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Kevin Rudd at UN: Preventive Diplomacy Is Key to International Peace

ASPI President Kevin Rudd, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft during the high-level debate on international peace and security on October 1, 2015. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo)
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In a major address during the UN General Assembly’s debate on maintaining international peace, the ASPI President argued that “the concept and the praxis of prevention” must be central to the UN’s efforts to uphold security.

#TBT: In 1988, South Korea's President Talks Democracy and Detente at Asia Society

South Korean President Roh Tae Woo (L) and Marshall Bouton at an Asia Society luncheon in 1988. (Marcia Weinstein/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when Roh Tae Woo dropped by Asia Society during the United Nations General Assembly

How to Educate Students for Citizenship in a Global Era

Sarah Brown delivers opening remarks at 'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
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World education leaders discussed the way forward following last week's announcement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly.

Video: The Daily Show Profiles Terror Financing

The ruins of Palmyra, Syria, are now under occupation from the Islamic State. (Michal Unolt/Flickr)
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Comedy Central's iconic news program looks at how ISIS traffics in stolen antiquities to earn revenue.

Video: Did You Bring Small Bills?

The Great LOL of China episode 11: Small Bills
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At restaurants in the Middle Kingdom, big denominations of cash are not welcome.

Video: Vietnam President Responds to Xi Jinping on Island Dispute

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang speaks at Asia Society New York on September 28. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At Asia Society New York Monday, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang addresses a recent interview where Chinese President Xi Jinping defended construction on island chains claimed by both countries.

Malala, Her Father, and the Roots of an Extraordinary Life

Malala Yousafzai appeared at Asia Society on Saturday to discuss her upcoming documentary, He Named Me Malala (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The Nobel Peace Prize winner and her father Ziauddin appeared at Asia Society on Saturday to promote a new documentary profiling their incredible story.

Video: Mixed Progress on Gender Equality

Tom Nagorski, Peggy Liu, Aamina Awan, and Josette Sheeran speak at Asia Society New York. (Stella Könemann)
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Subjects of the new film A Single Step say that things have moved backward in some places.

Weekly Rewind: North Korea's Girl Band, Candy-Colored Apartments in Singapore, and One Million Mandarin Students in America

Hazy conditions cover the Marina Bay Circuit before the start of the practice session for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on September 19, 2015. (Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Can the World Save Antiquities Under Terrorist Threat?

Asia Society Policy Institute president Kevin Rudd (L) looks on as Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Iraq, discusses antiquities trafficking at Asia Society on Thursday.
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Statesmen, archaeologists, and other experts discuss the trade in priceless artifacts and terrorist financing at a Thursday event at Asia Society.