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Cornell Asian Alumni Association’s 30th Anniversary Pan-Asian Banquet Celebrations (San Francisco)

  • 08 Feb 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fang Restaurant, 660 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Join fellow Cornellians, friends, and family to celebrate CAAA’s 30th Anniversary and the Lunar New Year.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Banquet Dinner

Fang Restaurant
660 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Yanbing Li
Vice President of Engineering at Google

Professor Christine Bacareza Balance
Associate Professor of Performing & Media Arts and Asian American Studies

About the Event:
The Cornell Asian Alumni Association is celebrating the year of the rat and we hope you all can join us! This event includes an authentic ten-course Chinese banquet and cash bar with distinguished speakers.

Registration Details:
Early-Bird Pricing Until January 24th: $65
Regular Pricing: $80


See registration for Cornell Giving Society tiered pricing.


Register here: https://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=20922&content_id=18877

About Our Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Yanbing Li is a globally minded high tech executive with extensive leadership experience in the US and in China. She serves as Vice President of Engineering at Google. Before Google, Yanbing was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) at VMware and led the BU to become the fast growing business at VMware and a market leader in the past 3 years.

Yanbing holds a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, a Master's degree from Cornell University, and a BS degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing), in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. She was inducted to the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in 2018.


Christine Bacareza Balance (Ph.D., Performance Studies, NYU) is Associate Professor of Performing & Media Arts and Asian American Studies. Her writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, Glee’s karaoke aesthetics, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan have been published in Women and Performance: a feminist journal, Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS), Women's Studies Quarterly (WSQ), and Theatre Journal. Her first book, Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America (Duke University Press, 2016), examines how the performance and reception of post-World War II Filipino/Filipino American popular music compose Filipino identities, publics, and politics. Her current book project, Making Sense of Martial Law, analyzes how the former President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos employed the sensorial and sensational, during their 21-year dictatorial rule, and how U.S.- and Philippines-based performances, events, and cultural objects critique the “Marcosian imaginary,” modeling new forms of cultural memory..

Questions? Email diversity-aad@cornell.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by Cornell University's Diversity Alumni Programs and Cornell Mosaic.


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