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Asian@Anderson

UCLA Anderson is proud to welcome so many students, faculty, alumni, donors and staff who identify with the Asian and Pacific Islander community. With the full breadth of cultural and national heritages — including those of the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, South Asia and East Asia — we are greatly enriched by our community’s business expertise, cultural knowledge and extensive international experience in regions around the Pacific Rim. Through events and initiatives, our six student clubs affiliated with Asian identities bring to light the vibrant, complex cultural distinctions that are so vital to the entire UCLA campus.

 

Dedicated to Diversity

 

UCLA Anderson drives change for an inclusive community.

What People of Asian Descent in America Face Now

Vice Chancellor Margaret Shih explains the cultural and workplace conflicts

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ASIA TIMES

What Is the Fate of Same-Sex Marriage in China and Hong Kong?

UCLA Anderson’s Chris Tang says LGBTQ citizens are gaining traction

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Dean Tony Bernardo commits resources to Anderson AAPI community

Compassionate Support and Dedicated Action

Dean Tony Bernardo commits resources to Anderson AAPI community

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UCLA Anderson’s Chris Tang posits power in numbers

Unity among Asian Americans Must Be the First Step

UCLA Anderson’s Chris Tang posits power in numbers

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UCLA Asian American Studies Center Combats Ethnic Hostility

Chancellor Block commends the celebrated center’s leadership role

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Hear to Include: Discomfort Gives Way to Resiliency

Courtney Cheng (’22) finds strength in Anderson’s LGBTQ community

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Upcoming Events

 

Anti-Asian Violence: Its Roots in the Legal System

Thursday, May 27, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PDT

Please join us for a presentation and open Q&A session with Professor Hiroshi Motomura

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Event Highlights

 
Woo Conference 2019

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

UCLA Distinguished Professor Chris Tang led the campus community in a discussion of what has led to a glass ceiling for Asians in the workplace.

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Diwali

A Dialogue on Equity by Anderson

A student-led daylong summit examined our differences and our power to promote equity and inclusion among minority identities in business.

Diwali

Facilitated dialogue session: Reflections on anti-AAPI hate

UCLA Anderson invited the community to share their thoughts and feelings in a structured session.

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Annual Event

Diwali Celebration

UCLA Anderson students celebrate the festival of lights with a Diwali dance during Anderson Afternoons social hour

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Woo Conference 2019
Center for Global Management Event

Greater China Business Conference

The annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference explores the challenges and opportunities in U.S.-China cross-border business and investment

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UCLA Anderson Student Clubs

Asian Management Student Association (AMSA)

Greater China Business Association (GCBA)

Japan America Business Association (JABA)

Korean Business Student Association (KBSA)

South Asian Business Association (SABA)

Southeast Asian Business Association (SEABA)

International Business Association (IBA)

 

Community Success

 
Neurosurgeon Linda Liau (Ph.D. ’99, ’16) observes implicit bias

Is Sexism in Medicine a Well-Kept Secret?

Neurosurgeon Linda Liau (Ph.D. ’99, ’16) observes implicit bias

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Corporate strategist Kelsey Kawana (’21) lives by a family ethos of trust

2020 John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow

Corporate strategist Kelsey Kawana (’21) lives by a family ethos of trust

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Mike Kim (’17) and Theo Lee (’17) took Korean flavors mainstream

The News Couldn’t Be Better for KPOP Foods

Mike Kim (’17) and Theo Lee (’17) took Korean flavors mainstream

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Among the youngest MFEs, Monika Tran (’21) continuously learned from classmates

UCLA Anderson’s Master of Finance Edge

Among the youngest MFEs, Monika Tran (’21) continuously learned from classmates

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Pixel Canvas Pivots to VR Events amid Pandemic

Pixel Canvas Pivots to VR Events amid Pandemic

The Anderson Venture Accelerator prepped the platform for the 2020 Loeb Awards

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In the News

Anderson's Diversity Was the Right Fit for Me

ASA EVP Jennifer Bae tells Poets & Quants, "What really sold me was that when I visited Anderson, it honestly, just felt right"

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The World’s Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors

Poets & Quants includes UCLA Anderson’s Hengchen Dai and Auyon Siddiq on the prestigious annual list

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Here to Serve

Mirei and Ben Claremon work to provide meals for college students in need

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From the Blog

From Custom to Customizable

L&L Barbecue's Elisia Flores ('14) took her family's business in delicious new directions

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“UCLA Saved My Son”

Daniel Tsai’s support for Anderson is all about family

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West Point graduate Henry Shin (’16) joined the U.S. Army with a sense of duty to his dual heritage

U.S. Army Combat Veteran Works the Pandemic Front Lines for L.A. County

Henry Shin (’16) tapped his UCLA Anderson network to make a professional move

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News Fit to Print — in Modern-Day Myanmar

Media veteran Sylvia Saw McKaige (’11) raises journalism standards

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Conversations That Matter

 

The world comes to UCLA Anderson through conversations with distinguished alumni and internationally renowned business leaders.

Guy Kawasaki’s (’79) Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

For the UCLA Anderson Inspirational 100 alumnus who changed technology marketing, it's about pitching and prototyping

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Tony Hsieh Upended Traditional Management

The famously holacratic Zappos CEO talks passion, profit and purpose

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Building Entertainment Enterprises in Asia

Anderson’s Center for MEMES explored the business of sports and media in China

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The Politics of Belonging

UCLA’s Natalie Masuoka discusses public opinion, from Affirmative Action to immigration

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Alumni Highlights

 

Meet recent alumni to learn about their most memorable experiences at UCLA Anderson and beyond.

Duanting Zhai ('20)

Research Analyst at Fidelity International
Shanghai, China

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Ankush Gadodia ('20)

Global Strategist, Samsung
Seoul, Korea

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Eva Lu ('20)

Consultant at Bain & Company
Los Angeles, CA

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Local Response

 

UCLA and the Los Angeles region are rising to the challenges of systemic racism.

  • COVID-19 Adds New Risks in the California Housing Crisis

    UCLA’s Paul Ong and Chhandara Pech develop the Owner Vulnerability Index

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    Why Successful Asian Americans Are Penalized in the Workplace

    UCLA Distinguished Professor Chris Tang confronts implicit racial bias

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    Thousands March in Los Angeles to #StopAsianHate

    Koreatown demonstrators demanded an end to anti-Asian racism and violence

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    Asian American Professors Worry about Safety

    UCLA academics respond amid the rise in anti-Asian attacks

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  • A Century of Asian American History

    Surge in hate crimes in pandemic stems from a history of discrimination

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    SoCal University Leaders Challenge Systemic Racism Nationwide

    UCLA’s Chancellor Block and others assume an “urgent obligation”

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    UCLA Faculty and Campus Leaders React to Atlanta Killings

    The senseless act of hatred is rooted in both racism and sexism

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    America’s Diverse Asian Communities Unite against Hate

    UCLA Law’s Jerry Kang says power in politics and media make a difference

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  • UCLA Basketball Guard Won’t Stand for Anti-Asian Racism

    Division 1 athlete Natalie Chou (B.A. ’20, M.Ed. ’21) knows what matters

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    UCLA Center Shares $1.4 million in State Funding to Combat Hate

    Funds support new research into AAPI hate incidents related to COVID-19

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    The Forgotten History of the Purging of Chinese from America

    Today’s anti-Asian violence is linked to the nation’s exclusionary past

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Five Questions With

 
  • Kota Uyeda (’19)

    Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

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    Jasmine X. Guo (’19)

    Program Manager, Facebook

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    Van T. Nguyen (FEMBA ’19)

    Co-Founder, U-Defi

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    Andrew Chan (B.S. ’05, ’13)

    Manager, Deloitte Digital
    Major, U.S. Army

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  • Bo Cross ('16)

    Operations Lead, MedArrive
    Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy

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