Inaugurated in 2014, Asia Society’s Asia Game Changer Awards are designed to fill a critical gap by identifying and honoring individuals, organizations, and movements making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. Photo by Ann Billingsley. http://scty.asia/Zyi9Z9
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Inaugurated in 2014, Asia Society’s Asia Game Changer Awards are designed to fill a critical gap by identifying and honoring individuals, organizations, and movements making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. Photo by Ann Billingsley. http://scty.asia/Zyi9Z9

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Ellie Azghandi, a New York City educator, presented Jack Ma with his Asia Society Asia Game Changer award. Photo by Ann Billingsley. http://scty.asia/1pkKgC3
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Ellie Azghandi, a New York City educator, presented Jack Ma with his Asia Society Asia Game Changer award. Photo by Ann Billingsley. http://scty.asia/1pkKgC3

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Video: Malala Yousafzai Accepts Her ‘Asia Game Changer’ Award from Asia Society

In a video message from England, the 17-year-old Nobel laureate offers encouraging words: “We girls in Swat, we have proved that when you speak up for your rights, you can really bring change.”

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The United Nations Secretary-General salutes the “array of remarkable Asians” convened at the UN for Asia Society’s inaugural Asia Game Changer awards. http://scty.asia/asgc2014
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The United Nations Secretary-General salutes the “array of remarkable Asians” convened at the UN for Asia Society’s inaugural Asia Game Changer awards. http://scty.asia/asgc2014

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Asia Game Changer Awards honoree and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai speaking via video. “I thank the Asia Society for this honor, of being included in [this] list of remarkable people,” Yousafzai said. “There are so many countries and there are issues that children are suffering through, but there are game changers as well who are going to speak, who are going to change the game, and who are going to work for their future. We have to do it together.” Photo by Ann Billingsley. http://scty.asia/asgc2014
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Asia Game Changer Awards honoree and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai speaking via video. “I thank the Asia Society for this honor, of being included in [this] list of remarkable people,” Yousafzai said. “There are so many countries and there are issues that children are suffering through, but there are game changers as well who are going to speak, who are going to change the game, and who are going to work for their future. We have to do it together.” Photo by Ann Billingsley. http://scty.asia/asgc2014

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On October 16, 2014, Asia Society honored Jack Ma, Chairman of the Alibaba Group, and 12 other leaders and institutions as its inaugural class of Asia Game Changers. The ceremony, held at the United Nations in New York City, recognized those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.
L to R: (standing) Whitney Kroenke, Zhang Minxuan, Madhav Chavan, Shigeru Ban, Saad Mohseni, Kikka Hanazawa, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Miki Higasa, Pawan Sinha, Shiza Shahid; (seated) Josette Sheeran, Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Desra Percaya, Mark Johnson, Jack Ma, Julie Gilhart, and Illac Diaz. Photo by Jimi Celeste. http://scty.asia/asgc2014
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On October 16, 2014, Asia Society honored Jack Ma, Chairman of the Alibaba Group, and 12 other leaders and institutions as its inaugural class of Asia Game Changers. The ceremony, held at the United Nations in New York City, recognized those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.

L to R: (standing) Whitney Kroenke, Zhang Minxuan, Madhav Chavan, Shigeru Ban, Saad Mohseni, Kikka Hanazawa, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Miki Higasa, Pawan Sinha, Shiza Shahid; (seated) Josette Sheeran, Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Desra Percaya, Mark Johnson, Jack Ma, Julie Gilhart, and Illac Diaz. Photo by Jimi Celeste. http://scty.asia/asgc2014

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Video: Asia Game Changer of the Year Jack Ma Urges Listeners, ‘Keep Your Dream Alive’

Accepting his award from Asia Society, the Alibaba founder and CEO recounted modest beginnings and issued a call to independence and nonconformity.

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Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other ‘Asia Game Changers’ at United Nations

The Alibaba founder and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai were among the “array of remarkable Asians” recognized at a gala event in New York City.

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#GameChangers honoree Sharmeen Obaid looking beautiful at the @UN: http://t.co/0jzznVHa38
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#GameChangers honoree Sharmeen Obaid looking beautiful at the @UN: http://t.co/0jzznVHa38

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma posing for photos with Asia Society’s president Josette Sheeran. For history-making business and philanthropy in China, Jack Ma has been named Asia Society’s inaugural Asia Game Changer of the Year.  http://scty.asia/asgc2014
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma posing for photos with Asia Society’s president Josette Sheeran. For history-making business and philanthropy in China, Jack Ma has been named Asia Society’s inaugural Asia Game Changer of the Year. http://scty.asia/asgc2014

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