Dear Karabakh Foundation Supporter,
The Karabah Foundation is delighted to serve as an official Outreach Partner of the Asia Society for their 2011Washington Awards Dinner.
As a Foundation supporter, you are welcome to attend this exciting event at the member rate. Please see the information below.
Looking forward to seeing you,
The 24th annual Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at The Ritz-Carlton (1150 22nd Street, NW). . . . We are pleased to offer dinner tickets to your members at the same rate as Asia Society member ($200 per ticket, $350 per couple, or $1,500 for a table of eight people).
At the Awards Dinner, we will honor leaders who are recognized as visionaries for the significant contributions they have made to deepen connections and build partnerships among Asia and America. This year’s distinguished Honorees include:
· Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, who will receive ourDistinguished Statesman Award in recognition of his notable accomplishments leading Mongolia through the political and economic reforms of democratization and privatization. As one of the leaders of the revolution of 1990, Mr. Elbegdorj played an instrumental role in peacefully bringing an end to communist rule in Mongolia.
· Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, who will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-standing and outstanding contributions to the defense, security and stability of the United States, as well as his achievements in the fields of American foreign relations and public policy.
· Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, who will receive our Public Policy Award in recognition of her role in strengthening U.S. leadership in the global economy. Previously a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Sherpa to the G-8, Ms. Brainard has shaped public policy to foster economic growth and address transnational economic challenges.
· Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO of Duke Energy, and Wang Yusuo, Chairman of ENN, who will jointly receive our International Business Award in honor of their partnership to collaborate on clean energy development. Duke Energy and the China-based ENN Group have agreed to partner in various areas, including biofuels and energy efficiency, with the aim of developing technologies to help build greener cities in the United States and China.
We anticipate the event will be attended by over 300 distinguished guests, including key policy makers and senior officials from the Obama Administration, Members of Congress, the Asian diplomatic corps, U.S.-Asia policy experts and Asia Society’s Board of Trustees and Global Advisory Councils from our eleven offices in Asia and the U.S.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at SGyotan@asiasociety.org or 202.414.2813. With your support, the Annual Awards Dinner promises to be a very special celebration of Asia and U.S.-Asia relations. We look forward to hearing from you.
Asia Society Washington