Asia America Initiative is a catalyst for cross-cultural and inter-faith cooperation. We believe that peace, security and respect for human dignity are inseparable.

AAI’s mission is to build hope and empower communities affected by armed conflict and severe poverty. Our goal is to build integrated local programs that can be replicated globally.

Asia America Initiative is an international model for building peace through educational opportunity tied to economic development. Focusing on the youth and caring for the elderly, we bring communities together. We promote human dignity through health, education, livelihood, environment, and the arts.

The Asia America Initiative (AAI) is supported by a distinguished Board of Directors and Trustees with diverse experiences from the highest levels of Government, Business and the Academy.

Washington Board of Directors:

Al Santoli

Albert Santoli – President of Asia America Initiative

The Asia America Initiative was founded by Albert Santoli, a best-selling author, a nominee for both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award for History. Over three decades – as a historian, journalist, soldier, an advisor in the U.S. Congress, a human rights monitor, and as a Foreign Policy expert, Mr. Santoli has directly participated in seeking solutions to some of the most dramatic and complex events in the Asia-Pacific region including Cambodia,Afghanistan, Tibet and Burma. He is an innovator in peace mediation through community-based social and economic development. He is also Editor of E-publications China in Focus and Asia in Focus. He is the former Senior Vice-President of the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and Director of the Asia-Pacific Initiative. In addition, he has worked as a Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor in the United States House of Representatives. In 2003, his Development for Peace in Sulu Program in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao received a Philippines Presidential Citation. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the U.S. Business and Industry Council. In December 2006, Mr. Santoli and AAI were named as finalists for the OneWorld.net Person of the Year Award. He is a former Senior Fellow at Freedom House and a former Consultant to the Refugee Program of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Bing Branigin - Corporate Secretary of Asia America Initiative

Mrs. Bing Branigin is the CEO of the Branigin Associates and is a journalist in www.usasianpost.com. ( to be updated )