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· Keynote
Opening Remarks
Josette Sheeran
2020-12-06T22:00:00Z 2020-12-06T22:30:00Z America/New_York Opening+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Leadership in Times of Crisis: Lessons in Resilience
Tom Nagorski Omar Ishrak Amb. Bi-khim Hsiao
2020-12-06T22:30:00Z 2020-12-06T23:30:00Z America/New_York Leadership+in+Times+of+Crisis%3A+Lessons+in+Resilience+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Asia 21 on the COVID-19 Frontlines: Alumni Share Experiences from the Pandemic and Lessons for Future Outbreaks
Meet Asia 21 health sector heroes and hear their first-hand experiences working on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.
Bryan Albert Lim Lim Dr Lungten Z. Wangchuk Avi Bhar Tania Hyde
2020-12-06T23:30:00Z 2020-12-07T00:30:00Z America/New_York Asia+21+on+the+COVID-19+Frontlines%3A+Alumni+Share+Experiences+from+the+Pandemic+and+Lessons+for+Future+Outbreaks+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Future Proof: Reinventing Work at a Time of Crisis
How we can adapt as individuals to future proof our lives, companies and careers?
Roshan Paul Diana Wu David
2020-12-07T00:30:00Z 2020-12-07T01:30:00Z America/New_York Future+Proof%3A+Reinventing+Work+at+a+Time+of+Crisis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Building Back Better: Asia's Climate Response
As the European Commission leads a proposed “European Green Deal”, what would an “Asian Green New Deal” look like in light of COVID-19?
Vivian Claire Liew Aarti Shrivastava Dorjee Sun Renard Siew
2020-12-07T01:30:00Z 2020-12-07T02:30:00Z America/New_York Building+Back+Better%3A+Asia%27s+Climate+Response Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Asia 21 Give and Take - session for Asia 21 Young Leaders only
An exclusive session where Asia 21 alumni can offer help to fellow Asia 21ers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaron Maniam
2020-12-07T06:00:00Z 2020-12-07T07:00:00Z America/New_York Asia+21+Give+and+Take+-+session+for+Asia+21+Young+Leaders+only Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Cambodia's Future Outlook Post COVID-19
Will the “new normal” be a way to do business differently in Cambodia? Where are the tipping points and opportunities for small or large systemic change?
Franz  Heng Serey Chea Wisal Hin Natharoun Ngo
2020-12-07T08:05:00Z 2020-12-07T09:15:00Z America/New_York Cambodia%27s+Future+Outlook+Post+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Rebuilding a Global Community Through Our Shared Humanity: Building Stronger and Lasting People-to-People Ties Across Boundaries
How should we build stronger and lasting people-to-people ties across boundaries in the era of COVID-19 and beyond?
Guan Wang Anam Zakaria Penny Low Wenchi Yu
2020-12-07T09:15:00Z 2020-12-07T10:15:00Z America/New_York Rebuilding+a+Global+Community+Through+Our+Shared+Humanity%3A+Building+Stronger+and+Lasting+People-to-People+Ties+Across+Boundaries Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
After the Pandemic: The Future of Philanthropy and Fundraising
What should nonprofits anticipate and how can they adapt to trends in philanthropy as giving behaviors continue to shift in the post-COVID 19 reality?
Rajiv Shah Aarti Wig Fritz Demopoulos
2020-12-07T20:00:00Z 2020-12-07T21:00:00Z America/New_York After+the+Pandemic%3A+The+Future+of+Philanthropy+and+Fundraising Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Racial Equity and Social Justice in a Post-COVID-19 World
As a global community, how can we reduce the opportunity gap and ensure that the most vulnerable groups are not left behind in post-COVID recovery efforts?
Ajit George Luna Ranjit Cherrie Atilano Pradip  Pariyar
2020-12-07T21:00:00Z 2020-12-07T22:00:00Z America/New_York Racial+Equity+and+Social+Justice+in+a+Post-COVID-19+World Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
After the Pandemic, Charting the Path for a “Green Recovery”
How should governments and businesses embrace a green recovery as the world reels from the economic devastation of COVID-19?
Arnel Paciano Casanova Emily Chew Rashneh Pardiwala Gita Syahrani Kevin Rudd
2020-12-07T22:00:00Z 2020-12-07T23:00:00Z America/New_York After+the+Pandemic%2C+Charting+the+Path+for+a+%E2%80%9CGreen+Recovery%E2%80%9D Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Conversation on Leadership and Culture: Leading Through a Crisis
What does it mean to be a leader? Join Silicon Valley veteran Ken Wilcox as he shares his personal leadership journey and the lessons he learned along the way.
Ejaj  Ahmad Ken  Wilcox
2020-12-07T23:00:00Z 2020-12-08T00:00:00Z America/New_York Conversation+on+Leadership+and+Culture%3A+Leading+Through+a+Crisis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Digital Security Issues in South Asia in the Era of Pandemic
What does relocation to digital spaces mean for the safety and security of people in South Asia and will human freedom be a collateral casualty of the pandemic?
Nighat  Dad Shankar Narayan Hana Shams Ahmed Nikhil Pahwa
2020-12-08T00:30:00Z 2020-12-08T01:30:00Z America/New_York Digital+Security+Issues+in+South+Asia+in+the+Era+of+Pandemic+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Start-ups, Scale-ups and Survival: How to Go Global in the New Normal
With a large working-age population, India holds enormous start-up potential. How do we foster the right environment for success, survival and scale-up in 2021?
Tim Watts Thomas Soem Sanjay Vijayakumar Kristin K
2020-12-08T03:00:00Z 2020-12-08T04:00:00Z America/New_York Start-ups%2C+Scale-ups+and+Survival%3A+How+to+Go+Global+in+the+New+Normal+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Resilience Photography
Learn to use photography as a tool for self-reflection. An innovative way to create a map of resilience for ourselves. Please keep your mobile cameras with you.
Mun Ching Yap Nitin Das Ivan Henares Daisuke Kan Mei Pin Phua
2020-12-08T04:00:00Z 2020-12-08T05:00:00Z America/New_York Resilience+Photography Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Peace, Health and Human Rights on the Korean Peninsula
Join Asia 21 experts for a solutions-oriented discussion on ways to promote peace, health and human rights in and with North Korea in the midst of the pandemic.
John Park Sylvia Kim Jieun Baek John Delury
2020-12-08T17:30:00Z 2020-12-08T18:30:00Z America/New_York Peace%2C+Health+and+Human+Rights+on+the+Korean+Peninsula Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Opening Remarks
Penny Low Sanjeev Sherchan
2020-12-08T18:30:00Z 2020-12-08T18:50:00Z America/New_York Opening+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
After the Pandemic, Adapting to the Changing Landscapes in Education
With education’s sudden, nearly wholesale shift to online learning, how should we find solutions to close the digital equity gap?
Tony Jackson Wenchi Yu Clarissa Delgado Sal Khan
2020-12-08T18:50:00Z 2020-12-08T19:50:00Z America/New_York After+the+Pandemic%2C+Adapting+to+the+Changing+Landscapes+in+Education Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Arts and Culture in a Post-COVID-19 World
How are cultural institutions using the power of art to connect, unite, and inspire? How is the arts and culture sector adapting to the post-COVID-19 reality?
Michelle Yun Aly Rose Lesley Ma Phloeun Prim
2020-12-08T20:00:00Z 2020-12-08T21:00:00Z America/New_York Arts+and+Culture+in+a+Post-COVID-19+World Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Silver Linings? Role of Technology and Innovation in COVID-19 Response and Recovery Work
Technological and digital innovations have also revealed big equity problems. How can we address the inequity exposed by COVID-19 and bridge the technology gap?
Nanxi Liu Stef Sy Mitchell Pham Duncan Clark
2020-12-08T21:00:00Z 2020-12-08T22:00:00Z America/New_York Silver+Linings%3F+Role+of+Technology+and+Innovation+in+COVID-19+Response+and+Recovery+Work Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Mindful Leadership: Leading Through and Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis
Mental resilience forms the cornerstone of self-awareness and effective leadership. How do we unite to transform “Mind-full leaders” into “Mindful Leaders”?
Nitin Das John  Haffner Tania Hyde Penny Low Natharoun Ngo
2020-12-08T22:00:00Z 2020-12-08T23:00:00Z America/New_York Mindful+Leadership%3A+Leading+Through+and+Beyond+the+COVID-19+Crisis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Keynote
Closing Session and Looking Ahead to Tokyo 2021
Sawako Hidaka Rika Beppu
2020-12-08T23:15:00Z 2020-12-09T00:15:00Z America/New_York Closing+Session+and+Looking+Ahead+to+Tokyo+2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Sanjeev Sherchan

Executive Director, Global Initiatives, Asia Society

Tim Watts

Australian Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Communications

Mei Pin Phua

Independent Communications Consultant

Ivan Henares

Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines

Daisuke Kan

Executive Director, Cheerio Corporation

Mun Ching Yap

Executive Director, AirAsia Foundation

Ajit George

Director of Operations, Shanti Bhavan Children's Project

John Park

Director of the Korea Project, The Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School

Thomas Soem

Executive Director, Asia Society Australia

Arnel Paciano Casanova

Country Representative, AECOM Philippines

Aarti Wig

Co-Founder, Yunus Social Business India

John Haffner

General Manager - Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties Ltd.

Bryan Albert Lim Lim

Physician and Infectious Disease Specialist, Cebu, Philippines

Luna Ranjit

Writer and Strategy Consultant

Sanjay Vijayakumar

Co-Founder and Chairman, Startup Village Collective

Emily Chew

Global Head of Sustainability for Investment Management, Morgan Stanley

Michelle Yun

Vice President for Global Artistic Programs and Director of Museum, Asia Society

Aly Rose

Associate Arts Professor, NYU in Shanghai

Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation

Lesley Ma

Curator, Ink Art, M+ Museum

Tony Jackson

Vice President for Education and Director of the Center for Global Education, Asia Society

Franz Heng

Managing Director, LHT Capital

Vivian Claire Liew

Founding CEO, PhilanthropyWorks

Aarti Shrivastava

Environmental Documentary Filmmaker

Serey Chea

Assistant Governor and Director General, National Bank of Cambodia

Cherrie Atilano

Founding Farmer, President and CEO, AGREA

Shankar Narayan

Co-Founder and Co-Principal, MIRA! (Mobilize Innovation, Reimagine Agency)

Sylvia Kim

General Partner, CerraCap Cares

Dr Lungten Z. Wangchuk

Scientist and Team Lead for Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, NEPAL

Guan Wang

Host and Senior Reporter, CGTN

Nanxi Liu

Co-Founder and CEO, Enplug, Inc.

Roshan Paul

Co-Founder and CEO, Amani Institute

Sawako Hidaka

Executive Director, Asia Society Japan Center

Omar Ishrak

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Medtronic; Chairman of the Board, Intel

Anam Zakaria

Oral Historian/Author/Cultural Facilitator

Wisal Hin

Co-Founder and Director of Business Development and Innovation, Platform Impact

Rashneh Pardiwala

Founder and Director, Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)

Phloeun Prim

Executive Director, Cambodia Living Arts

Dorjee Sun

CEO, Perlin

Gita Syahrani

Executive Director to the Secretariat, Sustainable Districts Association (Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari)

Mitchell Pham

Director, Augen Software Group; Founding Chair, Digital Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Stef Sy

Founder and CEO, Thinking Machines

Aaron Maniam

Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information, Government of Singapore

Fritz Demopoulos

Founder, Queen's Road Capital

Avi Bhar

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Physician, Sliiip

Rika Beppu

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Kristin K

Co-Founder, Saathi

Pradip Pariyar

Executive Chairperson, Samata Foundation

Wenchi Yu

Ash Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Head of Global Public Policy, VIPKid

Natharoun Ngo

Director, The Center for Khmer Studies

Ejaj Ahmad

Founder and President, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)

Amb. Bi-khim Hsiao

Representative of Taiwan to the United States

Josette Sheeran

President and CEO, Asia Society; UN Special Envoy to Haiti

Ken Wilcox

Board Chairman, Asia Society of Northern California; Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

Penny Low

President and Founder, Social Innovation Park Ltd.

Tania Hyde

Strategic Advisor

Sara Hossain

Partner, Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates

Clarissa Delgado

Co-Founder and CEO, Teach for the Philippines

Duncan Clark

Founder and Chairman, BDA China

Tom Nagorski

Executive Vice President, Asia Society

John Delury

Professor of Chinese Studies, Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies

Jieun Baek

Author, Researcher, and Founder/Co-Director of Lumen

Kevin Rudd

President, Asia Society Policy Institute

Nikhil Pahwa


Hana Shams Ahmed

PhD Candidate, York University

Nitin Das

Director, Filmkaar Productions

Diana Wu David

Founder, Future Proof Lab

Rajiv Shah

President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

Renard Siew

Climate Change Advisor, Centre for Governance and Political Studies

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