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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!

Interview: HGTV Designer Vern Yip on Career Choices, Clean Lines and Clutter

Vern Yip. (Parker Smith)
Lifestyle

The Hong Kong-born interior designer offers tips on how you can spruce up your place this summer and explains why he doesn't want any of his HGTV colleagues designing for him.

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)
Lifestyle

The Daily Show correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.

Video: What to Look for When Myanmar's Thein Sein Visits the White House

Policy

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations."

Video: Iron Man 3's China Push is Sign of Things to Come for Hollywood

Lifestyle

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth tells Huffington Post Live he expects Hollywood producers such as those that made Iron Man 3 to continue to look for ways to tap into China's growing moviegoing market.

Expert: Pakistan Election Outcome Hinges on Voter Turnout, Safety

Punjab police wait for the arrival of Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML) party, during the final day of campaigning at an election rally in Lahore, Pakistan on May 09, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan could win this weekend's election if voters come out in large numbers.