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

Photos: Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner

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. more
Playwright David Henry Hwang accepts his Cultural Achievement Award from Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner Vice Chair Lulu Wang at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Jan. 11, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Video: David Henry Hwang Receives Asia Society Cultural Achievement Award

The "Chinglish" and "M. Butterfly" playwright acknowledges Asia Society's support for his work in a witty, self-deprecating speech. more

2011 Awards Dinner: Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg warms up the crowd at the 2011 Awards Dinner. more

2011 Awards Dinner: John C. Whitehead

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead. more

2011 Awards Dinner: David Henry Hwang

The playwright behind 'Chinglish' accepts his Asia Society Cultural Achievement Award. more
A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with the front page displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden at a stall in Lahore on May 3, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Excerpt: Ahmed Rashid's 'Pakistan on the Brink'
Leading Pakstani journalist Ahmed Rashid lays out America’s options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years. more
Aung San Suu Kyi. (Drn/Getty Images)

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

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. more
A Thai investor reads a magazine beside an electronic board showing stock movements at a private trading firm in Bangkok on Dec. 1, 2011. (Joan Manuel Baliellas/AFP/Getty Images)
Changing the Game: HSBC Series on Asian Emerging Markets
Four-program series in New York sponsored by HSBC. more
Highlights: Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson discuss the film The Lady (2011). (9 min., 56 sec.) (Photo: C. Bay Milin)
Love is Aung San Suu Kyi's Weapon of Mass Construction
Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh on the making of 'The Lady' (2011) and the inspiration of Aung San Suu Kyi. more

The Great Debates: Islamic Debate (Highlights)

Key moments from the panel discussion on Shari'a and Islamic law led by Duke University Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies Ebrahim Moosa. more