About Asia Society
Navigating Shared Futures
The Asia Society’s purpose is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology.
The Asia Society's mission is to foster insight, encourage engagement, elevate regional voices, inform and educate new audiences, address complex – and where necessary – contentious challenges, engage in creative problem-solving, and help deliver real solutions for the benefit of all. As a global network of centers who share a common vision, we actively collaborate with our centers and partners across Asia and the world. The Asia Society also provides its members an opportunity to become part of our global network to help shape a prosperous, sustainable, and secure future for us all.
What We Stand For
The Asia Society is dedicated to identifying future pathways for Asia and the world which enhance peace, prosperity, freedom, equality, and sustainability. We provide a platform for dialogue and encourage a diversity of views as we try to find the most effective ways forward.
Mindful of cultural differences, we hold that each perspective should be heard with temperance and respect in order to enhance cross-cultural understanding. We will never shy away from the hard questions facing our world. We value collaboration with government and non-government institutions in forging common approaches to otherwise intractable problems.
How We Go About Our Work
We celebrate creativity, competence, courage, and excellence in developing innovative responses to real-world challenges that deliver measurable impact.
We encourage a positive, supportive, and respectful working environment which rewards civility, inclusivity, collegiality, and teamwork across all our disciplines. We expect adherence to the highest ethical standards from all our staff, including honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, and prudence in the effective use of the precious resources we are given to do our work.
We are committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all our work and across the workplace. We have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.
We are an independent organization which has no affiliation with any government. The society takes no institutional position on individual policy challenges. The views expressed by our staff, fellows, experts, report authors, program speakers, artists, board members, and other affiliates are solely their own.