Asia Society presents the premiere of Galli Galli Sim Sim. Included in the presentation are Sesame Workshop's President and CEO, Gary Knell, chronicling the background of the Sesame Workshop and their goals in India. Turner Broadcasting's, Louise Sams explains Turner's involvement in the project. Miditech producer, Niret Alva, explores the origins of Galli Galli Sim Sim from conception to production. The event concludes with the Making of Galli Galli Sim Sim. This event is moderated by Vishakha N. Desai, President of Asia Society.
Executive Proucer, Galli Galli Sim Sim
Vishakha N. Desai
Vishakha Desai is president and CEO of Asia Society, a leading global organization committed to strengthening partnerships among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the US. Desai sets the direction for the society’s diverse sets of programs, ranging from major US–Asia policy initiatives and national educational partnerships for global learning to groundbreaking art exhibitions and innovative Asian American performances. She has an international reputation for introducing contemporary Asian art in the US through critically acclaimed exhibitions and scholarly catalogues. Under her leadership, Asia Society has expanded the scope and scale of its activities, including opening new offices in India and Korea, the inauguration of a new center on US-China relations, and the development of new initiatives focusing on the environment, on Asian women leaders, and on partnerships among the next generation of exceptional leaders in Asia and the US.
President & CEO, Sesame Workshop
Gary E. Knell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. Knell leads the non-profit educational organization in its mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of all media to help children reach their highest potential. In his role, Knell has been instrumental in focusing the organization on Sesame Street's global mission, including groundbreaking co-productions in South Africa, Russia, China and Egypt. He leads over 300 dedicated producers, researchers and other talented professionals in a variety of media applications, including television, print, online and radio.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TBS, Inc., and President, TBS International