The Maryland Leadership Institute is a jointly led program by the Asian American Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy, and the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL). This leadership development and career-building program is designed to engage students interested in issues directly affecting Asian American communities. Each session features a panel and discussion with working professionals with expertise on critical issues facing Asian Americans and the larger population. Examples of topics covered include introduction to immigration policy, mental health issues, and economic inequality in the Asian American community.
The program consists of five sessions that are held throughout the Spring semester. Students have the option of attending one or all sessions or participating in all five sessions to earn 1 course credit for AAST388 (Independent Research).