Past Meetup

Asia Society Event: Maintaining the Rise of the Global South


Asia Society will be hosting an event on May 8th titled “Maintaining the Rise of the Global South”, in partnership with UNDP, to mark the release of the 2013 Human Development Report. Full program and ticket details are available at:

The event, from 6:30 to 8 pm at our Park Avenue center, features the following speakers:

Sasha Dichter is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen Fund. He previously served as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Acumen Fund, he worked as Global Manager of Corporate Citizenship at GE Money, and as a Senior Program Manager at IBM.

Rebeca Grynspan is currently the UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Grynspan was elected Vice-President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998.

Khalid Malik is currently serving as Head of Human Development Report to the UNDP. He previously served as Special Advisor to UNDP Africa, as well as UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in China.

Madhulika Sikka (Moderator) is Executive Editor for NPR News, where she oversees all desks and reporters. Previously, she was executive producer of NPR's Morning Edition. Prior to her arrival at NPR, Sikka worked for ABC News's Nightline, where she was a senior producer.


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