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'Forum Wider Than the G8' Needed to Address Sustainability Issues

Anti-G8 activists hold globes reading 'Hello G20? This is the rest of the world' as they take part in a demonstration, on May 21, 2011 in Le Havre, northwestern France, to denounce last week's G8 summit in Deauville, France. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

This is the first installment of Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable, a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

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.

Shyam Saran: US Must Tackle Pakistan's 'Long-Standing Policy of Using Cross-Border Terrorism'

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and implications for India at Asia Society New York on May 11, 2011. (5 min., 20 sec.)
Policy

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and India's role in the region. 

Listen: Columbia University Debate on the Future of China-India Relations

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L), is greeted by Chinese president Hu Jintao, on April 13, 2011 in Sanya, Hainan Province, China for the 2011 BRICS Summit. (Nelson Ching/Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl joined a panel of experts in the the event hosted by The Journal of International Affairs.

New Prime Minister for Tibetan Exiles has 'Deep Integrity, Sharp Mind'

Newly elected Prime Minister for Tibetans-in-exile Lobsang Sangay speaks at the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2009.
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl writes about close personal friend Lobsang Sangay.

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film <em>Mirza Ghalib</em> (1954).
Arts

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. 

Interview: Gordon G. Chang on Chongqing's 'Magic' and China's Coming 'Economic Turbulence'

Pedestrians pass a courtyard between high-rise apartments in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on January 28, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

The author and Forbes.com columnist moderates a discussion at Asia Society in New York entitled "Western China: China's Real Estate Frontier – The Development of Chongqing" on April 27, 2011.

Video: Behind the Scenes with Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer

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Behind-the-scenes video of the acclaimed musician reveals a longing to connect with his heritage. 

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.

The Power of Technology in Schools

This student can get an excellent education, even without a school. (justanotherpumpkin/Creative Commons)
Education

Poor communities around the world are turning to educational technology to leapfrog into the global knowledge economy.