The Asian Pacific American Caucus ("APAC," also known as the "Asian and Pacific Islander American Caucus") is a conference group of individuals who meet annually during professional meetings. Membership is free and open to all who share an interest in the teaching and learning of Asian Pacific American political affairs and community-based activism. Our members are typically affiliated with colleges and universities as faculty, staff, or graduate/undergraduate students. We also welcome partnership with community activists and organizational leaders. The APAC was co-founded in 1999 by Professors Andrew Aoki and Pei-te Lien as a related group of the American Political Science Association(APSA) that has a close relationship to the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the APSA. Starting in 2012, with the preparation and founding of the WPSA Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans in the Profession, we have held a mini-conference on APA politics during WPSA meetings.
The Asian and Pacific Islander American (APAC) Caucus would like to invite you to a special event. See APAC Evite for event and RSVP information.
APAC’s 20th Annual Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Time: 4:00 -7: 00 pm
Location: Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC
Symposium 4:00 – 5:15 pm: Reflections on & New Directions for the Asian Pacific American Caucus at 20 yrs
Field Update 5:15 – 6:00 pm: Lightning Presentations on New Work in Asian American Politics
Reception 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Food and Drink/Recognitions/Awards
The upcoming APSA 2019 annual meeting (August 29 – September 1, 2019) in Washington DC will mark APAC's 20th anniversary. Many of you will be in attendance at APSA annual meeting or in the DC area otherwise, and we hope that you will join us for this special celebration. If you are unable to RSVP earlier or have last minute changes to your RSVP, please feel free to click the Evite and make changes through the date of the event. All are welcome.
We welcome new members to APAC and encourage you to join our google group or contact an officer below!
Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) is teaching/talking about affirmative action and is generously sharing the following resources if helpful:
1) Research on what people understand - and do not- about affirmative action
2) The personal rating and the Harvard Case - 10 reasons not to fall for penalty narrative
3) AAPI Data Blog Post on Affirmative Action trends
4) AAPI Blog Post - Deep dive into framing and affirmative action
A virtual special issue of Politics, Groups and Identities (2018) features state-of-the-art research on Asian American politics and is available here and free to access until February of 2019.
Contact APAC Officers
Co-Chair Dr. Loan Le
President, Institute for Good Government and Inclusion (IGGI)
firstname.lastname@example.org or thinkiggi.com
Co-Chair Dr. Oki Takeda
Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
Secretary Dr. Nicole Filler
Assistant Professor, Highline College
Treasurer Vivien Leung
Graduate Student, UCLA
Dr. Ngoc Phan
Assistant Professor, Hawaii Pacific University
Dr. Loan Le (see above)