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Evening discussion with Dr Vishakha Desai

Join Dr Vishakha N. Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Columbia University and President Emerita of the Asia Society, New York, for an exclusive evening discussion on the trajectory of traditional and contemporary Asian art. Dr Desai will also talk about the work of the Asia Society. This talk is open only to Asia House Arts Members.

A former advisor to President Barack Obama, Dr Desai is an Asia scholar with a focus on education, art, culture, policy, and women’s development.

Dr Desai served as President and CEO of Asia Society from 2004 until 2012. As President, she set the direction for the Society’s transnational initiatives through thinking in terms of connectivity among Asian countries and through an innovative exhibitions and cultural programme.

Currently, Dr Desai is Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies, at the School of International and Public Affairs, Colombia University. She also serves as Senior Advisor for Global Policy and Programmes to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Dr Desai is a frequent speaker at international forums on subjects focusing on cultural roots of Asia’s economic and political transformation and challenges. She is internationally recognised for her leadership in presenting contemporary Asian arts and ideas through fostering cross-cultural understanding.

Before joining Asia Society, Dr Desai was a curator and the Head of Public Programs and Academic Affairs at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive event with one of the world’s leading scholars on art and the cultures of Asia.

Asia House Arts Members only. Free.

Please register early as places are limited. To book your place, contact reception@asiahouse.co.uk.

Enquiries: pamela.kember@asiahouse.co.uk.


March 2, 2017
18:30 - 20:00
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Asia House
63 New Cavendish St W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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