The Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas was established in May 2006 with the support of Binghamton University’s Division of Research. It is affiliated with the Asian and Asian American Studies Program. The Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas is a research, development and outreach organization whose goal is to spur regional economic development and broaden American understandings of Asia.
The core mission of The Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas program stands on three pillars: research, development and outreach. The Institute puts its mission into practice in these three areas by:
- Supporting and informing research, development and outreach activities both within the University community and beyond.
- Partnering with New York businesses, unions, city and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations to foster social and economic development.
- Collaborating with Asian American partners in the Greater Binghamton area to work towards creating an Asian cultural center.
- Broadening American understanding of Asia through seminars, workshops and virtual educational training programs.
- Cultivating relationships with businesses, unions and higher learning institutions located in Asia.
- Enable the expansion of Asian and Asian American Studies Program research capacity and the formulation of research themes with Institute faculty.
- Collaborate with the Office of Continuing Education to offer virtual education training programs focused on Asia.
- Organize a city-wide cultural event in collaboration with Greater Binghamton Asian American civic groups and the Mayor’s Office.
- Establish relations with Greater Binghamton high schools and Asian American civic groups.
- Cultivate pivotal relationships with universities in Asia.
- Provide educational programs such as working papers series and seminars open to the public.
- Develop a program of research and academic activity related to Asian and Asian American Studies.
- Become an Asian regional resource center with a Title VI mandate.
- Establish enduring relations with New York and Asian based business, city-state, unions, non-governmental organizations and development entities with ongoing programming and demonstrated social and economic development.
- Foster pivotal relationships with academic institutions and businesses located in Asia.
- Approach foundations to interest them in sponsoring IAAD activities.
- Establish an Asian cultural center.
Directions to the Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas
The Institute for Asian and Asian American Studies is located on the ground floor of the Library Tower South. Click on the link below for a map of the campus. http://www.binghamton.edu/maps/index.html