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'Forum Wider Than the G8' Needed to Address Sustainability Issues

Anti-G8 activists hold globes reading 'Hello G20? This is the rest of the world' as they take part in a demonstration, on May 21, 2011 in Le Havre, northwestern France, to denounce last week's G8 summit in Deauville, France. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

This is the first installment of Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable, a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?

Najam Sethi: Pakistan Deadly Place for Press [UPDATED]

Pakistani journalists protest the killing of Wali Khan Babar, a reporter with local television channel Geo News, during a rally in Karachi on Jan. 14, 2011. Babar was believed to be yet another victim of ongoing targeted killings on Jan. 13 in Karachi. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Friday Times Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi says journalists are both part of the problem and the solution in Pakistan.

Harney: 'Japan's politicians are failing the country' [UPDATED]

A girl holds her petition to ask the education ministry to protect children from radioactive contamination at Fukushima prefecture during a rally at the Education Ministry in Tokyo on May 23, 2011. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Politicians in Tokyo are lollygagging and bickering over partisan issues instead of offering practical ideas for rebuilding the devastated regions," says Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney.

Interview: Author of Intolerant Indian Calls for 'Conscious Celebration of Diversity'

Muslim women from Indian state of Gujarat shout anti-government slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 28, 2010 against the discrimination, exclusion and persecution of Muslims. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Veteran Indian journalist Gautam Adhikari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, June 2, to discuss his new book, The Intolerant Indian: Why We Must Rediscover A Liberal Space.

Lawsuit in French Court Shows Uzbekistan Mindful of Its Image

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov addresses UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2010. A lawsuit currently in French courts reveals Karimov's family to be sensitive about his being referred to as a
Policy

The word "dictator" sets off a fit of pique on an international stage. 

Shaolin Martial Artists Dazzle Asia Society with Acrobatic Display

A disciple from the Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters on the Asia Society stage in New York on May 23, 2011. (Slideshow and video below.)
Arts

For one night in New York, a legendary martial arts discipline takes center stage. 

Asia Society Online Looking for Technical Intern

Three exciting new internship opportunities are available with Asia Society's online team.
Education

Three internship opportunities with the award-winning online team at Asia Society. 

Their Kung Fu Is Good: Shaolin Monks at the Asia Society!

Do not pick a fight with these men: Monks from the Shaolin Temple, appearing at Asia Society New York on May 23, 2011. (Courtesy Shaolin Temple)
Arts

Legendary martial arts master put their discipline in context on the Asia Society stage. 

Cross-Cultural Hybrid 'Angel in the Slums' Lands on Asia Society Stage

Scene from <i>Angel in the Slums</i>, playing at Asia Society New York on Saturday, May 21. (Courtesy the artists)
Arts

A cross-cultural theatrical hybrid depicts the situation of Chinese immigrants living and working in industrial Italy. 

After Bin Laden, Don't Give Up on Pakistan

Displaced by the Pakistan Army's 2009 offensive against the Taliban in Swat, a young girl waits for food rations at the Chota Lahore relief camp in Swabi, Pakistan. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Policy

Hassan Abbas, Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow, writes for CNN.com