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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

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.

Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas's new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal border areas.

Photo of the Day: Winged Sentinel in India

A bird stands on the warning flag on the beach in Goa, India on May 24, 2014. (Rajib Ghosh/Flickr)
Multimedia

A bird stands on the warning flag on the beach in Goa, India on May 24, 2014. (Rajib Ghosh/Flickr)

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

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.

Lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Pact

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, on Capitol Hill, June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Lee Loong is on a six-day working visit to Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with ASPI, examines the impact of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement on its tenth anniversary and considers what it might mean for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Photo of the Day: A Puff of Pink in the Philippines

A swathe of pink clouds paint the evening sky in Malay, Philippines on June 2, 2014. (iloveglay/Flickr)
Multimedia

A swathe of pink clouds paint the evening sky in Malay, Philippines on June 2, 2014. (iloveglay/Flickr)

Interview: Bitcoin Advocate Claims Currency Comes With 'Power, But Also Responsibility'

A pile of Bitcoin keychains. (BTC Keychain/Flickr)
Current AffairsBusiness

Jehan Chu, founder of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, explains the "enormous power, but also responsibility" inherent in the digital currency. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong Center today, June 23.

Photo of the Day: Small Town Living in China

Two women pick leaves off of a green pepper vine in Chikan, a small town in China's Guangdong province, on May 30, 2014. (Peter/Flickr)
Multimedia

Two women pick leaves off of a green pepper vine in Chikan, a small town in China's Guangdong province, on May 30, 2014. (Peter/Flickr)

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
ArtsEducation

Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.