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Vishakha N. Desai

Chair of the Board of Trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs

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Vishakha N. Desai Biography

Dr. Vishakha N. Desai currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs, an international education organization with nearly 50,000 volunteers and staff in 60 countries. AFS develops active global citizens, empowers schools and institutions, and expands access to intercultural education in order to build a more just and peaceful world.

Dr. Desai is Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University and Senior Research Scholar at its School of International and Public Affairs, where she focuses on innovative approaches to understanding the relationship between culture and foreign policy in Asia.

From 1990 through 2012, she served in various capacities at the Asia Society, ranging from being Director if its museum, to being the President and CEO of the organization from 2004. Under her leadership the organization expanded the scope and scale of its activities, incorporating a broad range of internationally recognized education programs.

In addition to several publications, Dr. Desai is also a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines in both the US and Asia. A recipient of five honorary degrees, Dr. Desai holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bombay University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian Art History from the University of Michigan.

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Vishakha N. Desai

Chair of the Board of Trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs

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Vishakha N. Desai Biography

Dr. Vishakha N. Desai currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs, an international education organization with nearly 50,000 volunteers and staff in 60 countries. AFS develops active global citizens, empowers schools and institutions, and expands access to intercultural education in order to build a more just and peaceful world.

Dr. Desai is Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University and Senior Research Scholar at its School of International and Public Affairs, where she focuses on innovative approaches to understanding the relationship between culture and foreign policy in Asia.

From 1990 through 2012, she served in various capacities at the Asia Society, ranging from being Director if its museum, to being the President and CEO of the organization from 2004. Under her leadership the organization expanded the scope and scale of its activities, incorporating a broad range of internationally recognized education programs.

In addition to several publications, Dr. Desai is also a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines in both the US and Asia. A recipient of five honorary degrees, Dr. Desai holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bombay University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian Art History from the University of Michigan.

Vishakha N. Desai Videos

  • 15th Annual ArtTable Luncheon | Awardee Vishakha Desai on Vimeo
  • Vishakha N. Desai: Looking Back, Looking Forward on Vimeo
  • Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai: The Strengths of Women ...

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  • How to book Vishakha N. Desai?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vishakha N. Desai for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vishakha N. Desai, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vishakha N. Desai or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Vishakha N. Desai?
    Booking fees for Vishakha N. Desai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vishakha N. Desai, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Vishakha N. Desai?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vishakha N. Desai for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vishakha N. Desai for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vishakha N. Desai or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vishakha N. Desai or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Vishakha N. Desai is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Vishakha N. Desai for your event is available upon request. Vishakha N. Desai generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rebecca Winthrop, Michele Norris, Howard Gardner, Wendy Kopp, Diana L. Eck, Linda Darling-Hammond, Mitch Landrieu, Vicky Colbert, Melody Barnes, Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Darren Walker, Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Mickey Edwards, Myung Sun Choi, Randi Weingarten, Monique Villa, Kai Ryssdal, Karl Wendt, Ted Mitchell and Kathleen McCartney. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vishakha N. Desai for an upcoming event.

Vishakha N. Desai Speaker Videos

  • 15th Annual ArtTable Luncheon | Awardee Vishakha Desai on Vimeo
    Vishakha N. Desai: Looking Back, Looking Forward on Vimeo
  • Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai: The Strengths of Women ...

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