2011 WLP Schedule

Last year’s WLP Sessions (2011)

Date Session Speakers

June 8 Welcome Ceremony: Introduction to Washington, DC Paul Igasaki, U.S. Department of Labor

Gene Kim, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

Amelia Wang, U.S. Representative Judy Chu

June 15 Cyber Security Policy: a Look into the US Cyber Agenda

This WLP session will discuss our nation’s cyber agenda, its implications, current government initiatives, and job opportunities in cybersecurity. Hosted by a diverse panel of substantive experts, the cybersecurity speakers will introduce their line of work and what are the basic issues and challenges they face in the industry. The panel will provide professional advice on breaking into a career in cybersecurity.

James Chou, U.S. Army

Jeewon Kim, LexisNexis

Ross Schulman, Computers and Communications Industry Association

Amry Junaideen, Deloitte

June 22 Career Development: Thriving in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

The Great Recession was the nation’s most severe in 60 years.  In its aftermath, recent college graduates and young professionals are facing a changed job market in which public sector and non-profit jobs are sparse.  In this panel, our panelists will present personal experience and practical information on how to secure that job that inspired you to join the public/non-profit sector. The session will end with breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • Federal Government
  • Consulting
  • Nonprofit
  • Foreign Service
  • Congress
  • Think Tanks
  • Campaign/Party Politics
  • Trade Associations
Erika Kaneko, Partnership for Non-Profits

David Chao, Office of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

Margaret Hsiang, U.S. Department of State

Patrice Yao, Deloitte

June 29 Maintaining the Competitive Edge: Innovating America in the Global Marketplace

With 95% of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, how can American companies innovate to beat global competition and reach untapped markets?  Can the United States maintain its economic primacy against the rise of the rest? Please join us as representatives from the U.S. government, academia, and the business communities, will address these questions and more.

Winter Casey, Google

Ronnie Chatterji, White House Council of Economic Advisers

Doug Goudie, National Association of Manufacturers

Josh Wu, U.S. Department of Commerce

July 6 The Re-Districting Game: Examining the Politics and Process of Redistricting

Through interactive scenarios, practitioners with direct experience in redistricting will inform us on the fundamentals of the redistricting process as well as guide us through navigating the politics of behind it. Learn how to bring lessons from DC back to your local community.

Mark Keam, Virginia House of Delegates

Tram Nguyen, Virginia New Majority

Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman Vogel PLLC

July 8 CAPAL Career Fair

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building

Address1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036

July 13 Education Policy: Debate on Teacher Unionization


Brad Jupp, U.S. Department of Education


Lindsay Burke, The Heritage Foundation

Dawn Le, American Federation of Teachers

Adam Schaeffer, Cato Institute

Mark Simon, Tom Mooney Institute for Teacher and Union Leadership

July 18 Closing Ceremony: Asian Pacific American Trailblazers

6:30-9:30pmSt. Gregory Hotel

2033 M St., NW Washington, DC 20036

2010 WLP Schedule

Through exciting sessions and workshops, CAPAL’s WLP aims to engage summer interns and young professionals on issues critical the APA community.

Note:  All workshops will take place from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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June 15th: Welcome Reception
Location: US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
Join CAPAL in welcoming a new group of Asian Pacific American interns to Washington, DC! Our opening event will feature appearances by members of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. It will be a great opportunity to network and meet new friends for the summer. Keynote Speaker: Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Click here for her biography.

June 21st: Resume Workshop
Location: US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
This year’s resume and networking session proves to be a great event. We will start off with a brief panel discussion featuring speakers from the nonprofit world, federal agencies, and the Hill who will share the best ways to get jobs in these sectors. Following the panel will be a resume review session where students can receive individual feedback. Bring your resume and prepare to hear the real deal about careers in the public sector!
*Due to the popularity of this session, attendance will be limited. RSVPs will be necessary.

June 29th: Immigration Policy Session
Location: US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
From Arizona to Comprehensive Immigration Reform, immigration policy has been all over news in 2010. CAPAL is excited to present an Oxford-style debate to introduce this increasingly sensitive and heated topic. Both liberal and conservative policy experts will present their views and offer critical analysis on the issue.

July 6th: Foreign Policy Session
Location: US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
Is the US getting left behind Asia in the world of economic trade? Come listen to policy experts shed light on the rise of Asia and the future of US economic opportunity.

July 14th: Economic Policy Session
Location: US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
Is the economic crisis over? Did the Recovery Act Work? What is the future of financial industry reform? Policy experts will offer their perspectives and share their experiences working on economic policy in Washington, DC.

July 20th: Leadership Development Session
Location: US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
Through interactive scenarios, staff members from the APA nonprofit world will teach us how to build coalitions on campus and beyond. Learn how to bring lessons from DC back to your local community.

July 27th: Closing Ceremony
Location: St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street NW, near Dupont Circle
We will end the summer on a high note with a celebration of the accomplishments of young APAs in public service. Enjoy a delicious dinner and bid farewell to friends and fellow interns. We hope to see you back in DC next year!

To participate, please RSVP to RSVP@capal.org with your name and the session(s) you wish to attend.

Directions to WLP

Exit the Capitol South Metro Station, walk up 1st Street, walk through Capitol Driveway, and enter through the south entrance of the US Capitol Building. Once inside, security will direct you to room HC-5.

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