Immigrants, Asian Americans, and the Decline of Entrepreneurship in America

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Join Asia Society Northern California on January 31 for a discussion featuring leading experts who will examine the impact of U.S. immigration policy on attracting talent from Asia and in creating new and innovative industries. The event will feature Vivek Wadha’s acclaimed new book, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent – named a best book of 2012 by The Economist, which urges the U.S. to respond to the intensifying competition that countries like China and India now offer in attracting talent. The book looks at how American immigration policy has left some of the most educated and talented entrepreneurial immigrants with no choice but to take their innovation elsewhere. Vivek will be joined byAnnalee Saxenian of U.C. Berkeley, a pioneer in the study of immigration and innovation in Silicon Valley and noted immigration and legal scholar Dan Siciliano of Stanford. What is the role of Asian and Asian American entrepreneurs in the U.S. economy and how is it changing? What went wrong with immigration policy in the U.S.? How can it be fixed?  Copies of The Immigrant Exodus will be available for signing and purchase at the event.

Where: Asia Society Northern California, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco

When: 6:00—7:30pm (reception follows)

Price: $10 Asia Society Members/Students; $15 non-Members

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