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Education in a Post-9/11 America

Education

Ten years ago, a stateless terrorist network carried out the most devastating foreign attack on the United States from a remote mountain region in Central Asia. For the American education system, the ensuing lesson was that a rising generation needs to have a much more sophisticated understanding of the world.

But how has the education system changed in the post-9/11 world?

Asia Society Online Looking for Technical, Reporting, Video and Social Media Interns

Four exciting new internship opportunities are available with Asia Society's online team.
Education

Asia Society, a prestigious non-profit institution that is the leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy and business outreach, is looking for four talented interns to assist its New York web team in the following categories:

 

Online Technical Intern

From The King's Speech to Learning Chinese

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Education

Vice President Joseph Biden recently said to his audience at Sichuan University that "I would rather be able to honor you and show my respect for you by speaking your language, as you honor me by speaking mine."

In Sweden, a Bold Step in Language Education — But Will it Last?

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA's Beijing store (pictured) is its second-largest in the world. (xiaming/Flickr)
Education

In bold if not surprising news, last week Swedish Education Minister Jan Björklund called for Chinese language to be taught in all primary and secondary schools, which would make Sweden a leader in Europe.

Jailed Iranian Doctors Win Award for HIV/AIDS Work

Dr. Kamiar Alaei poses at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2011. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

Iranian doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei, participants in Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Program, were awarded the 2011 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the Global Health Council on Thursday.

Hassan Abbas Picks His Top Five Books on Reforming Pakistan

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas in Houston, Texas in 2009. (Asia Society Texas Center)
Education

Hassan Abbas suggests five books that he feels are critical to understanding and solving the issues that hinder reform in Pakistan.

Asia Society Online Looking for Technical Intern

Three exciting new internship opportunities are available with Asia Society's online team.
Education

Three internship opportunities with the award-winning online team at Asia Society. 

Infographic: Should Young Americans Learn Chinese?

Education

English is the most used language in the world, but are Americans at a linguistic disadvantage?

What Greg Mortenson Got Right

Roger Lemoyne/UN (Creative Commons)
Education

Scandal tarnishes a reputation, but the 'Three Cups of Tea' author was clear about what matters most.

NPR: Do Asians Lack the Charisma to Lead?

Is former Washington governor — and future Ambassador to China — Gary Locke the exception to the rule? (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Education

University of California-Riverside psychology professor Thomas Sy discusses his recent study that identifies stereotypes that exist in the American workplace.