Academy Award-winning actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill ambassador Michelle Yeoh shared some valuable advice with the Harvard Law School Class of 2023 during the Class Day celebration on May 24 as they prepared to embark on a “presumably bright but unpredictable future.”
API council leader ref lects on Boston’s newfound youth, diversity
By Bob Salsberg Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Before entering the office of Boston’s city council President Michelle Wu, visitors pass a wall lined by photographs of the council’s past leaders, faces that are mostly male, mostly white and nearly all middle-aged or older. Recently elected president by colleagues on the 13-member board, Wu is […]
It’s graduation time!
By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly It’s that Pomp and Circumstance time of year, and in addition to the myriad of graduating APIs around the
Senate backs Froman as next trade representative
By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19.
Sri Srinivasan becomes first South Asian American federal circuit judge
Sri Srinivasan became the first South Asian American United States Circuit Judge on May 24, following a confirmation vote from the United States Senate of 97–0. Before becoming a judge, Srinivasan was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, arguing 20 cases on behalf of the Obama administration in front of the Supreme […]
Blog: Chris Lu — Obama’s inner circle
President George W. Bush appointed two Asian Americans to his cabinet. The Asian community was impressed. But President Obama gave us more—three cabinet secretaries, Gary Locke, Steve Chu, and Secretary Eric Shinseki, and many other powerful appointments, including Chris Lu, one of the 25 assistants to the president since 2008.
Dec. 15: Sakakihara and Tang complete fellowships
Scott Sakakihara is the 2009 Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Masaoka Fellow and a Harvard Law School graduate.
Shirley Tang is the 2009 JACL Inouye Fellow and a University of California, Davis graduate.
May 27: JACL fellowship goes to Scott Sakakihara
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) awarded the 2009 JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship to Scott Sakakihara. He has started working in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D–HI). Sakakihara graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008. ♦
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.
Honoring a leader
Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.