About Asia Society

About Asia Society

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Founded in 1956, the Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, DC.


About Asia Society Australia

Established in 1997 by Hugh Morgan AC (then CEO of WMC Limited) and Richard Woolcott AC (former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in recognition of the need to promote greater understanding about the countries, peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific region.

Asia Society Australia has a strong commitment and focus on broadening the interests and understanding between Australia and the Asian business political and cultural elite.

As a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with a strong membership base of leading Australian business and cultural leaders, Asia Society Australia provides the opportunity for members to access business and policy programmes including: CEO Asia Updates; exposure to visiting Asian political and business leaders through intimate meetings and briefings; and special events with access to a network of key Asian ministers, dignitaries and business elite.