Special Events

Support Asia Society Texas Center by attending events throughout the year that celebrate Asian culture and arts. Asia Society programs also build awareness of issues centered on business, policy, diversity, and education affecting the global and local Asian community. Proceeds provide critical funding that helps support Asia Society's operations and programs, and may provide tax-deductible benefits for donors and sponsors.


Past Special Events

2019 | Celebrating Asia Society's 40th Anniversary in Houston
2018 | Celebrating the Diversity of Asia
2017 | Magnificent India
2016 | Contemporary Korea
2015 | Enchanting China
2014 | Celebrating Japan
2013 | Center's First Anniversary
2012 | Illuminating Asia
2011 | A Pan-Asian Celebration
2010 | Honoring Australia
2009 | Splendors of China

2008 | Enchanting Indonesia
2007 | Incredible India2006 | Uniquely Singapore
2005 | 25th Anniversary
2004 | Made in Shanghai
2003 | A Journey to Australia
2002 | A Voyage to Asia
2000 | Japan 2000
1999 | A Journey on the Silk Road
1998 | Fiesta Filipina
1997 | A Many Splendored Evening
1996 | The Great Cuisines of Asia


2018 | Marie and Vijay Goradia
2017 | Congressman Kevin Brady
2016 | Gerald D. Hines
2015 | David W. Leebron
2014 | Rex W. Tillerson
2013 | Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr.

Past honorees were awarded at the annual Tiger Ball. Select recipients include Roy M. Huffington (Inaugural Year, 1989), President George H.W. Bush (1993), Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (2007), and James A. Baker III (2011).


2018 | Women in Culinary Arts: Christine Hà, Jenni Tranweaver, and Kiran Verma
2017 | Women in Fashion: Chloe Dao, Becky Hollands, Khanh Nguyen, and Naina Shah
2017 | Innovators in Medicine & Science with Keynote Dr. Huda Zoghbi
2017 | Women's Education and Empowerment with Keynote Cherie Blair
2017 | Changing the World Through Social Innovation with Keynote Mina Chang
2016 | Women in Energy
2016 | Leading from the C-Suite with Keynote Lulu C. Wang
2016 | The Advancement of Women in Public Service with Elaine Chao
2015 | In Conversation: Dr. Anne Chao, Donna Cole, and Y. Ping Sun


2015 | The Honorable Kevin Rudd
2014 | Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott
2013 | Dr. Henry A. Kissinger with James. A. Baker III


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2013
2012


Other Special Events

2015 | Madame Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the People's Republic of China
2008 | Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam (2006-2016)
2007 | Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore (2004-)
2002 | Jiang Zemin, President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003)
1995 | Jim Bolger, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1990-1997)