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  1. 1. 2012 ANNUAL REPORT Preparing Asians and Americans for a Shared Future 500 Washington Street Suite 350 San Francisco, CA 94111 ASIA SOCIETY WORLDWIDE H O N G KO N G HOUSTON LO S A N G E L E S MANILA MUMBAI NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO SEOUL SHANGHAI SYDNEY WASHINGTON, D.C. Visit us on the web at: www.asiasociety.org
  2. 2. Asia Society believes that without an understanding ofAsia, the United States cannot compete in a globalizedeconomy. With your help, we provide a forum for thepublic, because without closer ties and deepenedunderstanding, we cannot solve the problems oftomorrow, today. 1
  3. 3. Dear Supporters and Friends:Asia Society Northern California owes its success to four key components, all of which relate to each other: adedicated and professional staff, a remarkable board, strong support from corporate and individualsupporters, and the active participation of the community.Our board, co-chaired by Chong-Moon Lee and Jack Wadsworth, provides advice and guidance, outreach intothe many communities that make up the San Francisco Bay Area, and much of the financial support thatenables us to undertake so many public and private programs. Board support has been indispensable to ourcontinued growth within the Bay Area and, increasingly, into the rest of Northern California and Asia.Our staff of dedicated professionals produces a remarkable slate of programs and special events, fromlarge-scale productions such as our Annual Dinner (this year featuring Governor Jerry Brown and Union BankPresident and CEO Masashi Oka) and Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conferences in Los Angeles andSan Francisco, to small events such as our annual Wine + Art open house event in December. We are increas-ingly focusing on generating original content through our public programs. In collaboration with our sisterCenter in Los Angeles, ASNC is producing a highly anticipated study on Chinese direct investment in California.This report, when completed, will be the first major study to directly address one of the most important linch-pins of the State’s future economic success. Our Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative--a forum for best prac-tices in urban sustainability in the United States and Asia -- is in its third year and provides a unique forumcombining business, policy, and academic perspectives.Our corporate and individual supporters are ANSCs key partners. A complete list of our donors can be foundon page 9. They provide not only financial support, but also programmatic guidance and trans-national per-spectives in many important areas. Many also provide us with in-kind assistance through the use of their ven-ues and even staff support for programs and special events.Finally, the support of the public is crucial to our growth. The Bay Area has a wealth of opportunities andresources and we are delighted to be an integral part of this vibrant and growing region. As California’s tieswith Asia grow, ASNC will continue to be one of the primary links working to create relationships across thePacific. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming programs!Dr. N. Bruce Pickering John S. Wadsworth Chong-Moon LeeExecutive Director & VP Co-Chairman Co-ChairmanGlobal Programs 2
  4. 4. SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS Creating livable sustainable citiesAsias rapid urban growth (Photo: Flikr User tyler_haglund) Promoting clean energy technologyRapid urbanization poses tremendous challenges for decision makers in Asia. As cities become the center ofeconomic, social, and cultural life in Asia, they also consume the lion’s share of scarce natural resources, such aswater, food, and energy. Ensuring a reasonable quality of life and finding ways to maintain this quality in the years,decades, and generations to come are central to urban sustainability.The Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) connects global experts from academia, government, the privatesector, and civil society in order to foster dialogue and share of best practices in addressing urban sustainabilitychallenges around the Pacific Rim. PCSI has been promoting long-term collaboration between the U.S. and Asiaon sustainable urban growth through conferences and meetings in California, and plans are underway to expandthis program by taking it to Asia. 3
  5. 5. BUSINESS & POLICY PROGRAMS Asia Society’s Business in Asia programs keep our members up-to-date on the latest trends in the U.S.-Asian business relationship. On May 23, a panel of experts convened by Asia Society addressed "Jugaad Innovation: Reigniting Americas Ingenuity," an event exploring a flexible, low-cost approach to business innovation that is being pioneered in emerging economies such as India.Mansukh Bhai shows off his invention: a terra cotta fridge that runs without electricity. (Photo:www.mitticool.in) Like the United States, China is engaged in a massive reform of its healthcare system. Besides providing affordable healthcare to Chinese citizens, this reform represents a huge opportunity for foreign investors. Asia Society explored the opportunities and challenges for investors at a May 16 event with leading healthcare experts from the U.S. and Asia "Investing in Chinas Healthcare Boom."A pharmacist prepares traditional Chinese medicine. (Photo: eteacherchinese.com) Asia Society and Rhodium Group are releasing a new report this fall that will examine the opportunities for California to maximize Chinese direct investment. The upcoming report builds on the success of an earlier study released by Asia Society in May 2011, entitled An American Open Door? Maximizing the Benefits of Chinese Direct Investment. The report, focused on strategic industries and policy recommendations, will be launched at a series of events in California and China. For more information please visit: www.AsiaSociety.org/ChinaCAInvestmentChinese Vice President Xi Jinping shakes hands with California Governor Jerry Brown on arecent visit to the state. (Photo: Getty Images North America) 4
  6. 6. ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMSTaiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Photo: Asia Society Northern California) Eat, Play, Live Panelists (from left to right): Charles Thor, Irene Tieh, Wen-Chih Yu, Adam Collardey, and moderator Sydnie Kohara (Photo: Carl Sturgess)Asia Society’s Off the Menu series features leading On February 16, Asia Society Northern CaliforniaAsian and Asian-inspired chefs and food writers from and its Young Professionals Group hosted "Eat,the Bay Area and beyond. One of the highlights of Play, Live: Stories from Expats in Asia," a panelthe 2011-12 series was "Taiwanese Beef Noodle discussion on Americans living and workingSoup," featuring Chef Hou Chun-sheng, winner of abroad in Asia. The discussion was moderatedthe 2011 International Beef Noodle Soup Festival in by veteran broadcast journalist and Asia SocietyTaipei. board member Sydnie Kohara.Our 2011-12 Meet the Author series featured discussions with leading fiction and non-fiction writersincluding Perry Link on activist Liu Xiaobo, Amitav Ghosh on River of Smoke, Ian W. Toll on the war in thePacific and Gregg Jones on U.S. imperial ambitions in the Philippines. 5
  7. 7. ASIA SOCIETY PROGRAMS Asia Society Northern California hosted over 60 programs in Fiscal Year 2012. Here are a few highlights from our diverse public program offerings.SUSTAINABILITY Corporate Briefing: Nick Lardy - Asia MEET THE AUTHOR Financial Forum with Jack WadsworthZhou Xiang, Green Anhui March 28, 2012 Amitav Ghosh: River of SmokeAugust 22, 2011 October 19, 2011 Understanding Muslim Minorities in Asia:PCSI Panel Discussion: Environmental Law The Political Presence of Indias Muslims Wade Davis: Into the Silence: The Great War,in China April 25, 2012 Mallory, and the Conquest of EverestSeptember 27, 2011 November 1, 2011 The Cross-Border Talent Economy: HowPCSI Conference: Mobility, Livability, and US Companies Can Compete in the Global Ezra Vogel: Deng Xiaoping and theEconomic Growth: Sustainability Lessons Market Transformation of Chinafrom the Pacific Rim April 26, 2012 November 8, 2011October 24, 2011 Roundtable: Investing in Chinas Healthcare Rebecca Fannin & Sean Randolph: StartupPCSI Conference: Connecting Los Angeles to Boom AsiaAsia - Opportunities for Sustainable Mobility May 16, 2012 January 12, 2012October 26, 2011 The Next Phase of Chinas Health System Ian Toll: Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in theBuilding Chinas Urban Future Reforms Pacific, 1941-1942March 21, 2012 May 29, 2012 January 17, 2012BUSINESS & POLICY ARTS & CULTURE Perry Link on Liu Xiaobos No Enemies, No HatredConference: Protecting IP in China - Panel Discussion: Ping Pong Diplomacy and January 26, 2012Innovation, Legal Change, and Business its LegacyStrategy in the Life Sciences Industry July 5, 2011 Robert Guest: Borderless EconomicsNovember 7, 2011 February 23,2012 Film Screening/Discussion: "Bicycle Bride"Asian Americans in Politics: A Post-Election July 6, 2011 Gregg Jones: Honor in the Dust: TheodoreAnalysis Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and theNovember 15, 2011 Enchanting Ethnic Indonesian Dance Rise and Fall of Americas Imperial Dream September 12, 2011 Februray 28, 2012Human Rights in Cambodia SymposiumNovember 19, 2011 Filipino American International Book Handel Jones: Chinamerica Festival April 12, 2012Nicholas Platts China Boys & Shanghai October 1-2, 2011Conservatory Concert YOUNG PROFESSIONAL GROUP March 15, 2012 Taiwan Film Festival October 14-16, 2011 Taiwanese Beef Noodle SoupNicholas Platt: China Then and Now February 8, 2012March 16, 2012 Asian Contemporary Art with Holland Cotter, Vishakha Desai, and Jay Xu at the Asian Eat, Play, Live: Stories from Expats in AsiaChristopher Twomey: Is Armed Conflict with Contemporary Art Week February 16, 2012China Avoidable? May 15, 2012March 22, 2012 Happy Hour: Jeremy Lins Knicks Take on the SPECIAL EVENT Chicago BullsSimone Ahuja & Navi Radjou: Jugaad March 12, 2012Innovation: Reigniting American Ingenuity Wine & Art Open HouseMay 23, 2012 December 1, 2011 6
  8. 8. ASNC 9th ANNUAL DINNER Asia Society Northern California’s 9th Annual Dinner took place on May 11th, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel San Francisco. The dinner, which raised over $330,000 in Lead Sponsors revenue, featured a discussion about U.S.-Asia relations, a silent auction, and a raffle. Reiko & Chong-Moon Lee Union Bank John S. & Susy Wadsworth Each year, the Annual Dinner honors leaders for their work in bridging the gap between Asia and America. In 2012, Asia Patron Sponsors Society Northern California honored Masashi Oka, President Chevron and CEO of Union Bank for his leadership in business and Silicon Valley Bank innovative international investment strategies. The Policy Wells Fargo honoree was Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., the only Benefactors California governor to serve two nonconsecutive terms. Honorable Senator Dianne Feinstein & Richard C. Blum Covington & Burling LLP We are grateful to the following individuals and organizations Leslie & John McQuown for their support of the 9th Annual Dinner (see list on right): New Enterprise Associates Nexus Venture Partners Pacific Gas & Electric Southwest Airlines Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Sponsors Arnold & Porter LLP Asian Art Museum Cathay Pacific Ceyuan Ventures Citibank David Coulter & Susan Weeks Deloitte Phyllis C. & William Draper EastWest Bank Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht HuaweiLeft to right: Masashi Oka, honoree; Governor Edmund Left to right: Hiroshi Inomata, KPMG LLPG. Brown Jr., honoree; Chong-Moon Lee, ASNC Co- Consul General of Japan; with McKinsey & CompanyChairman; Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco; his wife Midori Inomata Morgan StanleyJack Wadsworth, ASNC Co-Chairman; Bruce Pickering, Private Wealth ManagementASNC Executive Director & VP Global Programs Morrison & Foerster LLP Betty & Hiro Ogawa Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Salesforce.com Talent Age Associates Verizon Wireless Contributors Jeffrey Heller, FAIA Chris Legallet Carolyn & Richard PalmerLeft to right: Sydnie Kohara, Master of Classical Chinese music byCeremonies and Former CBS-5 News Anchor; Romi Yount, Chinese AmericanEdwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco; International School in San VIP Ticket SponsorsWendy Soone-Broder, ASNC Director of Global FranciscoCorporate Development Jennifer Beckett, Bill Fuller, Dessa Goddard, Leif Haase, Suno Kay Osterweis, Jennifer Povlitz Media Sponsor SF Business Times Wine Sponsors Moreno BHLV Sparkling Wine ParducciLeft to right: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director ofhonoree; Masashi Oka, honoree; with his wife the Center on US-China Relations atYoshiko Oka Asia Society in New York 7
  9. 9. CORPORATE SPONSORSThank you to all our corporate donors, who through corporate membership, program underwriting andAnnual Dinner sponsorship supported Asia Society Nothern Californias work in 2011–2012. Global Corporate Leader ($50,000+) Corporate Partners ($20,000+) Corporate Contributors ($10,000+) Corporate Supporters ($5,000+) Arnold & Porter LLP Franklin Templeton Investment, Inc. Asian Art Museum KPMG LLP Bay Area Council Newport Asia LLC Cathay Pacific Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Ceyuan Ventures Salesforce.com Citibank Talent Age Associates EastWest Bank Verizon Wireless 8
  10. 10. DONORSGlobal Corporate Leader Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Vinita Gupta Riffat Qadir Johnathan H. Lemberg Jennifer ChouBank of New York Mellon Pittman LLP Naren Gupta Tempe Reichard Steven Lewis-Workman Anji ClubbChevron Salesforce.com Mary Hackenbracht Jonathan Rivin Chuansheng Lin Adam CollardeyFranklin Templeton Silicon Valley Bank Jeffrey Heller Nicholas Sarkisian Dinah Lin Adam FriedmanInvestment, Inc. Southwest Airlines Mary Huss Orville H. Schell Jiang Lin Tiffany FungKPMG LLP Talent Age Associates Sydnie A. Kohara Claire D. Tomkins Peter Liu Marc D. GalindoMarriott International Union Bank C. Richard Kramlich Tessa Wilcox Barbara Lloyd Gabrielle HolburtMorgan Stanley Verizon Wireless Pamela Kramlich Michael Zielenziger James C. Lu Karen JacksonSony Wells Fargo George Laplante Oliver Lutze Aaron Kao Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Chong-Moon Lee Dual Senior Kevin MacDonald Timucin KipCorporate Contributor & Rosati Reiko T. Lee Alexander D. Calhoun Ayesha Mathews Stephanie KoPG&E John McQuown Tom McChristy Pearl Mazzini Rochelle KoppWells Fargo Select In-Kind Leslie McQuown Gurbachan Virk Maureen L. McAvey Christina L. LamontagneWilson Sonsini Goodrich Contributors Mary Morrow Rosemary Virk Donald Meyer Wilson Lau& Rosati Art+Farm Wine Robert P. Morrow Richard Meyer William K. Lee Asian Art Musuem Claire Mueller Individual Alex Mitchell Ruizhi LiCorporate Supporter Book Passage Richard Mueller Simone Ahuja Joe Morgan Mark LiangHSBC Bank USA Mark Bright Suno Kay Osterweis Feng An Cindy Nakashima Sam MaslinHuawei Cathay Pacific Carolyn Palmer David Arnold Charlene Nee John McHaleNewport Asia LLC Dalla Valle Vineyards Richard K. Palmer Jim Audet Jeremy Nelson Jonathan MiSilicon Valley Bank John De Luca Jennifer R. Povlitz James Auelet Daniel Newman Paul Mills Duckhorn Vineyards Robert Povlitz Stephen Beal Jonathan Norris Rene MorenoCorporate Donor Dianne Feinstein Gary E. Rieschel Earl Bossard Pam OConnor Laura M. OhlsonBay Area Council Four Seasons Hotel San Yucca Rieschel Bruce Boyd Margie ODriscoll Leslie E. OoiCeyuan Ventures Francisco Madalene Rose Perry Brissette Ida Y. Pai Edward H. PearceDeloitte Gumps Wade Rose Lance Brooks Manfred T. Peng Jessica PfeiferLevi Strauss Inglenook Vineyard Caren Sanghvi Angel Brunner Puon Penn Pamela Phan Julina Togonon Fine Arts Sanjiv Sanghvi Paul M. Bunje Nancy Pickford Kate RygeProgram Underwriters JW Marriott Union Square Charlotte M. Shultz Roger C. Bush Stephen Pilch Lilia SanchezARUP C. Richard Kramlich George P. Shultz Peter Calthorpe Donald W. Polishuk Joann SunCardinal Health China La Mar Cebicheria John Supan Kevin Carter Navi Radjou Charles C. ThorDeloitte Hanson Li John S. Wadsworth Michael H. Chae Kurt Ramey Irene TiehGale International Liuli Gongfang Susy Wadsworth Douglas S. Chan R. Sean Randolph Stanley TruongHeller Manus Architects Mckinsey & Company Susan A. Weeks Jeffrey Chan Raj-Ann Rekhi Angel WangMorrison & Foerster LLP Moreno BHLV Sparkling Kenneth P. Wilcox Hsiu Chen Chang Richard M. Rosan Philip WuSilicon Valley Bank Wine Ruth Wilcox Hong Chen Cindy Rose Spencer YeeSouthern California Parducci Jay Xu Lin Chen Barbara R. Rudolph Andy YenEdison Peets Coffee & Tea Richard Yorke Hock Seng Chin Robert R. Rugani Wen-Chih YuUCLA Anderson School of Quince Restaurant Wendy Chan York Edward Church Terry Schwakopf Yiyi ZengManagement San Francisco Business Paul Clarke Isis SchwartzUSC Marshall School of Times Sustaining Andrea R. Cohen Greg Scott AssociateBusiness San Francisco Symphony Louis D. Belden Dennis J. Conaghan Bing Shen James T. CaldwellWells Fargo Beth A. Schnitzer William P. Fuller Chris Cooper Geeti Silwal N. Lynne FixWilson Sonsini Goodrich Southwest Airlines Joan Kask Douglas Crawford Jon Snydal Nancy Hawes& Rosati The Ritz-Carlton, San Tim Kask Teresa M. Curran Ajay Sood Wilfred W. Hsu Francisco Hotel David W. Lyon Richard B. Dasher Chek Tang Jack IgnatowiczAnnual Dinner Sponsors Tributary Whitewater Duncan L. Matteson Anders A. De Jounge Esther Tang Christopher M. RattoArnold & Porter LLP Tours Toby Rosenblatt Keith Dierx Dean TaylorAsian Art Museum Jack & Susy Wadsworth Marsha Vande Berg Rod Didiron Egon Terplan SeniorHon. Dianne Feinstein & Yang Ming Partners/Mark Steve Done Clifford J. Thomas Christopher BowenRichard C. Blum & Andrea Ohlson Contributing Ken L. Edens Jonathan Thorpe Barbara BundyCathay Pacific Yank Sing Restaurant Mark Beckford Alan Ellis Norma Tomkinson Terry CerratoCeyuan Ventures Mark Chandler Theresa Ensminger Barbara L. Treat Colin ChinChevron Annual Fund John Cu Kenneth A. Epstein Julie Tsuchiya Mary F. ConnorsCitibank Contributors Frank Dunlevy Tian A. Feng Jeffrey Tumlin Michael Di PretoroDavid Coulter & Susan Louis D. Belden Susan Dunlevy Robin Fenstermaker D. Jan Visaya Ayame FlintWeeks Anthony Bernhardt Niels Erich Robert Garland Huacheng Wei David GjerdrumCovington & Burling LLP Bernard W. Burke Thomas B. Gold Yingming Gu Peter F. Weng Carole HughesDeloitte Carla M. Faraguna Quentin K. Hills Leif W. Haase Steve Westly Andrew MossPhyllis C. & William Kevin James Kenneth Kay Marguerite G. Hancock Esther Wong Anthony PanDraper Kenneth Kay Katherine Koelsch Kriken Christopher Hest Janelle Wong Brenda M. ShankEastWest Bank Darryl H. Ng John L. Kriken Nicholas C. Hope Samson Wong Gary StevensBuck Gee & Mary Howard Palmer DeLisa Leighton Brett Howard Sproul Alex Wu Mae C. WooHackenbracht Toni Rembe Mark D. Levine William Jakel Jim WundermanJeffrey Heller FAIA Wendy Soone-Broder Alex Ong Kevin James Janet Xiao StudentHuawei Joy Ou Reena Jana Davis Yang George LeeKPMG LLP Presidents Circle Lisa Spivey Gregory Jones Susanna S. Yao Prion Pai-Li LinReiko & Chong-Moon Lee Carola M. Barton Mee Mee Wong Regis B. Kelly Steven YargerChris Legallet Richard C. Blum Steven L. Kline James K. Yu TeacherMcKinsey & Company Jennifer Chen Dual/Family Barbara Koh Jimmy Zhang Joseph W. LeeLeslie & John McQuown David A. Coulter Jerry Carroll Mangesh Kolhatkar Minzue Zheng Pauline TangMorgan Stanley PWM Phyllis Draper Giles Conway-Gordon Edward C. Kwok James J. Zhu Frank YeeMorrison & Foerster LLP William H. Draper Maggie Cox Suet-Lim D. Lau Eric V. ZwislerNew Enterprise Mark Edmunds Narsai M. David David LeeAssociates Michelle Edmunds David Dwelle Junning Lee Young ProfessionalNexus Venture Partners Hon. Dianne Feinstein Kate Fickle MK Lee Dan BeamanBetty & Hiro Ogawa J. Robert Garrett Rizal H. Kartadinata Taeku Lee Chloe ByruckPacific Gas & Electric Suzanne Garrett Almon E. Larsh William L. Lee Anna Castagnozzi BushCarolyn & Richard Palmer Buck Gee Asahi Choi 9
  11. 11. FINANCIAL STATEMENTSAsia Society Northern California prides itself on fiscal responsibility — we have met our budget every yearsince our founding over ten years ago. We make sure that donors contributions are carefully spent andhave made each dollar go farther to continue offering our programs in the current economic recession. AsiaSociety Northern California is independently funded, and is supported by gifts from individuals, corporationsand foundations who supoprt our mission to bridge the gap between Asia and America.Our financial statements are prepared by Asia Society Northern California management and Richard WongCPAs, and follow standard accounting practices.We are grateful to our members and corporate donors, who fund our efforts to enrich Asian and Americanunderstanding in the Bay Area. 2012-2013 Advisory Board Income (July 2011 – June 2012) Honorable George P. Shultz Kenneth P. Wilcox Honorary Chairman Jay Xu Contributions & Grants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,566 John S. Wadsworth, Jr. Kyung H. Yoon Individual Donations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,150 Co-Chairman & Trustee Richard Yorke Program Underwriting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101,809 Chong-Moon Lee Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,115 Co-Chairman & Trustee Staff Corporate Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000 Stephen Beal Richard C. Blum N. Bruce Pickering Global Corporate Membership. . . . . . . . 45,550 Executive Director & VP Global Daniel A. Carroll Programs, The Asia Society Annual Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330,139 Carmen I. Chang Program Admission Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,173 David A. Coulter Wendy Soone-Broder Mark Edmunds Director of Development & Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,007 Global Corporate William P. Fuller J. Robert Garrett Development, The Asia Society Buck Gee Expenses (July 2011 – June 2012) Robert W. Hsu Thomas B. Gold Associate Director Naren Gupta General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208,808 Jeff Heller Robert Bullock Fundraising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242,478 Mary Huss Assistant Director for Bakul Joshi Programs Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246,000 Sydnie Kohara Maria Scarzella Thorpe Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,834 C. Richard Kramlich Program Associate Mark D. Levine David W. Lyon Laura Ohlson Total Income. . . . . . . 781,509 Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann Development Associate Total Expense. . . . . . 735,120 John McQuown Lenny Mendonca Daniel Tien Simon Net Income. . . . . . . . . .46,389 Alexander Ong Sustainability Program Manager Honorable William J. Perry Jennifer Povlitz Kate Ryge Gary E. Rieschel Corporate Development Wade Rose Manager Sanjiv Sanghvi Orville Schell 10
  12. 12. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III, the Asia Society is theleading global organization committed to fostering dialogue andbuilding a community for all those with a passionate interest inAsia. As one of eleven Asia Society centers worldwide, Asia SocietyNorthern California offers fresh perspectives on the forces and issuesshaping the U.S.-Asia relationship. From food, fashion, and film topolitics, business, and social issues, we present innovative, multi-disciplinary programs that bring together members and experts tocreate an active and informed community. ASIA SOCIETY WORLDWIDEH O N G KO N G . HOUSTON . LO S A N G E L E S . MANILA . MUMBAI . NEW YORK . SAN FRANCISCO . SEOUL . SHANGHAI . SYDNEY . WASHINGTON, D.C. Preparing Asians and Americans for a Shared Future