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2012 Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner

June 19, 2012
Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
1330 Maryland Avenue
SW
Washington, DC

Reception: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 7:30 pm

Cocktail Attire or National Dress

The Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner is the most prestigious annual event in Washington devoted to the deepening relationship between the United States and Asia, from policy to arts and culture and business.

The 2012 Washington Awards Dinner will recognize the most important accomplishments in 2011 and 2012 in U.S.-Asian affairs. Asia Society will welcome distinguished guests, including ambassadors from Asian and other countries, members of Congress and key staff, senior officials from the U.S. government, and prominent global business leaders, as well as media representatives.

Dinner Benefits | Dinner Sponsors

 

2012 HONOREES

Asia Society Policy Achievement Award

Michele A. Flournoy

Michele Flournoy served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of DoD's new Strategic Guidance and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media and before Congress.

Prior to confirmation, Ms. Flournoy co-led President Obama’s transition team at DoD. In January 2007, Ms. Flournoy co-founded the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a non-partisan think tank dedicated to developing strong, pragmatic and principled national security policies. She served as CNAS' President until 2009, and recently joined CNAS' Board of Directors.

 

Asia Society Lifetime Achievement Award

John D. Negroponte

John D. Negroponte, a United States career diplomat and national security official, held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as deputy national security advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where he served as the State Department's chief operating officer.

 

Thomas R. Pickering

Thomas R. Pickering, currently Vice Chairman at Hills and Company, which provides advice and counsel to a number of major U.S. enterprises, retired as Senior Vice President International Relations and a member of the Executive Council of The Boeing Company in 2006. Previously, he was U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1997-2001.

Pickering holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a five-decade diplomatic career, he was U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. From 1989 to 1992, he was Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York. He also served as Executive Secretary of the Department of State and Special Assistant to Secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger from 1973 to 1974.

 

Frank G. Wisner

Frank G. Wisner is an International Affairs Advisor at Patton Boggs, LLP. A career diplomat with the personal rank of Career Ambassador, he previously served as Ambassador to India from 1994-1997. Additionally, he held the positions of Ambassador to Zambia (1979-82), Egypt (1986-91), and the Philippines (1991-92). Mr. Wisner has served in a number of positions in the U.S. government, including Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (1993-94), Undersecretary of State for International Security Affairs (1992-93), Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs (1982-86), and Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State (1977). During the course of his career, Frank Wisner served in the Middle East and South and East Asia.

 

Inaugural Asia Society Diplomatic Achievement Award

Ambassador CHAN Heng Chee

CHAN Heng Chee took up her appointment as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States in 1996. Prior to her appointment, she was the Executive Director of the Singapore International Foundation (which created a Singapore version of the Peace Corps) and Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. She was the founding Director of the Institute of Policy Studies. She has served as Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was concurrently High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico. Ambassador Chan has received a number of awards including Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters from the University of Newcastle, Australia; and the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom).

Ambassador Chan has served as a member on the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the International Council of the Asia Society. She is currently a Policy Advisory Board Member of the Asia Society, New York.

 

DINNER BENEFITS

Dinner Co-Chair Table — $50,000

  • Two seats at the Head Table
  • One Premium Table for 10 people
  • Two tickets to an exclusive Fall 2012 Asia Society Dinner in Washington
  • Recognition from the stage in the evening's remarks
  • Prominent acknowledgement and logo in Dinner program
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on Dinner webpage and all other Dinner signage
  • Prominent acknowledgement at all Asia Society Washington programs through June 2013

Dinner Vice Chair Table — $25,000

  • Two seats at the Head Table
  • One Premium Table for 10 people
  • Prominent acknowledgement and logo in Dinner program
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on Dinner webpage and all other Dinner signage
  • Prominent acknowledgement at one Asia Society Washington program of interest through June 2013

Benefactor Table — $15,000

  • One Prime Table for 10 people
  • Special acknowledgement in Dinner program
  • Company name and logo displayed on Dinner webpage and all other Dinner signage

Contributor Table — $7,500

  • One Preferred Table for 10 people
  • Company name featured in Dinner Program
  • Company name and logo displayed on Dinner webpage and all other Dinner signage

Patron Tickets — $750

  • One seat at a Preferred Table
  • Your name listed as a Patron in Dinner Program

Committee Tickets — $300 (members) or $350 (non-members)

  • One seat at the Dinner
  • Your name listed as a Committee Member in Dinner program

 

DINNER SPONSORS

Vice Chair

The Honorable Henrietta and Richard Fore
General Dynamics

Benefactor

Shell Oil Company
Chevron
Duke Energy
Ogilvy Public Relations
EOG Resources, Inc.

Contributor

Lockheed Martin
VT Systems
McLarty Associates
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

For further information, please contact Jane Sui at jsui@asia[email protected] or call 202-414-2813.