It's The Live Stream: White House AAPI Youth Leadership Briefing

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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
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

Welcome Remarks
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 Bureau

    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
Panel on AAPI issues in higher education
Moderator: Konrad Ng – Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

    Tuyet Duong – Advisor, WHIAAPI

    Ramey Ko – Commissioner, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

    Don Yu – Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Education
Thursday Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sharing the Wisdom
Large group reconvenes after breakout sessions and students share the action agendas created in their breakout sessions

Closing Remarks
Ronnie Cho – Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement