Robert Wang advises clients on matters involving China and Southeast Asia. A non-lawyer, Mr. Wang previously worked at the U.S. Department of State as a career Foreign Service Officer for more than 30 years, with postings in Mainland China (Beijing and Shanghai), Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and as the desk officer for Cambodia. From 2013-2015, he served as the U.S. Senior Official to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan. Mr. Wang was also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Thanh-Thanh “TT” Pham is a Louisiana State University alumna with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication and concentration in public relations. Born and raised in New Orleans, La., TT currently resides in the DMV area where she is temporarily detailed at the Office of Communications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture working as a social media strategist. Previously, she worked in the Office of External Affairs for USDA Rural Development as a public affairs specialist
TT is also heavily involved in the Vietnamese-American community. She currently serves on Council of Regional Representatives for the Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations alongside her position of External Vice President for the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Gulf Coast. Her involvement with UNAVSA began in 2013 when she was selected as one of the UNAVSA-10 Visionary Scholarship recipients. She most recently served as the UNAVSA-14 Executive Director and led nearly 70 staff members execute a leadership conference catered to over 300 students across the North American continent.. TT’s passions include singing, arts, leadership development and public service.
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The AANHPI Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for students and young professionals in Washington, DC to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting. Each roundtable features one public service leader and accommodates at most 25 attendees. Every roundtable session is free and open to the public, however, due to a limited seating we encourage attendees to register in order to ensure a seat. Lunch will be provided.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. We envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.