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Award-Winning Journalist Ellen Barry on India's Missing Women Workers

Former Washington Post Managing Editor Marcus Brauchli presents Ellen Barry with the 2017 Oz Elliott Award prize. (Maria Baranova-Suzuki/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The New York Times South Asia bureau chief was awarded the 2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia.

Why the Rise of Robots Will Hit Developing Countries Hardest

Welding machine robots assemble automobile bodies at Toyota Motor's Tsutsumi plant. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Automation is eliminating manufacturing jobs around the world — and that may have dangerous side effects in the developing world.

'Everyone Knows That India Is a Hard Place for Women'

Girls arriving in Bangalore in June from rural villages for their new factory jobs. (Andrea Bruce/New York Times)
Current Affairs

The New York Times' Ellen Barry discusses her award-winning work examining why the country's women are dropping out of the labor force.

State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent AffairsPolicy

Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization. 

Photos: The People in Asia Who Don't Love Valentine's Day

Pakistani men protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Karachi on February 12, 2017.
Current Affairs

While the holiday has become hugely popular across Asia, some associate it with cultural or religious imperialism. 

The Sectors 'Ripe for Investment' in India

Mini Roy (L) and Rishi Chugh discuss investment in India at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Business experts discuss the economic and political trends affecting foreign investment in India.

Asian American Immigration in the Age of Trump

Malaysian activists hold placards during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration order outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 3, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

“I think there's tremendous fear in immigrant communities as a result of the election.” 

Could China's System Replace Democracy?

A local resident votes during elections in the village of Wukan on March 31, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The world may be turning from democracy — but the alternatives possess serious flaws.

Podcast: Donald Trump and Asia

As Donald Trump prepares to take power, he has some leaders in the Asia Pacific on edge. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The new American president ran a campaign that promised to dramatically shake up the U.S. role in the world. The Asia Society Podcast explores what this might mean for Asia.

Trump's Rumored India Ambassador Says Globalization Advances U.S. Interests

Ashley Tellis, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discussed President-elect Trump's Asia policy at Asia Society on November 10, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Appearing at Asia Society two days after Donald Trump's victory, Ashley Tellis also argued for protecting America's international order.