Our Programs and Projects at a Glance
As a digital-first organisation, we provide timely and accessible analysis through our high-quality programs, research, and digital content suite. Our unprecedented access to business, political and thought leaders from Asia, Australia, and the United States, allows us to respond in real-time to global events, whilst also being ahead of the curve when it comes to exploring trends across the region.
Explore our 2022 content themes, program streams and current projects below:
A curated series of member-only conversations with diplomats, business leaders and subject matter experts from Asia and Australia. Designed to offer a deep dive into the critical issues of the day, these interactive events are delivered to senior executives from the business, political, educational, and cultural institutions that make up the Asia Society network. Run over lunchtime on the last Thursday of the month and at other times throughout the year.
Leaders on Asia
High-profile events with visiting heads of state, ministers, senior officials, dignitaries and leading thinkers from the Indo-Pacific region and Australia who are shaping the present and future of our region. Signature programs within this stream include our annual executive forum, Asia Briefing LIVE, the Melbourne Asia Game Changer Awards, and our thought-leadership project, Disruptive Asia.
Our program stream dedicated to serving our younger community members and profiling next gen voices on and from Asia. Encompassing a mix of member and public events, throughout the year we deliver explainers, skill-building sessions, masterclasses, and public panel discussions, with our Young Leaders Forum set on UN International Youth Day marking our major flagship program for this stream. More information here.
Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)
ASPI expands on the Asia Society mission to build bridges of understanding across foreign policy in Asia. It has a unique solution-oriented mandate to tackle the major policy challenges confronting the Indo-Pacific in security, prosperity, and sustainability, and by helping to develop common norms and values for the region. This program stream showcases our best policy minds in Asia, the United States and Australia and brings to life our world-class research. View ASPI's Southeast Asia and COVID-19 microsite here.
Public and Partner
Get a taste of Asia Society’s current partnerships and collaborations through our Public and Partner suite of programs. Open to non-members but with exclusive opportunities for members, in 2022 explore our China Executive Briefing series, our work with DFAT’s Korea and Japan Foundations, our Global Victoria Trade Alliance research, and much more.
China Executive Briefing
The China Executive Briefing initiative is designed to provide factual, impartial, business and public-friendly information on the key areas of China's economic policy making pertinent to Australia and is activated through three key mediums: micro-reports, executive briefing events and communication and dissemination platform. View our microsite here.
Disruptive Asia is a thought-leadership project by Asia Society Australia launched in 2017 presenting – through long-form essays – new perspectives on and policy recommendations on how Asia’s rise is impacting Australia’s foreign policy, economy and society and how Australia should respond. View our microsite here.
Australia-Japan: Stepping up a Special Strategic Relationship in Asia
In partnership with Asia Society Japan, the Australia-Japan: Stepping up a special strategic relationship project seeks to highlight opportunities for increased Australia-Japan cooperation in Asia with two major focuses: (1) trade and economic regionalism and connectivity; and (2) our geopolitical and security agendas in a more contested and competitive Southeast Asia.
Australia and Korea: Middle Power Parallels
In partnership with Asia Society Korea, the Australia and Korea: Middle Power Parallels project seeks to provide new understanding to the unique positions of Australia and Korea in regional geopolitics and how it intersects with their respective trade and economic status.
Supply Chains in South East Asia
The Supply Chains in South East Asia project, as part of Global Victoria’s Trade Alliance Program, seeks to deliver a highly informative series of four online webinars and blended events for Victorian exporters on the issues facing supply chains and freight as well as the broader economic and geopolitical issues resulting from the disruption of Covid-19 and US-China competition.
Asia Society Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.