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How Durreen Shahnaz Became a Social Entrepreneur — Without Even Knowing It

Durreen Shahnaz speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Winter Meeting on February 10, 2015. (Juliana Thomas)
Current Affairs

The pioneering Bangladeshi businesswoman describes how "impact investing" can combine financial return with improving lives.

After the King: What's Next for Thailand?

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (L) is poised to replace his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyajev (R), atop Thailand's monarchy. Can he be a unifying force? (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The likely ascension of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to the throne raises uncomfortable questions for the Southeast Asian country.

The Atlantic's Alex Wagner: Diversity More Than Just 'Ticking a Box'

(Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist discusses her Asian American background, the resonance of the immigration story, and why the media isn't to blame for Donald Trump.

Interview: Jeff Yang on What Hollywood Can Teach the Corporate World About Diversity

Shows like ABC's How To Get Away With Murder have injected greater racial diversity in television (Mitchell Haaseth/ABC)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The longtime media and cultural critic says that "pop culture is a step behind society, and brands are a step behind pop culture" in fomenting change.

How a Robust Media Has Transformed Afghanistan

Young Afghan children carry cow dung, to be used as fuel, as they walk on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Saad Mohseni describes how his country's spirited media scene has helped it recover from Taliban rule.

Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on Stopping 'Honor Killings'

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy says Pakistani laws currently do not do enough to deter honor killings. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The director's Academy Award-winning documentary aims to change Pakistani laws that allow killers to go free.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: My Films Aim to 'Spark Difficult Conversations'

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy tackles honor killings in Pakistan in her newest short subject film. (SOC Films)
Current Affairs

The renowned documentary filmmaker says her work aims to bring the world's marginalized communities in front of the international public.

Photos: Creating a 25,000 foot 'Vertical University' in Nepal

The ‘Vertical University’ will provide youth new avenues of place-based education from Koshi Tappu to Kanchenjunga, linking the formal Government curriculum with indigenous knowledge. (Nirman Shrestha)
Multimedia

Activist, lawyer, and rural-development worker Rajeev Goyal discusses an innovative plan to conserve Nepal's biodiversity.

Richard Holbrooke's 'Generational and Stylistic Differences' With President Obama

In this video, the filmmaker David Holbrooke engages in a Q&A about his film
Current Affairs

The late diplomat's son, the documentarian David Holbrooke, discussed his father's difficult relationship with the president at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

Why Maziar Bahari Wrote 'Then They Came for Me'

In this video, the journalist Maziar Bahari conducts a question-and-answer session in Hong Kong on December 3, 2015.
Arts

The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.