Sweet sweet White House Briefings.
On Thursday, the White House Office of Public Engagement will host a leadership briefing for AAPI youth. This event is a conversation with college and high school AAPI students about access to higher education, community service and civil rights. It will include remarks from White House officials, two panel discussions with Administration officials, and breakout sessions to discuss specific issues.
The briefing is designed to inspire AAPI youth to think about how they would address issues that affect them. It will also allow them to meet White House and government officials who can provide real guidance and mentorship for those who are interested in a career in public service/government. The opening remarks, panel discussions and closing remarks will be live streamed online.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m. EST & 3:30 p.m.--5 p.m. EST
Streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov/Live
Tweet your questions using the hashtag #AAPIWH
We hope you are able to join us online!
Thursday Morning: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Greetings and Setting the Agenda
Eddie Lee – Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement
Jon Carson – Director, White House Office of Public Engagement
Obama Administration Accomplishments in the AAPI Community
Kiran Ahuja – Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)
Importance of AAPIs in Public Service
Raj Shah – Administrator, US Agency for International Development
Panel of AAPI Federal Leaders
Moderator: Chris Lu – Cabinet Secretary and WHIAAPI Co-chair
Je Yon Jung – Senior Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection BureauPanel on AAPI issues in higher education
Parag Mehta – Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Department of Labor
Mira Patel –Secretary’s Office of Policy Planning, Department of State
Moderator: Konrad Ng – Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Tuyet Duong – Advisor, WHIAAPIThursday Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ramey Ko – Commissioner, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs
Don Yu – Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Education
Sharing the Wisdom
Large group reconvenes after breakout sessions and students share the action agendas created in their breakout sessions
Ronnie Cho – Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement