ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 23, 2002

The Hon John Q Duong

Executive Director
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

to speak on

The Great Principles America Values: Immigrants and Good Citizenship
(ICAS Lectures No 2002-0810-JQD)


ICAS Reception & Dinner *
August 10, 2002 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lai Lai Garden, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon John Q Duong will be Guest of Honour ** at the ICAS Reception & Dinner.

John Quoc Duong is the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). In this capacity, he is charged with coordinating all federal activities under Executive Order 13216***, to increase opportunities for and improve the quality of life of over twelve million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). In addition, John works with the White House and the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs to advise the President on the needs and concerns of this population.

Prior to joining the Bush-Cheney Administration, Duong was Vice President of Bridgecreek Development, a real estate development company based in California. He previously served in various capacities in California Governor Pete Wilson's Office of Community Relations, most recently as Deputy Director of that office. In his appointed capacity, John represented the Governor in all aspects of community affairs throughout the state and was the Governor's spokesperson to specialty media. He also represented the Governor in protocol matters, including meetings with foreign diplomats, trade delegations, and working with locally-based consulate generals' offices. In 1999, he founded Q-Strategies, a consulting firm for small businesses.

With a commitment to public service, John has served as a board member on the Contra Costa College Foundation, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board, the America Viet League, and the Vietnamese American Council. He was also a member of the Commonwealth Club of California, the Richmond-San Pablo Exchange Club, and the Vietnamese American Public Affairs Committee.

John came to the United States in 1982, at the age of nine, as a refugee from Vietnam. He formerly resided in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.

*part of ICAS Summer Symposium: Korean Diaspora
August 10, 2002 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Calvary Vision Community Center (484 342 0300)
550 Township Line Road (near Walton Road)
Blue Bell, PA 19422
**Previous Guest of Honours include: Shinae Chun, Becky N Dunlop, Edwin J Feulner Jr, Tony P Hall, Seung Soo Han, Charles Kartman, Takekazu Kawamura, Jeong H Kim, Lawrence R Klein, Harold Hongju Koh, Zhaoxing Li, Jerome J Shestack, Richard L Walker, Curt Weldon, Alfred P West, John C Yoo
***Formerly, Executive Order 13125, signed June 7, 1999


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow