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Meet New Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in Photos and Videos

Josette Sheeran during an interview near carcasses of animals that died because of drought in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, on July 23, 2011. (WFP/Siegfried Modola)
Multimedia

One week ago today Asia Society named Josette Sheeran its new president. Sheeran, who takes office June 10, comes to Asia Society from the World Economic Forum, where she served as Vice Chair since 2011.

At Upcoming Obama-Xi Summit, Don't Expect 'Deliverables'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and then-Chinese-Vice-President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

Former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg and Asia Society Associate Fellow Susan Shirk offer their thoughts on the June 7-8 meeting in California.

Photo of the Day: Standing Tall in a Sea of Blue in Thailand

A striking rock crops up from the blue waters in Thailand on May 21, 2013. (Travel Photo/Flickr)
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A striking rock crops up from the blue waters in Thailand on May 21, 2013. (Travel Photo/Flickr)

Interview: 'I Care About Little Things,' Says Creative Visionary Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng.
Lifestyle

The pathbreaking, multitasking designer tells Asia Society, "I didn't want to be judged on the color of my skin but rather on the quality of my work."

Interview: Art Activist Hopes to Create 'Magic' with 10,000 Pink Balloons in Kabul

The
Lifestyle

On a surprise Saturday morning, 130 volunteers will distribute thousands of hot pink balloons to people on their way to work in Kabul.

Photo of the Day: Parked on the Water in Vietnam

Boats remain motionless on calm waters in Hue, Vietnam on May 23, 2013. (Hoang Giang Hai/Flickr)

Boats remain motionless on calm waters in Hue, Vietnam on May 23, 2013. (Hoang Giang Hai/Flickr)

Interview: Classical Violinist Jennifer Koh Finds Her Own Path to Music with Meaning

Violinist Jennifer Koh. (Juergen Frank)
Arts

The Chicago-born violinist has made a name for herself not only through her playing but through her unusually thoughtful approach to the classical repertory.

Photo of the Day: Grey Skies Over Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor looks overcast and grey on May 21, 2013. (Alex Leung/Flickr)
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Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor looks overcast and grey on May 21, 2013. (Alex Leung/Flickr)

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)
Lifestyle

The Daily Show correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.

Photo of the Day: Smiling in Class in China

A classroom full of children smile and listen attentively to their teacher in Jizushan, Yunnan Province, China on March 6, 2013. (James Moallem)
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A classroom full of children smile and listen attentively to their teacher in Jizushan, Yunnan Province, China on March 6, 2013. (James Moallem)