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World Affairs Symposium: Asian American Experience in the Midwest
May 21 and May 22, 2004

Friday, May 21; 8:00 A – 6:00 P

Saturday, May 22; 8:30 A – 1:15 P

The symposium will address:
. Increase awareness of the issues of concern to the Asian American populations in the region;
. Build bridges of understanding between Asian A,mericans and other gorups in the Midwest and nationwide;
. Raise awareness of the breadth and depth of the region's connections with Asia;
. Stimulate interest in Asia among local and regional policy makers and business people, and
. Consider useful recommendations to local and regional policy makers.

Session topics include:
. Being Asian American in the Heartland
. The Policy Environment
. Relations with Asia
. Political Participation
. Changing Democraphics and Identity

The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Asia Sociey
Asian American Institute
The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies
The University of Chicago South Asia Language and Area Center

Cost:$95 Private Sector; $60 Academic/Nonprofit/Government; $25 Students

To register: Visit www.ccfr.org

  • Time: see above
  • Place: Hotel InterContinental, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

MIC regrets that you will be charged for cancellations made less than two full business days in advance of programs, or cancellations made after the registration deadline, if one is given.

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