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Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner


The Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. (Elsa Ruiz)

Some 400 guests made it to the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel on Wednesday night for the Asia Society Awards Dinner, which honored former U.S. Deputy Secreatary of State John C. Whitehead, Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang and Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly were among the attendees of the black-tie event.

Video: John C. Whitehead Says Still 'Lots of Work' for Asia Society To Do

Multimedia It's more critical than ever for Americans to learn about Asia, says Awards Dinner honoree John C. Whitehead.
January 12th by Jeff Tompkins |

Photos: Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner

Multimedia Guests at the black-tie event included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
January 12th by Dan Washburn |

Video: David Henry Hwang Receives Asia Society Cultural Achievement Award

Multimedia The "Chinglish" and "M. Butterfly" playwright acknowledges Asia Society's support for his work in a witty, self-deprecating speech.
January 12th by Jeff Tompkins |

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma 'on the Verge of a Breakthrough to Democracy'

Policy The Burmese democracy icon was awarded the Global Vision Award at Asia Society's Awards Dinner Wednesday night in New York City. Click the headline to watch her video acceptance speech.
January 11th by Dan Washburn |