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Interview: Modi's India Could Be a 'Less Caring Society,' Says Stanford Scholar

Current Affairs

In Narendra Modi's India, argues Stanford Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, "structural violence" may replace "open violence" toward Muslims and other minorities. Hansen participates in an Asia Society Northern California panel on Modi's India later today.

John Kerry + Guitar + China's Great Hall of the People = Smart Diplomacy

Education

The merger of the U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-people Exchange with the Strategic and Economic Dialogue makes perfect sense, writes Asia Society's Jeff Wang.

Before His Detainment Today, Jose Antonio Vargas on Why 'the Media Has Largely Failed' Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas appeared onstage at Asia Society New York following a screening of his film
Current Affairs

As talks on Capitol Hill to overhaul the immigration system have fizzled out in recent months, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has embarked on a mission to educate the American public about its surging immigrant population and the cracks within its immigration laws.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Photos: A Look Inside the Chinese Factories That Make Your July 4 Fireworks

A worker puts together firework shells. (Epic Fireworks/Flickr)
Multimedia

Most of the fireworks exploding in the U.S. skies this weekend will have come from China, the world's largest producer and exporter.

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).
Current AffairsBusiness

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.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.

Complete Text of Ban Ki-moon's Address, 'Crisis in Syria: Civil War, Global Threat'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Asia Society in New York on Friday, June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

"The immediate priority of the United Nations in Syria is to end the violence," the United Nations Secretary-General said Friday, June 20, 2014, at Asia Society in New York.

Interview: 'Brave Women Made Our Work Possible,' Says WSJ South Asia Bureau Chief

In response to the recent gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in the state of Uttar Pradesh, activists shout slogans in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on May 31, 2014. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"For women in villages, traditional codes of conduct can still trump the laws of the state," says Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Gordon Fairclough of the Wall Street Journal.

Interview: AP's Dogged Reporting Challenges 'Good-News Narrative' in Myanmar

Roshida Moud, 12, is held by his father as the latter explains that his son was hit in the head with a stone during the Rakhine violence in 2012, in Sittwe, Myanmar, on May 6, 2014. (Andre Malerba/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"We do not expect the situation for the Rohingya to improve," says an AP journalist who covered some of the most shocking sectarian conflict in Myanmar. "In fact, things will probably continue to get worse."