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Bentley Hosts Conference on Cultural Perspectives of Asian Americans

October 21, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Bentley College Multicultural Center will host a conference on Cultural Perspectives of Asian Americans (including South Asians) on Saturday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Bentley's Student Center.


The conference will analyze the educational, political and socioeconomic status of Asian Americans in the United States and within a global context. It will include sessions on Asian women entrepreneurs, Asians in corporate America and Asian art and culture. Panelists from various fields will share their personal and professional experiences, while highlighting the ways in which they keep their cultural traditions as part of their daily lives. The conference will conclude with a town meeting around the topic of "Asian Americans living in two worlds: assimilations, pluralism or separation?"


Keynote speakers are management consultant and diversity trainer Dr. Herbert Wong of Herbert Z. Wong & Associates and J.D. Hokoyama, CEO of LEAP, a national nonprofit organization working on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans. Panelists include executives from IBM, Raytheon, Terakeet and the Meru Foundation.


Representatives from area colleges, Asian American Bank, CopperBeech Group, Inc., PointMerchant Group, LEAP and NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) are expected.


This is is the second in a series of conferences addressing issues relating to cultural values in the workplace. Policies in a Global Market: Impact on Latinos was held last fall and nearly 300 students, professionals and community activists attended.


The conference is free and open to the public.

For directions to Bentley College visit or call 781-891-2100.


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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