Discussion Series

The 1990 Institute’s Discovery Discussion Series brings a panel of speakers to you for a conversation about subjects that matter to Asian Americans, as well as insights on modern China on a more human level. This is a complement to our Video Series and is meant to be interactive, allowing our audience to exchange ideas as well as explore the subject matter more deeply with experts. This series will provide you with a more in-depth understanding of Asian American issues and aspects of China that you want to know but never had the opportunity to ask. Our aim is to spread understanding by having conversations and breaking down complex issues.

25th Anniversary Gala Fireside Chat


Former Ambassadors to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. and Gary Locke speak with moderator, John Chen, BlackBerry CEO at the 1990 Institute's 25th Anniversary Gala & Ignite Awards on January 18, 2016.

Inside Alibaba: Globalizing China’s Largest Internet Company, featuring Brian Wong


In this special fireside chat with Alibaba Vice President Brian Wong – a 1990 Institute board member who works in the Office of the Chairman with Jack Ma, he will share his firsthand experiences inside Alibaba and its early globalization efforts – with the lens of being one of the early Americans hired into the company.

David Henry Hwang - 23rd Anniversary presentation


David Henry Hwang is one of the most celebrated contemporary Asian American screenwriters. His work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, and the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is a Tony© Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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