CAPAL and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)have partnered to create the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Leadership Roundtable Series. Join AAPI public service leaders each month during the summer for an informal discussion on their personal paths to success, as well as various hot topics in the AAPI community, including health, economic growth, civil rights, civic engagement, and AAPI leadership development.

To RSVP for the fourth Roundtable session with Daphne Kwok, please visit here.

2013 Series

 APA Roundtable

The 2013 Roundtable Series will be held at the National Education Association, located at 1201 16th Street, NW. Each session will be from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.

June 27- Audrey Buehring, Deputy Director of WHIAAPI, read about it here
July 11- Krystal Ka’ai, acting Executive Director of CAPAC
July 18- Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the Office of Civil Rights at HHS; and Anand K. Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS
July 25 – Daphne Kwok, President’s Advisory Commission of WHIAAPI
August 1- Deepa Iyer, Executive Director of SAALT

Past Speakers Past roundtables have featured:

David S. Kim, Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs at Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Gene Kim , Executive Director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Donald Yu, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center (lunch courtesy of AAJC)
Gautam Raghavan, Associate Director, White House Office on Public Engagement
Sefa Aina, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs
Tuyet Duong, Policy Advisor, Dept. of Homeland Security for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
The 2012 Roundtable Series was co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute.

“Working as an intern in D.C. for only a few months, I was surprised how quickly I gained perspective of life as a public servant. The discussion series gave me the opportunity to get career advice from people I respect, build a community with young D.C. professionals, and broaden my outlook as a developing professional.”
–Shoshee Jau, Roundtable Series Participant