Upcoming Events


Doing Business in Asia: 2014 & Beyond 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 6:30 pm
Networking reception from 8:00PM
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th St., NYC
TICKETS $10 Members
$12 Students/Seniors $15 Nonmembers
Call the Box Office 212-517-ASIA
Join us for a dynamic panel discussion among thought leaders and practitioners active in Asia who will share up-to-the-minute information and insights for multinationals investing and doing business in Asia. Introductory remarks will be given by Wally Martinez, Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams.
Edward Cunningham is an Assistant Professor in Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative. Prof. Cunningham is fluent in Italian and Mandarin.
Gwynn Guilford is a reporter and editor for Quartz, where she writes about Asia, focusing in particular on China. She holds a masters in international affairs from Columbia University.
Ed Koehler is the managing partner of the Hunton & Williams Bangkok office. He advises a wide range of US, European and Asian parties in all aspects of development, acquisition, financing and divestiture across sectors.
Bruce Thomas is President of MeadWestvaco Healthcare, a global leader in medication packaging. He has worked to pursue growth strategies both in and from developing regions, including India, China and Brazil.
Tom Nagorski (moderator) is the Executive Vice President of Asia Society. Previously, he was Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News.
Can’t make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30pm E.T. for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to moderator@asiasociety.org or tweet questions to #AskAsia.


China and the Environment: A Conversation

Monday, 31 March 2014, 3:00 –4:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY
Peter C. Perdue, Professor, Department of History, Yale University
Micah S Muscolino, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University
Isabel Hilton, Editor, Chinadialogue
Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese history, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute


The ‘History Problem’ (rekishi mondai), Nationalism, and Foreign Policy Preferences in Japan: Evidence from a Survey Experiment

Brown bag lecture
Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:00 – 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY
Yongwook Ryu
Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the School of Political and International Studies
The Australian National University
Co-sponsored with SIPA


  • My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power

    Brown bag lecture
    Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:00 – 1:30pm
    918 International Affairs Building
    420 West 118th Street, New York, NY
    Ms. Annette Lu, Former Vice President, Taiwan; Candidate, Mayor of Taipei
    Lu Hsiu-lien (Annette Lu) is a graduate of National Taiwan University, the University of Illinois, and Harvard Law School. She was Vice President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008 and currently is President of Green 21 Taiwan Alliance. 
    Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute


    Culture and Everyday Life in North Korean

    Friday, 25 April 2014, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    403 Kent Hall
    Speakers: Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University; Ruth Barraclough, Senior Lecturer, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University and Visiting Scholar, Columbia University; Cheehyung Kim, ACLS Faculty Fellow in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University; Suzy Kim, Assistant Professor of Korean History, Rutgers University; Andre Schmid, Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto; Dafna Zur, Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University
    No registration required. 
    Co-sponsored with the Center for Korean Research
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