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Interview: Philippines Social Entrepreneur Illac Diaz Listens to, and Learns from, Local Talent

Filipino children holding the lamp designed and circulated by Illac Diaz's Liter of Light Foundation. (Liter of Light)

"There are solutions that can be done now, by combining what two human hands can do, multiplied by millions of those willing to help," the Liter of Light founder tells Asia Society. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California December 10.

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character

"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC.

Interview: Director Previews 'Studio Visit, on a Communal Scale' for Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014

Bavand Behpoor, from

Asian Contemporary Art Week Director Leeza Ahmady offers a glimpse of what to expect from the Week's signature event — a two-day forum at Asia Society New York on October 26 and 27, 2014.

Interview: Lahore's Last 'Lollywood' Poster Artist Looks Back on a 50-Year-Career

Lollywood poster artist Sarfraz Iqbal in his Lahore studio in September 2014. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)

Pakistan's national film industry may have gone into decline, but painter Sarfraz Iqbal is still a consummate, busy professional.

'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

Kirk Pedersen,

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too."

Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah Defines 'Global Competence'

Education activist Dr. Tererai Trent is the keynote speaker at Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning Conference in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 2014.

Education activist and "favorite" guest of Oprah Winfrey Dr. Tererai Trent talks to Asia Society in advance of her keynote at the Partnership for Global Learning Conference on June 27, 2014.

Interview: Arianna Huffington Sees 'Huge Opportunity in Asia' for Her Digital Brand

Arianna Huffington speaks at the 2014 Commerce & Creativity Conference in Montreal. (Charles William Pelletier/Flickr).
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Ahead of her June 26 talk at Asia Society New York, the media entrepreneur explains how, with remarkable speed and success, she's been able to expand into Asia.

Interview: Chinese Minority Cultures 'Pop Up' to Life in Vibrant Artist's Books

This spread from visual artist Colette Fu's new pop-up book

In her remarkable new pop-up book, visual artist Colette Fu re-imagines the vibrant cultures of ethnic minorities in China's Yunnan Province.

Interview: What 250 Years of Chinese History Shows About the Future


Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire, talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.

Interview: Author Pankaj Mishra on the Modernization of Asia

Pankaj Mishra (R), author of

"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.