Asia Society To Open New Seattle Office
SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK; April 19, 2023 — Asia Society will open a new location in Seattle, Washington, the 16th location in the organization’s global network, working across policy, arts, and education. Asia Society Seattle will serve the greater Pacific Northwest, tapping into the region’s deep connections with Asia and strong Asian American community, with a focus on technology and the economy, climate and sustainability, and arts and culture.
“We are happy to further expand Asia Society’s important work in the region with the support of Microsoft and Gates Ventures," said Gary Rieschel, Global Trustee and Chair of Asia Society Northern California, who will also serve as Chair of Asia Society Seattle. “We look forward to developing regionally informed programs that explore technology, the arts, and policy to enhance Asia Society’s global initiatives.”
“Microsoft is proud to support the new Seattle office,” said Tom Robertson, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft. “It will be a valuable resource for the Pacific Northwest region and the global Asia Society community across a wide range of critical issues in the years to come.”
Asia Society Seattle will work closely with Asia Society Northern California, and is being announced in conjunction with its 25th anniversary gala celebration, being held at San Francisco City Hall this evening. The event will honor 2023 Asia Game Changer West Awardees Chong-Moon Lee, Chair Emeritus of Asia Society Northern California and Asia Society Trustee, the activist group AAPI Youth Rising, and physicist Tammy Ma on behalf of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Team.
Margaret Conley, Executive Director of Asia Society Seattle as well as Asia Society Northern California said, “We are excited to open our office in Seattle in 2023, which is a big year for both Seattle and San Francisco as they prepare to host high level APEC meetings in August and November, respectively, to discuss important economic policies.”
“We are thrilled about this newest addition to our global network and look forward to formally opening in the coming months,” said Debra Eisenman, Chief Operating Officer of Asia Society.
Launch events are planned for later in spring and fall of this year.
Through large conferences, private Executive Roundtable briefings, panel discussions, cultural programs, and networking events and dinners, Asia Society Seattle will serve as a forum for educating and engaging the public about the critical issues facing the United States, Asia, and the world. Find out more at AsiaSociety.org/Seattle.