ACC Voices x ARAD: Global Leadership in the Arts

Join us on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Milbank Chapel, Columbia University (525 W. 120th Street) for a performance and panel discussion on the impact of cultural exchange on individuals and societies. Our conversation will explore the effect of international dialogue and immersive exchange experiences between the US and Asia for arts professionals and scholars. We will also share information on grant and Fellowship opportunities with the Asian Cultural Council, and a light reception following the panel will allow attendees to meet our team and grantees. Doors will open at 6pm. Read more about our panelists and register for the event below:


Jennifer Koh
2011 ACC alumna Jennifer Koh is a Grammy Award-winning violinist, lecturer, speaker, advocate, and educator. Recognized for commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting equity and inclusivity in classical music.


Li-Chin Li
A Taiwanese sheng soloist, composer, and performer devoted to integrating her traditional instrument into modern international performing arts, Li-Chin Li is currently on her ACC Fellowship in New York. Traditionally trained and educated in Chinese music from Tainan National University of the Arts, Li is known for her ability to apply sheng to various art forms, including different music genres and physical movement, etc.


Yan Xiao
Yan Xiao, PhD, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor specializing in arts administration in Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Xiao’s research focuses on arts and cultural policy, cultural exchange, arts administration, arts entrepreneurship, cultural diplomacy and nonprofit organization management. She is also an arts management professional with years of experience in international performing arts. 


Judy Kim
Judy Kim (ACC 1998) joined the Asian Cultural Council as Executive Director in July 2021. Judy has led and managed programming and operations activities in the U.S. and globally in arts institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, American Federation of Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.