FORA.tv Speaker - Vishakha N. Desai

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Biography

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.

23 Programs

Gurcharan Das: 'India Grows at Night'

12.05.13 | 01:21:59 min | 0 comments

Pioneers: Two Decades of New Asian Art

09.24.12 | 01:02:08 min | 0 comments

Bridging Cultures: America and China's Mutual Fascination

06.27.12 | 01:08:37 min | 0 comments

Shattering Stereotypes: Top Global Asian Women Executives

06.11.12 | 01:28:09 min | 0 comments

2012 Asian Pacific Americans Corporation Survey Findings

06.11.12 | 00:21:24 min | 0 comments

Collecting Ancient Art in the 21st Century

03.18.12 | 02:05:52 min | 0 comments

Sarah Sze and Siddhartha Mukherjee

03.14.12 | 01:16:19 min | 0 comments

Kevin Rudd: The Asia-Pacific Century

01.13.12 | 01:17:06 min | 0 comments

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III

09.20.11 | 00:38:40 min | 0 comments

Gloria Steinem

03.24.11 | 01:16:28 min | 0 comments

Stephen Green: Money, Morality and the Marketplace

02.17.10 | 01:12:21 min | 1 comment

Mira Nair on the Art of Directing

12.10.09 | 01:21:22 min | 1 comment

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Asia Society Address

02.13.09 | 00:53:53 min | 1 comment

Earthquakes and Games: The Economist Covers China

07.09.08 | 01:24:31 min | 0 comments

One Piece of Advice to the Next U.S. President

05.30.08 | 00:13:18 min | 0 comments

Asia: Advice for the Next American President

02.27.08 | 01:24:28 min | 2 comments

Joseph Stiglitz: The Economics of Information

02.05.08 | 01:36:54 min | 8 comments

President's Forum with Thich Nhat Hanh

10.10.07 | 01:17:49 min | 6 comments

Global Education in U.S. Schools

05.31.07 | 00:49:15 min | 0 comments

Political Islam in Asia

03.20.07 | 00:58:53 min | 1 comment

Henry Kissinger

01.30.07 | 01:21:44 min | 1 comment

The Strange Rise of Modern India

01.18.07 | 01:00:47 min | 2 comments

Sesame Street in India

01.10.07 | 00:34:06 min | 0 comments