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Interview: RISD President John Maeda Bridges Cultures and Disciplines

Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda. (Jon Kamen)
Education

Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda talks about what growing up Asian American taught him, being the "bridge" between disparate disciplines, and Twitter as his public diary.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Interview: Gisue Hariri on Her Persian Influences and Women in Architecture

Gisue Hariri (R) and Mojgan Hariri (L), sisters and co-founders of the multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Hariri & Hariri. (Karin Kohlberg)
Lifestyle

Gisue Hariri of Hariri & Hariri talks about how her Iranian childhood influenced her architecture, designing for Mozart's hometown, and what needs to be done to get more women into her field.

Video: Looking Back, Irish Korean War Veterans Revisit Battleground 60 Years Later

Irish veterans revisited a Korean battlefield in April 2013 through a program sponsored by South Korea's government. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Multimedia

As 12 Irish veterans of the Korean War return to South Korea 60 years after the end of the war, one of them reflects on his visit in an exclusive interview with Asia Society Korea Center.

Interview: New Philippines Senator 'Bam' Aquino IV Sets Sights on Growth for All

Paolo Benigno
Policy

Just elected to the Philippines Senate, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, a member of the inaugural class of Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders, outlines his political aspirations at the outset of his first term.

Interview: Pakistani Squash Star Maria Toorpakai Wins Victories On- and Off-Court

Maria Toorpakai, currently ranked #49 among the world's women squash players. (mariatoorpakai.com)
Lifestyle

The outspoken young athlete, a force for women's right to play sports, tells Asia Society, "Squash is a medium for me to make a positive change in the world."

Video: Orville Schell on the Upcoming Obama-Xi Presidential Summit in California

Orville Schell
Policy

As Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama prepare for their "casual" summit June 7-8 in California, we asked Orville Schell, director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, why this particular meeting is so important.

Interview: Linda Akutagawa on Fighting the Stereotype That Asian Americans Can't Lead

Linda Akutagawa. (Toyo Miyatake Studios)
Lifestyle

Akutagawa, president and CEO of Leadership for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP), points to Vera Wang, Jeremy Lin, Norm Mineta, Major General Tony Taguba, and Indra Nooyi as proof that Asian Americans are rising to the top.

Interview: Michael Chang on Teenage Stardom, Jeremy Lin and Tennis in China

Michael Chang returns a shot to Pete Sampras while playing an exhibition match at Stanford University on July 11, 2012. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Chang, who in 1989 became the youngest male player ever to win a Grand Slam tennis event, also talks about his most memorable match and the state of American tennis.

Gothamist's Jen Chung on Mourning the Intimacy of New York's Blog Scene

Jen Chung, co-founder of Gothamist.
Lifestyle

One of New York's original city bloggers talks about being called "gook" in high school, her favorite websites and restaurants — and pandas, of course!