Combatting Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny: Perspectives from Harvard Alumni


Monday, November 22, 2021, 12:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

This public discussion will highlight key challenges of racism, misogyny, and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community from the perspective of Harvard alumni. The panel will share insights on their own experiences while here at Harvard, in the professional world, and relate what has changed over time – progress, regress – as well as highlight current work that remains to be done.


  • Kei Ashizawa (MC/MPA 2017) U.S – Japan Relations Community Organizer and Attorney at Law
  • Aaron Huang (MPP 2020) U.S. Foreign Service Officer
  • Jenny Lu Mallamo (MPP 2013) Deputy Director, Global Communications & Media Relations at Council on Foreign Relations 
  • Rebecca Yang (MPP 2015) Business Advisor of U.S. Education & State and Local Government, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services 

Moderated by: 

  • Soojin Kwon (MPP 1992) Managing Director, MBA Admissions and Student Experience, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business 

Jacy Su (MPP 2023) will give a welcome. 

This discussion is sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard Kennedy School Office of Career Advancement, Harvard Kennedy School Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Harvard Kennedy School Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus. 

Virtual Event Recording