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#TBT: UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Onstage at Asia Society

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (R) speaks with Asia Society President Nicholas Platt at a President's Forum in New York in 1993. (Asia Society)

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Then-UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali speaks at Asia Society in 1993.

Watch Kevin Rudd's TED Talk: How China and the US Can Achieve a 'Dream for All'

Kevin Rudd speaks at TED2015, “Truth and Dare,” Session 1, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada, on March 16, 2015. (Bret Hartman/TED)
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Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, opened the TED2015 conference on March 16 with a talk about the future of U.S.-China relations.

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Ahead of Asia Society Texas Center Exhibition, a Brief History of Chinese American Immigration

Chinese immigrant and new American citizen Yi Shu holds back tears after taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America opens this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center. In anticipation of the opening, here's a look at the history of Chinese immigration the U.S.

Remembering Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

In a picture taken on June 5, 1959 Lee Kuan Yew, leader of People's Action Party poses after winning the elections in Singapore. Lee served as prime minister from 1959, when Singapore gained self-rule from colonial ruler Britain, until he stepped down in 1990 in favor of his deputy Goh Chok Tong, who in turn handed power to Lee Hsien Loong in 2004. (Terence Khoo/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society staff, friends and family share their thoughts on the passing of "a visionary and a radical thinker."

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

Video: How Shifting Demographics Can Be a Catalyst to Get Japanese Women Working

At an Asia Society New York panel discussion on March 16, Joanna Barsh and Henny Sender discuss the role of Japanese women in their country's economy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Japan is seeing a rapid decline in its working population — which could be an opportunity for companies to better utilize the advantages of female workers.

Video: Steven Chu Says Being a US Government Scientist Made Him 'the Jackie Robinson of Nerds'

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses China and clean energy with Orville Schell and Geoffrey Cowan in San Francisco on March 4, 2015. (Asia Society)
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Onstage in San Francisco, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy explains how, in certain respects, China utilizes clean energy better than the United States does.

Video: Kevin Rudd and Charlie Rose Discuss Whether China Can Dodge the 'Middle-Income Trap'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd (L) speaks with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Asia Society/Ellen Wallop)
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Speaking on “Charlie Rose,” the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute described the tough choice that China’s leaders must make about shrinking the state-owned enterprise sector.

Video: 'At the End of the Day, China Has North Korea's Back'

L to R: Barbara Demick, Hitoshi Tanaka, Evans J.R. Revere, and Victor Cha discuss security in Northeast Asia (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Panelists with expertise on Northeast Asia discuss relationships in the region and what security threats have arisen from North Korea and other issues.