In the Media

Robocall scam targets Chinese communities in Massachusetts ›

Wicked Local | June 30, 2018
Con artists are trying to target Chinese residents and communities in an increasingly popular scam sweeping the nation. According to UMass Boston's Institute for Asian American Studies, the top 10 Massachusetts cities and towns with the biggest Chinese populations are in the greater Boston area.

Trying for diversity, city police still fall short ›

The Boston Globe | June 07, 2018
Paul Watanabe, the director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, says "the goal for any community is to have a police force that mirrors the community in which that police force operates." In Quincy, “the disparity is dramatic, to say the least.”

At Williams And Elsewhere, A Renewed Push For Asian American Studies ›

WGBH | May 30, 2018
Students at Williams College are demanding that an Asian American studies major be created. UMass Boston has the only Asian American studies major in Massachusetts, and Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, says most programs are out West.

Are Ivy League schools discriminatory toward Asian American college applicants? ›

AirTalk | April 05, 2018
A group called Student for Fair Admissions has sought to release Harvard’s admissions data, which it claims would prove irrefutably that the school’s admissions process discriminates against Asian Americans, to the public. Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe discusses this.

Mass. Asian-American data collection bill sparks fears of profiling ›

Telegram & Gazette | January 31, 2018
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe says "data collected on specific major Asian-American subgroups means that distinctive tendencies and conditions can be identified, leading to more appropriate, responsive, and knowledge-based services, treatments, and policies."

How to commemorate the 76th Pearl Harbor anniversary in Boston ›

The Boston Globe | December 07, 2017
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe is speaking tonight at 6:30 at the Old South Meeting House during a program exploring the definition of an American.

Panel looks at Chinese immigrant impact on Boston’s history ›

Sampan | November 01, 2017
Shauna Lo, assistant director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, sat on a panel at the Boston Athenaeum this week to discuss the Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of Chinese immigration to Boston.

Friends of Minidoka announces civil liberties symposium ›

The Times-News | October 22, 2017
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe will speak at a symposium in Boise, Idaho, this week examining historic and contemporary civil liberties issues related to the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Minidoka camp.

Asian-Americans urged to vote, run for office ›

The Boston Globe | August 04, 2017
Paul Watanabe, the director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, says the creation of a Boston chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association is "important." "The opening of the [chapter] is an opportunity to address the larger issues," he said.

Amy Sangiolo Wants To Be Newton’s First Asian-American Mayor ›

Patch | August 03, 2017
If elected, Amy Sangiolo would be the first woman mayor of Newton and the first Asian-American mayor. Paul Watanabe, the director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, said, "I think it's historic."

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