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Margaret Conley
Margaret Conley
Executive Director

Margaret Conley is the Executive Director of Asia Society Northern California. She was previously Assistant Executive Director. Her non-profit experience includes the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, where she was primarily responsible for developing an inaugural Future of Asia conference, and the Berggruen Institute, where she helped build a new Philosophy + Culture Institute with a focus on the US and China. Margaret was based in Asia for several years as a television news correspondent with ABC News in Jakarta and Tokyo and with Bloomberg TV in Shanghai. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s in journalism from the University of Hong Kong, which specializes in coverage of Asia. 

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