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July 16, 2018
The Asia Group Foundation Hosts Event to Advance Women's Empowerment Programs in Asia

The Georgetown Dish

Daughters and granddaughters were the stars at an A-list reception by The Asia Group, a strategic advisory firm, celebrating philanthropic organization CARE on Thursday night, where the theme was educating young girls and women around the world.

Young women ruled the event. Some even introduced their parents and grandparents’ palates to new kinds of foods, all from restaurants: Sunday in Saigon in Alexandria, Va., and Bindaas in Washington, D.C.

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July 12, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Joins Malaria No More Board

Malaria No More

Seattle, July 12, 2018 – Malaria No More welcomes new Board Members Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter; Surya Mohapatra, former Chairman, President and CEO, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated; Kieran Murphy, President and CEO, GE Healthcare; and Rich Verma, former US Ambassador to India.

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July 12, 2018
The Asia Group Foundation Announces $100,000 Multi-year Grant to Empower Women and Girls in India

The Asia Group Foundation Announces $100,000 Grant to Fund Girls Education in India

Washington, D.C. –- The Asia Group Foundation (TAGF) will announce a new grant of $100,000 to support the expansion of educational programs for girls in India led by CARE, the global humanitarian and development organization. TAGF is the charitable arm of leading Asia-focused business consultancy The Asia Group. This announcement will take place at a reception honoring CARE board of directors member Ranvir Trehan, the founder of technology giant SETA, who provided the seed funding for this transformational work.

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July 9, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Named Trustee of Lehigh University

Lehigh News

Lehigh’s Board of Trustees welcomed six new members on July 1 and bid farewell to three outgoing trustees.

Starting three-year terms are appointed trustees Craig Benson ’85; Jeff Bosland ’88 ’22P; Terrence Hahn ’88 ’92G and Richard Verma ’90; and alumni trustees Pat Fischer ’97 ’98G and Robert Buckheit III ’09.

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July 5, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Calls Upon Men to Promote Gender Equality at 'Saris to Suits' Women Empowerment Gala

India West

Six years ago, Patti Tripathi, a former news anchor at CNN – the first and perhaps the only Indian American woman to hold that position – launched a radically impactful calendar, ‘Saris to Suits,’ as a tool to empower South Asian women, and to redefine what constitutes a modern-day South Asian woman.

On May 31, Tripathi organized the first benefit event to mark six years of the calendar, which has featured trailblazers like Houston University president/chancellor Dr. Renu Khator, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, cancer researcher, MIT professor and biotech entrepreneur Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia; and author-poet and Arjun Award-winning shooter Roopa Unnikrishnan.

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Insights from the Region

Our elite team of in-country Senior Advisors share their take on the latest developments in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region.

In terms of Japan’s national security, how to face and engage China is the most important strategic problem for Tokyo. China has changed its course, and President Xi seems to be turning away from the West.

Nobukatsu Kanehara

December 23, 2020
TAG Senior Advisor; Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Government of Japan
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