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Interview: Open Society Foundations Director on Challenges That Could 'Derail' Myanmar's Reform Process

Binaifer Nowrojee. (Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures)
Current AffairsPolicy

Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994. In an interview with Asia Blog, Binaifer Nowrojee, OSF’s regional director for Asia, reflects on the nation’s journey over the last 20 years.

Video: Why George Soros Considers Himself 'Typhoid Mary' in China

George Soros speaking at Asia Society in New York on April 30, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Billionaire George Soros discusses the hostile atmosphere toward civil society in China, and how authorities make it difficult for philanthropists like him to help those in need.

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.

Interview: What Does it Take to Be a Philanthropist in China?

John D. Rockefeller Sr. and John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1925. (Rockefeller Archive Center)
Current Affairs

Chinese philanthropy is growing rapidly but still isn't equipped to address long-term challenges, says the president of the China Medical Board. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Thursday, June 5.

Interview: Sending 'Bundles of Joy' to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

A woman smiles after receiving a bag of relief items from Bundles of Joy in Tugbong, a barrio situated in the municipality of Kananga, Leyte, Philippines.
Policy

"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.

Forbes Names Asia Society Co-Chair Ronnie Chan 'Hero of Philanthropy'

Asia Society Co-Chairs Henrietta Fore (L) and Ronnie Chan (R) at the opening of Asia Society's Hong Kong Center on February 9, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Business

Chan was chosen in part for driving fundraising for Asia Society's "gleaming new building in Hong Kong," and donating $1.3 million from his own wallet.

Indian Bill Gates Launches Billion Dollar Endowment Fund

Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India, at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 31, 2009. (Image via Wikipedia)
Policy

What does India need to do to diminish the divide between social classes?