Ice exhibit

Orville Schell  |  Executive Producer

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. He is a  former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent book is Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New York Times MagazineNewsweekThe China Quarterly, and The New York Review of Books, among others.

Susan Meiselas  |  Co-Curator

Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She is the author of Carnival Strippers and Nicaragua:  June 1978-July 1979; and editor of Kurdistan: In the Shadow of HistoryEl Salvador: Work of 30 Photographers and Encounters with the Dani. She is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America, which were published widely throughout the world. Meiselas has had one-woman exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Her work is included in American and international collections.

Jeroen de Vries  | Co-Curator / Exhibition Designer

Jeroen de Vries lives and works in Amsterdam and Belgrade. He works as a freelance designer, curator and teacher.  In the 70s, De Vries made use of photography for political posters against the war in Vietnam and for the Polish trade union and movement Solidarnosc. In the 80s and 90s he created various photo exhibitions with social-historical and political subjects in major Dutch museums. Currently, De Vries experiments with the spatial representation of photography combining prints with audio visual projections on an international scale. Learn more at


Orville Schell
Executive Producer
Jeroen de Vries
Co-Curator / Exhibition Designer 
Susan Meiselas
Leah Thompson
Jillian Schultz
Chris Hammer
Technical Director
Rachel Rosado
Programming & Events Lead
Don Kahler
Audio Visual Engineering Lead
Noopur Agarwal
Graphic Design Lead
Sarah Adelman
Graphic Designer

Julie Rosing
Social Media Strategist
Wolf Hertzberg
Research Lead / Photographer
Svetlana Legetic 
Strategic Partnerships
Carolyn Sams
Marketing & Communications Strategist
Mark Glynne
Soundtrack Designer
Jim French
Lighting Designer
Tara Nuth Kajtaniak
Education Coordinator
Tamara Rice
Web Developer

Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations

Orville Schell
Arthur Ross Director
Susan Jakes
Editor, ChinaFile
Jessica Batke
Senior Editor, ChinaFile
Mary Kay Magistad
Associate Director
Ouyang Bin
Associate Director, China Programs
Sara Segal-Williams
Assistant Director
Jeffrey Sequeira
Assistant Director

Asia Society Digital and Communications

Elaine Merguerian
Director, Communications and Marketing
Dan Washburn
Executive Director and Chief Content Officer
Michelle FlorCruz
Social Media and Digital Content Manager
Megan MacMurray
Associate Director, User Experience and Technical Development  

“if you can present something that is telling at the same time it’s beautiful then maybe you’ll get them to look whereas otherwise they might not choose to look.”

— Orville Schell

COAL + ICE Programming Consortium

Orville Schell
Arthur Ross Director, Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations
Rachel Cooper
Director, Culture as Diplomacy Initiative
Cynthia Schneider
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy; Co-Director, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics Georgetown University
Derek Goldman, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Performing Arts; Director, Theater & Performance Studies Program; Co-Director, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University
Peter P Marra, Ph.D.
Director, Georgetown Environment Initiative; Laudato Si’ Professor of Biology and the Environment; Georgetown University
Alicia Adams
Vice President, International Programming and Dance, The Kennedy Center
Gilda Almeida
Director, International Programing, The Kennedy Center
Caitlin Nasema Cassidy
Artist-in-Residence, ECo Institute; Inaugural Fellow, Lab for Global Performance and Politics

Rachel Rosado
Associate Director, Global Arts, Asia Society
Mary Kay Magistad
Associate Director, U.S. Programs, Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations
Leah Thompson
Co-Principal, Two Tigers Productions 
Jillian Schultz
Co-Principal, Two Tigers Productions

About Asia Society

The Asia Society navigates shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with cultural centers and public buildings in New York, Hong Kong, and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, Tokyo, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Washington, D.C., and Zurich. Find out more at

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