2009 Programs - An Overview

Restoring Trust, Building Confidence
A Luncheon Discussion with TIMOTHY FLYNN, Chairman, KPMG International (December 15, 2009)

Mongolia: Nomad Empire of Eternal Blue Sky  
An Evening Presentation by CARL ROBINSON, Author (December 8, 2009)

China in Those Days: A Postcard from the Middle Kingdom
An Evening Presentation by THOMAS BRANDT, Collector & Author (December 4, 2009)

The Spirit Travels: Tibetan Architecture in Lhasa, Amdo, Mongolia and Ladakh
An Evening Presentation by ANDRE ALEXANDER, PIMPIM DE AZEVEDO and YUTAKA HIRAKO, Tibet Heritage Fund (November 24, 2009)   

Chin Women of Myanmar  
An Evening Presentation by JENS UWE PARKITNY, Photographer and Managing Director, Expedia (November 19, 2009)

The United States and Asia in a Time of Change
Inaugural Global Forum organized by George Washington University and supported by the Asia Society (November 14, 2009)
The State of U.S.-China Relations on the Eve of President Obama's Visit to China

A Luncheon Presentation by Professor DAVID SHAMBAUGH, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of China Policy Program, George Washington University (November 13, 2009)

The Asian Families Series
Pioneering the Future: The Ayala Story

An Evening Presentation with JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Corporation (November 12, 2009)

In Conversation with David Rubenstein
A Luncheon Conversation with DAVID RUBENSTEIN, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (November 12, 2009)

China Financial Markets Conference
A one-day Conference in Beijing by the Wall Street Journal and supported by Asia Society (November 9, 2009)

Reflections on the Twin Crises in Asia
A Luncheon Presentation by ANDREW SHENG, Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission and Adjunct Professor, Tsinghua University (November 6, 2009)

Can Pakistan Be Saved?
A Luncheon Presentation by JANE PERLEZ, Chief Pakistan Correspondent, the New York Times and International Herald Tribune (November 5, 2009)

Collecting Hongshan Jade: A Window on China’s Neolithic Past
An Evening Presentation by DAVID ANDERSON, Collector (October 23, 2009)

The Asian Families Series
From Tradition to Modernity: The Eu Yan Sang Story

An Evening Presentation by RICHARD EU, Group Chief Executive Officer, Eu Yan Sang International Limited with Herbal Dinner created by JUSTIN QUEK, Award-winning Chef (October 16, 2009)

The Future of Iran
A Luncheon Presentation by JERROLD GREEN, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy (October 14, 2009)

Story of A Khmer Rouge Soldier
An Evening Presentation by AKI RA, Founder, Cambodia Landmine Museum and TONY HAUSER, Photographer (October 13, 2009)

U.S.-China Relations at 30: Trends and Prospects
An Off-the-Record Presentation by CLARK RANDT JR., Former U.S. Ambassador to China (October 13, 2009)

Celebrating 30 Years of Contemporary Chinese Art
An Evening Presentation by HUANG RUI, Artist (October 7, 2009)

Stephen Roach on the Next Asia
A Luncheon Presentation & Book Discussion with STEPHEN ROACH, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia (October 5, 2009)

Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair
A private preview and VIP cocktail reception for Asia Society members (October 2, 2009)

Thailand From My Perspective: The Sandwich Man
A Luncheon Presentation by SIRIVAT VORAVETVUTHIKUN, Entrepreneur (September 29, 2009)

The Asia Society Collectors Series: The Tianminlou Foundation Collection
Home Visit & Private Viewing with S. F. KO, Collector and ANTHONY LIN, Asian Art Expert (September 26, 2009)

The Asia Society Food Series: Cha Chaan Teng Cuisine
An Evening Presentation by AMY MA, Food Writer and VERONICA MAK, Food Anthropologist (September 24, 2009)

Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett
An Evening Presentation and Performance by PETER BUFFETT, Emmy Award-winning Musician and Philanthropist (September 18, 2009)

The FT Talks with Martin Wolf: Why the Crisis Isn’t Over
A Luncheon Discussion with MARTIN WOLF, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times (September 16, 2009)

In Conversation with Khalid Malik
A Luncheon Discussion with KHALID MALIK, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Program Resident Representative in China (August 31, 2009)

Is Asia’s Decoupling Wishful Thinking?
A Luncheon Discussion with DAVID WYSS, Global Chief Economist, Standard and Poor’s (August 18, 2009)

In Conversation with C.Y. LEUNG
A President’s Circle Dinner with Convenor, Non-official members of Executive Council, Hong Kong SAR (July 22, 2009)

A Premiere and Post-Screening Discussion with KING-WAI CHEUNG, Film Director (July 16, 2009)

Are the Green Shoots for Real? 
An Off-the-Record Breakfast Discussion with MARTIN FELDSTEIN, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research (July 15, 2009)

The Entrepreneurs Series -- Reach for the Stars: One Man’s Journey
In Conversation with TONY FERNANDES, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia (July 7, 2009)

Voices of Asia: Asia Society Summer Film Series:

Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Philippines, 2008 (June 25 and July 5, 2009)

An Asia Circle’s Dinner with FRANK WU
C.V. Starr Visiting Professor at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen and Vice Chair of the Committee of 100 (June 24, 2009)

The City of Heavenly Tranquility
An Evening Presentation by JASPER BECKER, Journalist and Author (June 22, 2009)

Voices of Asia: Asia Society Summer Film Series:
The Witch of the West is Dead

Shunichi Nagasaki, Japan, 2008 (June 21 and July 4, 2009)

Voices of Asia: Asia Society Summer Film Series:
Tandoori Love

Oliver Paulus, Switzerland, 2008 (June 20 and 28, 2009)

Voices of Asia: Asia Society Summer Film Series:
Captain Abu Raed

Amin Matalqa, Jordan, 2007 (June 19 and 27, 2009)

Voices of Asia: Asia Society Summer Film Series:
The Shaft

Zhang Chi, China, 2008 (June 18 and 26, 2009)

Redefining Leadership: Competing in 21st Century Asia
A Panel Discussion with K.K. CHUA, President, Asia Pacific, Mary Kay, CLEMENT KWOK, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd., STEPHEN MARCOPOTO, President, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific Inc. and TONY TYLER, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.
(June 17, 2009)

The Global Society: Lessons From The Economic Crisis and Why It Isn’t Just About Economics
A Luncheon Discussion with MICHAEL ELLIOTT, Editor, TIME International (June 16, 2009)

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia
A Luncheon Presentation by HARRY HARDING, University Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University (May 26, 2009)

Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation 
A Guided Tour with HERVE MIKAELOFF, Independent Art Consultant and Curator, LVMH Group and PHILIP TINARI, Independent Curator (May 23, 2009)

A Tapestry of Memories : The Art of Dinh Q. Lê  
An Evening Presentation by DINH LE, Artist (May 20, 2009)

China’s Economic Stimulus Package
A Luncheon Presentation by XU LIN, Director General, Department of Fiscal and Financial Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (May 19, 2009)

The Global Economic Crisis: From Relationships to Institutions
A Luncheon Discussion with ROGER ALTMAN, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Evercore Partners and DONALD TANG, Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Securities International Partners (May 18, 2009)

Hong Kong International Art Fair 2009
An Exclusive Opening Preview and Exhibition (May 14 – 17, 2009)

Saving Our Global Heritage
An Evening Presentation by JEFF MORGAN, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund (May 14, 2009)

Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong’s United Nations 
An Evening Presentation by GORDON MATHEWS, Professor of Anthropology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (May 7, 2009)

Getting China and India Right
An Evening Presentation by ANIL GUPTA, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland at College Park (May 5, 2009)

"Members’ Only" Cocktails with Vishakha Desai
An Evening Reception with VISHAKHA DESAI, President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society (April 21, 2009)

The Future of Sino-Japanese Relations
An Evening Presentation by CUI TIANKAI, China’s Ambassador to Japan (April 20, 2009)

Chinese Contemporary Art: Boom or Bust?
An Evening Discussion with JOHNSON CHANG, Curator and Director, Hanart TZ Gallery, MELISSA CHIU, Museum Director and Vice President, Global Art Programs, Asia Society New York and INGRID DUDEK, Senior Specialist, Asian Contemporary Art, Christie’s (April 14, 2009)

U.S.-India Relations
An Off-the-Record Luncheon Presentation with DAVID MULFORD, Former U.S. Ambassador to India and Vice Chairman International, Credit Suisse (March 26, 2009)

In Conversation with Francis Yeoh
A Luncheon Conversation with FRANCIS YEOH, Chairman and Managing Director, YTL Corporation Berhad (March 25, 2009)

30 Years After China’s Open Door Policy
A Luncheon Panel Discussion with HARRY HARDING, Professor, George Washington University and FRED HU, Chairman, Greater China, Goldman Sachs (March 23, 2009)

No Frontiers: The Art of Ding Yanyong
A Guided Tour with MAYCHING KAO, former Chair Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong  (March 21. 2009)

A President’s Circle Dinner with STEVE FORBES
President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine (March 18, 2009)

Family Dysfunction
An Afternoon Discussion with MIN JIN LEE and THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI, Authors (March 14, 2009)

Why Green Buildings Matter for Hong Kong & China
A Luncheon Panel Discussion with KEITH KERR, Chairman, Swire Properties; MARJORIE YANG, Chairman, Esquel Group; EDWARD YAU, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR
Opening Remarks by QIN XIAO, Chairman, China Merchants Group (February 26, 2009)

The Global Financial Crisis, Oil Prices, and Asia’s Energy Security
A Luncheon Presentation by MIKKAL HERBERG, Research Director, Energy Security Program, National Bureau of Asian Research (February 24, 2009)

The Asian Families Series: ‘Managing Change’ & ‘Reinvention’: The Li & Fung Story
An Evening Presentation by WILLIAM FUNG, Group Managing Director, Li & Fung Group (February 5, 2009)

Pitfalls in a Post-Bubble World
A Luncheon Presentation by STEPHEN ROACH, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia (January 15, 2009)

The Changing World and China’s Foreign Policy
An Evening Presentation by HE YAFEI, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China (January 14, 2009)

A President’s Circle Dinner with HAO JIANG TIAN
Operatic Bass Singer and Author (January 13, 2009)

Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met
An Evening Presentation and Performance by HAO JIANG TIAN, Operatic Bass Singer and Author (January 13, 2009)

In Conversation with Sir John Bond
An Evening Conversation with JOHN BOND, Chairman Vodafone Plc and Former Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc (January 12, 2009)

Dialogue in the Dark
An Evening Discussion with ANDREAS HEINECKE, Founder and CEO, Dialogue in the Dark; PATRICK CHEUNG, Co-founder, DiD (HK); and K.K. TSE, Co-convener, Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum (Moderator) (January 9, 2009)