on the Indian-Americans’ rapid rise as well as social and economic challenges for this multigenerational, diverse group.
Reengaging China on Human RightsDate: Tue, May 02, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Changing China–U.S. relations
John Kamm, Founder and Executive Director, The Dui Hua Foundation
In 2016, there was no bilateral human rights dialogue between China and the United States, nor was there any dialogue on rule of law. The decision to disengage was mutual. Now Beijing and Washington, D.C. are considering how (and if) to reengage on two of the most sensitive topics in their relationship: human rights and rule of law.
Although President Trump has discussed many issues related to U.S.–China relations, he has remained largely silent on human rights. John Kamm’s Dui Hua Foundation has been conducting an unofficial dialogue with the Chinese government and judiciary for many years. This dialogue focuses on treatment of prisoners, juvenile justice, women in prison and the death penalty—all topics that could be covered if official dialogue is revitalized. Kamm, having just returned from Beijing, will provide a briefing on where things stand in both the official and unofficial dialogue between China and the U.S.