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Video: In Defense of Chuck Hagel

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressing Asia Society's 2012 National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C on April 12, 2012.
Policy

When former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressed educators at an Asia Society conference last year, reports Eleise Jones, he seemed to be "truly speaking their language."

Education Crusader and Asia 21 Young Leader Humaira Bachal Featured on NPR

Humaira Bachal asks a question at the Asia 21 Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2012. (Asia Society)
Policy

25-year-old Humaira Bachal is grabbing attention worldwide with her fight for equal access to education in Pakistan.

A Rock By Any Other Name: Asia's Premiere Language Game of 2012

Education

What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific Ocean tap into a much older tradition of organizing reality and creating social order through naming.

Gary Locke Advises Students: To Get a Job in 21st Century, Learn Chinese

Gary Locke with Chinese language learners from secondary schools throughout the city that are a part of Asia Society's International Studies School's Network or the Confucius Classrooms Network, on Dec. 17, 2012. (Anthony Jackson)
Education

Before speaking at Asia Society this week, U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke sat down with students from Asia Society's International Studies School's Network to discuss what the future holds for them in an ever-globalizing world.

In 2013, Washington's Asian 'Rebalance' Needs to Start at Home

U.S. President Barack Obama poses for the ASEAN-United States Leaders' Meeting family photo at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 19, 2012. (State Department/William Ng/Flickr)
Policy

U.S. leaders must educate the public about the assumptions on which they are already working — that engagement in Asia is both crucial and irreversible, writes Asia Society's Matt Stumpf.

Asia Society International Schools Program Teaches 'Language of Globalism'

Students study at Sharpstown International School in Houston, TX, one of the hallmark schools in the Asia Society International Studies Schools Network.
Education

Asia Society's Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski describes how a Houston school participating in Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network goes from being on a "death march" to "exemplary."

Is Kim Jong Un a Geek, a Nerd, or a Dork — or Perhaps the Sexiest Man Alive?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

As the case of an Onion article demonstrated this week, what's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun.

It's Not Too Late to Help Asia Society Students Left Homeless by Hurricane Sandy

View from a Staten Island public park. (Tomathon/Creative Commons)
Education

News of Hurricane Sandy is disappearing from the headlines. But the devastation remains, including for many students in Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network.

We Asked Our Experts: What Does Obama's Re-Election Mean for Asia?

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on stage after winning the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois on November 7, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

How is a second term for the Obama administration likely to affect relations with China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to name just some of the Asian nations that have featured most prominently in recent headlines? Click to read commentary from Asia Society experts.

Bill Gates: Who's Beating the US in Education, and What We Do About It

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Education

A look at how other nations beat out American schools and some advice from Bill Gates.