The Asian American Forum (AAF) was founded in 1967 to promote intercultural relationships and to deepen understanding of the changing role of Asia in the world.  It is a non-profit organization comprised of Asians and non-Asians in the Washington, D.C. area who have demonstrated an active and abiding interest in the affairs and cultures of Asian countries. The membership is drawn from among current and retired associates of diplomatic and governmental services, international institutions, research and educational organizations, and individuals such as academics, artists, musicians, writers and business people.