In the Media

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."

A dream imagined: Race, ethnicity and the struggle for Boston’s future on May 20 ›

Sampan | May 17, 2017
A coalition of UMass Boston institutes studying race and ethnicity will host an all-day conference called “A Dream Imagined: Race, Ethnicity and the Struggle for Boston’s Future” on May 20 in the Campus Center.

16 Have Quit Commission for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders Since Trump’s Election ›

USA Today | February 20, 2017
Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe discusses his reason for resigning from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, saying Donald Trump’s actions during the election and transition period made it “untenable for me to serve as his advisor.”

Asian American Commission hosts Unity Dinner to honor pioneers ›

Sampan | June 10, 2016
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe moderated a panel at the Asian American Commission of Massachusetts's 10th annual Unity Dinner, “Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Pioneers.”

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