A woman who left a small town in India at age 6 to come to America has become one of the most important leaders in the United States Department of State. On Nov. 21, Nisha Desai Biswal was sworn into office as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs.
Esther Kia’aina nominated as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
Esther Puakela Kia’aina was nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas at the U.S. Department of the Interior by President Barack Obama on Sept. 11. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kia’aina would lead the Department’s efforts to coordinate federal policy for Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. […]
Sharon Maeda named executive director of new nonprofit
Sharon Maeda has been named executive director of a new nonprofit, 21 PROGRESS, based in Seattle.
The Wing receives distinction from National Park Service
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly The Wing Luke Museum celebrated the Lunar New Year by embarking on a new chapter in its own future. Visiting U.S.
Oct. 29: Suresh Kumar headed to post in Obama administration
President Obama nominated Suresh Kumar as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Department of Commerce.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is aware of an upcoming visit by two American officials and supports the new U.S. policy of engaging with Myanmar’s military rulers, her lawyer said last Saturday, Oct. 31.
Obama names another Asian American
Harold Hongju Koh, 54, brother of Dr. Harold Koh, the Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health-Designate, becomes the second Koh to receive a nomination.