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June 9th Reception: Center for Asian American Studies at Stanford

Updated: Jun 13, 2022


The School of Humanities and Sciences and members of the Stanford Asian American Studies Endowment Initiative cordially invite you to a reception featuring a new Center for Asian American Studies at Stanford with remarks by


Debra Satz

The Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences The Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society Professor of Philosophy, and, by courtesy, of Political Science




Gordon H. Chang

Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education The Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities Co-Director of The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project



Stephen Sano

Director of the Asian American Studies Program Professor Harold C. Schmidt Director in Choral Studies Professor (Teaching) of Music Rachford & Carlota A. Harris University Fellow in Undergraduate Education



Please join us for a gathering of Stanford leaders and fellow alumni to learn about the launch of a research and scholarship center for Asian American Studies at Stanford University, and how you can get involved.


Thursday, June 9 2022 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Update: The event was a huge success. Over 50 alumni, faculty, and even a current Stanford student came to support this effort. Thanks to Jung Choi and Bill Park for opening up their backyard for the wonderful event.


Watch the videos:


Here's the Thank You letter from Stanford:


Thank you so much for joining yesterday evening’s event about the Stanford Asian American Research Center. Your enthusiasm for our vision is tremendously inspiring. We are especially grateful for the energy and support provided by the alumni who have brought us to this crucial point in the journey toward establishing the center.

As our speakers shared, we have a firm intellectual foundation for the exciting possibilities that are yet to unfold. With the resources of a center in place, our existing scholars will enjoy the benefits of a supportive hub for their work; simultaneously, the center will attract new voices to our community who can expand the breadth and depth of research and scholarship in this important area.

None of this will be possible without your support. We are so grateful for the extraordinary philanthropic commitments you heard about last night, which represent huge steps toward meeting our objectives. If you would be interested in helping to close the gap toward our $10 million goal, please feel free to reach out to me directly and I would be happy to work with you on your gift. For contributions of up to $10,000, you can also give via this link. Thank you again for your interest, your encouragement, and your commitment to a thriving hub for Asian American research at Stanford.

Many thanks! Scott Sugiura ssugiura@stanford.edu (650) 862-3011


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