Asia 21 Team
SANJEEV M. SHERCHAN is Executive Director of Asia Society’s Global Initiatives Group in New York, which seeks to integrate the Society’s multidisciplinary work across its various departments, center initiatives, and projects, to present globally impactful programs. He began his career at the Asia Society in 2000 with a specific concentration on South Asia programming. Before returning to the U.S. for graduate studies in 1998, Sanjeev worked for PLAN International-Makwanpur in Nepal. He was a member of the National Democratic Institute’s short-term Election Observation Mission during Bangladesh’s historic Ninth Parliamentary Elections in December 2008 and was deployed in the Jessore district. He has been an occasional commentator on news and television programs on Nepal. He is a graduate of Baylor University in Texas, where he received an M.A. in international relations in 2000.
HEE-CHUNG KIM is Associate Director of the Global Initiatives Group at Asia Society in New York. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing day-to day operations of the department and planning and implementing Global Initiative projects. Hee-Chung is an Asia Society veteran who has organized various Asia Society conferences and programs, including the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, Williamsburg Conference, Diversity Leadership Forum, Women Leaders of New Asia, Bernard Schwartz Fellows program, Bernard Schwartz Book Award, Asia Society Associate Fellows, and other public programs, since she joined the Asia Society in 1999. She received her BA in History from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and a Master’s in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. Hee-Chung was born and raised in Korea, and now lives in the U.S. with her husband and daughter.
MORGAN LEUPRECHT is Program Officer for the Global Initiatives Group at Asia Society in New York. In this capacity, she is involved with the development and organization of business and policy public programs in New York, as well as international conferences and long-term initiatives. Prior to Asia Society, Morgan worked for both the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in Vienna, Austria and the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria. She received her BA from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut and her MA in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.