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How Asia Society's Establishment Was a 'Bet on the Future'

From left: Robert Oxnam, Ronnie Chan, Josette Sheeran, Nicholas Platt, and Kevin Rudd discuss Asia Society on its 60th anniversary. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

At a gathering celebrating the organization's 60th anniversary, former Asia Society President Robert Oxnam explained why John D. Rockefeller's vision was far from assured.

#TBT: In 2000, Chinese Premier Makes Promise to 'Visionary Entrepreneurs'

Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji speaks at Asia Society's 11th Annual Corporate Conference in Shanghai in May, 2000. (Wang Gangfeng/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

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 Zhu Rongji spoke at an Asia Society Corporate Conference. 

Asia Society and the Philippines: Six Decades of 'Close Links'

Philippine President Corazon Aquino speaks at Asia Society in 1986. Also pictured is former Asia Society president Bob Oxnam. (Robert Glick/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

From presidents to priceless gold, a look back at the organization's history of engagement with Philippine business, politics, arts, and society.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A 'Monumental Outcome,' With a Long Backstory

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a final press conference of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 2015. (Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The landmark pact was the product not only of marathon negotiations — it also had roots in efforts begun nearly two decades ago in the so-called "back channels" of global diplomacy.

#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)
Policy

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.

Panel: 40 Years On, Vivid Memories of Nixon's 1972 Visit to China [Video]

Archival footage of U.S. President Richard Nixon in China in 1972, from Mike Chinoy's documentary 'Assignment: China—The Week That Changed The World.'
Policy

Following a standing-room-only viewing of a new documentary, journalists and diplomats provide eyewitness accounts of this historic breakthrough in U.S.-China relations.

How Much Credit for China's Rise Goes to Richard Nixon?

Chinese President Mao Zedong shake hands with Richard Nixon after their meeting in Beijing, China on February 22, 1972 during Nixon's official visit to China. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In advance of a screening of a new documentary about coverage of Nixon's historic 1972 visit to China, we asked Mike Chinoy, Orville Schell and Max Frankel what that trip meant to the country's future.