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Rep. Adam Smith (L) and Asia Society President Vishakha Desai (R) present the Policy Leadership Award to former Undersecretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy (C) on June 19, 2012. (Asia Society Washington Center)
Washington Awards Dinner Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Asia Pivot
Asia Society celebrates the revitalization of its DC presence with its 2012 Washington Awards Dinner. more

Flournoy: Cooperative Relationship with China and India

In Washington, Michele A. Flournoy discusses the importance of the Asia Pacific region and rebuts current narratives of America's decline. more

Washington Awards Panel: A 'Balancing Role' in the World

John D. Negroponte, Thomas R. Pickering and Frank G. Wisner discuss Iran's nuclear policies and U.S.-China relations. more
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy delivers a speech at Asia Society's Washington Awards Dinner on June 19, 2012. (Margot Schulman)
Transcript: Michèle Flournoy on U.S. Engagement in Asia
Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. more

Highlights: Asia Society Washington's 2012 Awards Dinner

Excerpts from an acceptance speech and a panel discussion featuring this year's honorees at Asia Society Washington's Awards Dinner. more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with Thai Foreign Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012. (YouTube)

US, Thailand Need 'Shared Vision' to Revitalize Ties

Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all. more
2012 Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner
June 19: Distinguished guests will honor outstanding leaders whose demonstrated vision, creativity and leadership have earned them global recognition. more
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (L) with Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations (R), in Washington on June 15, 2011. (Les Talusan/Asia Society Washington Center)
Transcript: Henry Kissinger in Conversation With Orville Schell
Receiving an award from Asia Society Washington Center, the veteran statesman looks back on the "breakthrough moment" in US-China relations. more
These two young Thai migrant construction workers, both women, are typical of the populations who are vulnerable to human trafficking. (Ronn Aldaman/Flickr)
'Ghosts of My Home Country' and Human Trafficking
A two-part panel in DC brings the problem of human trafficking back to the United States. more
In Washington on June 15, Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger assesses 40 years of US-China relations with Orville Schell. (18 min., 13 sec.)
Henry Kissinger: 'Community' Needed to Avoid US-China Conflict
Asia Society Washington's annual awards gala featured a conversation between former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. more