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We represent an impressive roster of Asian speakers, including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, human rights activists, celebrities, authors, and entrepreneurs. Whether you need an inspirational keynote speaker or a discussion of race relations in the US, APB has the perfect Asian speaker for your event. In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, be sure to check out our roster of Asian speakers.


World-Renowned Theoretical Physicist

Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in Einstein's unified theory field; innovation; and "the future of the future" - exploring and predicting the science of tomorrow, from computing power and artificial intelligence to...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Best-Selling Author of the Rizzoli & Isles Series

Internationally best-selling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Gerritsen went on to attend medical school and become a physician. While on maternity leave, she began to write...

Television Journalist, Correspondent & Producer

Speaker Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for 20/20 and Nightline who has covered Haiti's earthquake and the mine disaster in West Virginia.

CEO, Citizen University

Eric Liu is the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide...


Speaker Leroy Chiao has worked in both government and commercial space programs. As a veteran of four NASA space missions, he logged over 229 days in space.


Anand Giridharadas is an author and columnist, writing about a world in transition as seen through the lens of culture. He is the author of India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking.

Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree & Peace Activist

Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people from around the globe to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. Bhuiyan’s story took root in Bangladesh and grew from seeds planted by his parents and...

Personal Finance Expert and CEO & Founder, Malecon Productions, LLC.

Speaker Carmen Rita Wong is a debt management specialist known for her realistic and valuable credit crisis advice. She is the former co-creator and host of the only national, daily personal finance television show, On the Money, on CNBC...

Advocate For Victims of War Crimes

The subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph from the Vietnam War of a young girl running naked down a road, her skin on fire, Kim Phuc became a victim of war at the tender age of nine.

Winner of 'Survivor: Cook Islands'

Defying racial stereotypes about Asian American men in the media, Kwon led a multi-ethnic team to victory in the controversial, racially segregated 2006 season of Survivor.

Dean / Author

In 2004, Frank H. Wu became the ninth Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit. The author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, Wu was named among the Top 20 Scholars in the Nation by Black...

Founder, Asian/Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute

Hu-Dehart is Professor of History, and Director of the center for the study of race and ethnicity in America at Brown University. She joins Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies...

Award-Winning Author

Hailed as “one of the most insightful writers of our time,” Gish Jen balances analysis with storytelling. She brings brilliance, wit and warmth to pressing questions of culture, identity, and globalization.

Tony Award Winning Producer and NY Times Best Selling Author

Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels. On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations—...

NYT Correspondent & Filmmaker Behind “Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story”

Adam B. Ellick is a Senior Video Journalist at The New York Times who reports on the world in video and print. Towing a backpack and small camera, Ellick has visited more then 70 countries, often earning a front row seat to historic events...

International Business Leader

An entrepreneur and humanitarian, speaker Marilyn Tam helps organizations integrate social and environmental concerns into business profitably.

Foremost Expert on Asian Pop Culture

Stu Levy is an international entrepreneur, producer, director and writer across mediums including graphic novels, film, television and new media. Founder of the pioneering media company TOKYOPOP, Levy is known for establishing the manga...

International Trade Theorist

A celebrated economist and Columbia University professor, Jagdish N. Bhagwati has made contributions to development theory and policy, public finance, immigration and the new theory of political economy...

Attorney & Civil Rights Activist

Angela E. Oh serves as the Executive Director of the Western Justice Center Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advances peaceful resolution of conflict. She has worked as an attorney, public lecturer, and teacher of Zen meditation. In...

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