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Interview: Williams College President Adam Falk on Liberal Arts Education and Asia

President Adam Falk's introduction to the Williams College community on September 30, 2009. (Marco Sanchez/Flickr)
Education

The most useful and practical education in a rapidly changing society is one that is grounded in liberal arts, says President Falk. Luncheon presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong this Friday, June 28.

Video: China's First 'Space Teacher' Could Be Next Out-of-This-World Star

China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, was the chief course speaker during Shenzhou-10's live lecture from space on June 20, 2013. (CCTVcomInternational)
Education

Hard on the heels of Canada's singing astronaut, China's Wang Yaping delivers a lecture from 340 km above Earth, becoming her country's first "space teacher."

Video: Building Sustainable, Long-Lasting Chinese Language Programs for US Schools

Third grade students line up for a sentence structure activity in Ms. Chang's class at the Fresh Meadow School in Queens, New York.
Multimedia

A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool.

On a Day for Languages, Discovering, Celebrating, and Saving Our Mother Tongues

(RichVintage/iStockPhoto)
Education

On International Mother Language Day, Asia Society's Chris Livaccari argues that while a lingua franca is important, so is linguistic diversity.

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.