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2009 Annual Dinner Honors 'Global Forces'

NEW YORK, November 17, 2009 - Asia Society's 2009 New York Annual Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel honored "Global Forces," distinguished couples who have been responsible for pioneering achievements in their respective fields, both in Asia and the United States. The couples honored included Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof; Deepak and Smita Parekh; Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney; and Richard Holbrooke and Kati Marton. The Kronos Quartet, recipients of the evening's Cultural Achievement Award, performed two pieces during the dinner.

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