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A 'Committee of 100' Builds Bridges Between Two Giants

Asia Society Trustee Lulu Wang at the Asia Society
Education

Leading Chinese Americans band together to find areas of common interest between the United States and China.

Expert: Australian Students in Dark as China Century Dawns

Ready or not? (torres21/flickr)
Education

Is the next generation receiving an adequate education?

Singapore Home Cooking, From One Who Knows

Cheryl Tan speaking at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Washington on April 2, 2011.
Lifestyle

A prodigal daughter delves into the origins of Roti John, "gambling rice," and other culinary treats. 

Ayesha Haroon on Pakistan's Education Gaps: 'It's Criminal'

Ayesha Haroon
Education

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayesha Haroon appeared on "The Platform," a joint Voice of America/Express 24/7 news program focusing on Pakistan.

Ai Weiwei's Detention a 'Shift Back to the Post-Tiananmen Square Atmosphere'

Melissa Chiu
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu recently took part in a discussion featured on the New York Times' Room for Debate page entitled "Ai Weiwei and the Artist's Role in China."

Video Highlights: Joseph Lelyveld Discusses Gandhi

Biographer Joseph Lelyveld discusses the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2011.
Lifestyle

Joseph Lelyveld discussed his controversial new Gandhi biography at the Asia Society in New York on April 7.

The Power of Technology in Schools

This student can get an excellent education, even without a school. (justanotherpumpkin/Creative Commons)
Education

Poor communities around the world are turning to educational technology to leapfrog into the global knowledge economy.

Melissa Chiu: Ai Weiwei's 'Activism Different From His Art'

Pedestrians walk past a plainclothes policeman (R) standing in front of the entrance to the studio of outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing on April 8, 2011. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Artlog Magazine published a roundtable discussion on the detained Chinese artist.

Listen: Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei 'A Perfect Storm'

Ai Weiwei in November 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Melissa Chiu, Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York, talks to the KCRW's "To The Point" program about artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who is being held by Chinese authorities on charges of "economic crimes."

Carol Gluck: After Quake, Japan's PM Walking 'Knife Edge'

Columbia University professor Carol Gluck speaks at a town hall on the Japan crisis at Asia Society in New York on April 4, 2011.
Policy

Listen to the Columbia University professor and Japanolgist's comments from Asia Society's town hall meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011.