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Dev To Get Honored At 2017 Asia Game Changers

Dev is expected to attend the 2017 Asia Game Changers Awards next week, on November 1st, and he will be honored this year as one of the Asia game changers. The event will be hosted in New York and you are able to attend the event. Tickets are available on asiasociety.org. The event will also be livestreamed on asiasociety.org/live.

It’s one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar: The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers — a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia, and the world. Join us for a special opportunity — before the awards are actually given — to meet some of the remarkable members of the “Class of 2017”: The great actor Dev Patel, the transformative Chinese CEO Jean Liu, Cambodia’s environmental champion Leng Ouch, the great musical virtuoso Wu Tong, a young rapper from Afghanistan, and a remarkable glass-ceiling-smashing young girl from Mongolia. Join us as we meet the Asia Game Changers, in an afternoon of fun and inspiration.

Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper and passionate advocate for ending child marriage.

Jean Liu is President and CEO of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest mobile transportation platform.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Mongolian girl who has shattered gender barriers — and was the subject of the award-winning film The Eagle Huntress.

Leng Ouch has risked his life — on multiple occasions — to help safeguard the environment in his native Cambodia.

Dev Patel is an award-winning actor who has leveraged his celebrity to help India’s poor.

Wu Tong is a virtuoso Chinese musician, composer, and builder of cultural bridges around the world.

Sherrie Westin is the Executive Vice President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, an organization that has proven to be an educational television pioneer, particularly for the children of different regions in Asia.

The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honoring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. These awards are bestowed annually to individuals, organizations, and movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.