This is a great chance to learn about leaders and influencital people in Los Angeles. Our events honor philanthropists, businessmen and businesswomen, artists, entrepreneurs and much more. As a volunteer, this is a great opportunity to learn more of what Los Angeles has to offer.
Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is the leading non-profit, non-partisan, pan-Asian organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and promoting understanding among the people of Southern California and Asia/Pacific. Established in Los Angeles in 1985, and with a large and diverse Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) population throughout Southern California, ASSC is ideally situated at the gateway to Asia/Pacific. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries.
As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than a half century ago in New York City, ASSC has become one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic branches. Under the leadership of Chairman Thomas E. McLain and its Executive Committee and Board of Advisors, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business and education. Asia Society Southern California has hosted visionaries from Australia, China, Indonesia and Taiwan, as well as organizing Entertainment/Media Asia (EMASIA) conferences on the media/entertainment industry and its impact in Afghanistan, China, India and Iran. As one of ASSC's Signature programs, EMASIA's serves as your connection to the world of entertainment and media in Asia