Global Leadership Initiatives

For more than 50 years, Asia Society has been at the forefront of connecting Asians and Americans to foster strong partnerships in culture, business, and global affairs. In 2011, the Asia Society launched the Global Leadership Initiatives program to identify, inspire and develop leaders across the Asia-Pacific region and to address our shared challenges, by convening face-to-face meetings, creating networks, promoting new ideas, and sharing best practices across disciplines.

Asia Society’s Global Leadership initiatives include the long-standing Williamsburg Conference, Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative, Diversity Leadership Forum, and the Women Leaders of New Asia Initiative, along with the annual Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey, all of which leverage Asia Society’s unique role and ability to foster strong Pan-Asian partnerships and leadership across the Asia-Pacific region and across different sectors.

Learn more about Global Leadership Initiatives.


To nominate a young leader or to apply for any of our initiatives, click on the appropriate link below and follow the directions.

Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative

India-Pakistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative

Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative

For questions regarding these initiatives, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.