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Podcast: Mohammed Hanif and the Explosive Case of Karachi

Mohammed Hanif
Arts

Mohammed Hanif is the pride of literary Pakistan these days, but he is warning us that the arts and liberated media in Pakistan all live in something of a bubble.

Watch: Henry Kissinger on The Colbert Report

Policy

The controversial diplomat, who turned 88 last month, mentioned Mao Zedong's sarcastic side, said he didn't believe this was the "Chinese century" and explained why he stopped playing chess with his grandson. 

Interview: Irshad Manji on 'Keeping Faith' and 'Ditching Dogma'

Irshad Manji (Jimmy Jeong)
Arts

Self-described "reformist Muslim" Irshad Manji, who will appear at Asia Society in New York on June 16, discusses her new book Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom.

Interview: Author of Intolerant Indian Calls for 'Conscious Celebration of Diversity'

Muslim women from Indian state of Gujarat shout anti-government slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 28, 2010 against the discrimination, exclusion and persecution of Muslims. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Veteran Indian journalist Gautam Adhikari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, June 2, to discuss his new book, The Intolerant Indian: Why We Must Rediscover A Liberal Space.

Interview: Author Zha Jianying on Grappling With a Rising China

Photo of Zha Jianying by Alexander Zolli.
Arts

Zha Jianying will be appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Monday, May 16 to discuss her new book Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China.

Video: Peter Bergen Argues Pakistan Too Big to Fail

In New York on May 5, 2011, Peter Bergen reflects on his meeting with Osama bin Laden and discusses the future of al Qaeda with Joe Klein. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))
Policy

Video: Peter Bergen discusses meeting bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Middle East protests, Pakistan's role, and the future of Afghanistan at Asia Society. 

Peter Bergen Lands Osama Bin Laden Manhunt Book Deal

Peter Bergen, second from right, with Osama bin Laden in 1997.
Lifestyle

The CNN analyst is appearing at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
Arts

In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.

Video Highlights: Joseph Lelyveld Discusses Gandhi

Biographer Joseph Lelyveld discusses the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2011.
Lifestyle

Joseph Lelyveld discussed his controversial new Gandhi biography at the Asia Society in New York on April 7.

Gandhi Biographer: 'I Aim to Be Provocative, Not Offensive'

Joseph Lelyveld and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Lelyveld photo by Janny Scott)
Lifestyle

Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld, appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 7, adds that he never used the word "bisexual" in his new book Great Soul.