John L. Thornton
New America Foundation
As at May 4, 2010, John L. Thornton served on the leadership council for the New America Foundation. Founded in 1999 by Ted Halstead, the Foundation is a leftist public policy institute which claims to be nonpartisan, and seeks pragmatic solutions to "the next generation of challenges facing the United States".
Committee of 100 Celebrates Lunar New Year on Capitol Hill
On February 14, 2012 Committee of 100 hosted a “Year of the Dragon” Lunar New Year Reception in Washington D.C. in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building. The guests were Asian Pacific American leaders, Members of Congress and Congressional staffers, media representatives, and other honored guests.
Committee of 100 Chairman Dominic Ng, Representative Judy Chu (CA-32), Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Senator Daniel Inouye (HI) each addressed the approximately 120 guests. The Committee paid tribute to two members of the Committee’s Advisory Council, Irene Hirano and the Honorable J. Stapleton Roy, who were thankedd for their exemplary service and long-time support.
Other distinguished guests included: Representative Mike Honda (CA-15); Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center of the Brookings Institution; Konrad Ng, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program; Kin Moy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; C.H. Tung, founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation; Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; and Eugene Robinson, Columnist and Associate Editor of The Washington Post and 2011 alumnus of the C-100 Journalist Delegation Program.
C-100 Advisory Council members
- Irene Hirano-Inouye
- Dr. David M. Lampton
- The Honorable Norman Mineta
- Stacey J. Mobley
- The Honorable William Perry
- Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
- John L. Thornton
- Brookings Institution website: Board of Trustees (accessed on Jan 7, 2010)
- 2009 Annual Report, Brookings
- New America Foundation website: Leadership Council (accessed on May 4, 2010)
- New America Foundation website: About (accessed on May 4, 2010)
- New America Foundation website: Statement on Nonpartisanship and Political Activity (accessed on May 4, 2010)
- C-100Committee Celebrates Lunar New Year on Capitol Hill