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    Building Student & Faculty Community

    AASP faculty often invite minors to their homes for enriching food and conversation.

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    Cultivating Student Leadership

    The AASP Student Advisory Board meets throughout the academic year to discuss issues on diversity and brainstorm initiatives.

  • Excellent Teaching

    In 2013, Nitasha Sharmareceived the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence award.

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    Engaging with Top Artists

    Director and Producer Leo S. Chiang talks about his documentary, "Mr. Cao Goes to Washington" which follows the journey of Rep. Joseph Cao. Read more about the film

  • Colloquium for Ethnicity and Diaspora

    The CED provides an intellectual space for faculty and students to interrogate issues in history, comparative race and ethnic studies, critical race theory, community formations, and citizenship.


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Feb. 17, 2017

Click here to see an article titled The Paradox of Medical Triumphs by 2009 NU alumni Joseph Lee.



Feb. 17, 2017

Check out the 2017 Spring Course Listings in time for registration!

Aug. 31, 2015

Click here to see the innaugural issue of the NU Asian American Studies Newsletter!

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Asian American Studies Program: Why Minor?


Asian American Studies at Northwestern University was established by a sweeping student movement in the 1990's that demanded a deeply needed program of study that gives access to the long and rich histories, culture, and politics of Asians in the United States. Thus, the program fosters leadership and engagement with the most significant issues of the day: to model pride and interethnic cooperation that our society still struggles to achieve.

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