Suparna Gupta selected as an Asia 21 Young Leader

The Asia Society elected Suparna Gupta in August 2011 as one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders.

Asia 21 is the Asia-Pacific region's leading next generation leadership program, with over 600 members, active chapters across the region, scores of transnational public service projects, and other collaborations that bring leaders together from across borders and boundaries.

The dominant issues of concern for leaders in Asia today circle around poverty, political and social conflicts, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, and human rights issues – all of which have far-reaching consequences across regions. The Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative tries to address this new global reality by developing a critical mass of dynamic individuals, who will impact global affairs over the coming decades. As Asia undergoes rapid changes, its younger generations will shoulder greater responsibility in shaping Asia's future. Through the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, the this year's delegates will share a commitment to making the world a better place, by offering them a unique opportunity to harness that commitment collectively.

Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. It seeks to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.

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