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Asia Society Texas Center
in conjunction with Greater Houston Partnership presents:
ConocoPhillips ASEAN Ambassadors Business Forum
ASEAN: America's Hidden Market
Join the U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and three U.S. Ambassadors to key ASEAN member-countries as they discuss opportunities in this market for U.S. companies large and small and solicit the views of Americans about Southeast Asia. Their Houston appearance is part of the 17th U.S. Ambassadors Tour sponsored by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
Participating in the luncheon talk will be:
The Honorable David L. Carden, named this year by President Obama to be the first resident U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN.
The Honorable Scot Marciel, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia.
The Honorable Daniel Shields, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.
The Honorable David I. Adelman, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore.
Countries belonging to ASEAN are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Registration 11:30 a.m. | Luncheon 12:00 p.m.
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane | Houston, TX 77027
Purchase Tickets Online: $30 ASTC and GHP members | $40 nonmembers | $300 table of 10
Vision of a Buddha Paradise. Pakistan. 4th century. Schist. H. 46.9 x W. 38.2 x D. 11 in.(119 x 97 x 28 cm).
Central Museum, Lahore, G-155
Greek, Buddhist influences combine in ancient art of Gandhara region
Dr. Pia Brancaccio, Associate Professor of Art History at Drexel University, shows how the art of Gandhara, an ancient kingdom located in what is today northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, blended the idealized beauty of the human form expressed in Greek sculpture with the artistic traditions of South Asia, Iran, and Central Asia to create a global style that significantly contributed to the worldwide spread of Buddhism. Brancaccio will speak at 6:30 p.m. on June 9 in the Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Co-sponsored by Asia Society Texas Center and MFAH.
This event is part of ASTC's Pakistan Arts and Culture Series in honor of Richard C. Holbrooke.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 | 6:30 p.m.
Brown Auditorium | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet | Click for directions
Admission is free. Registration not required.