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Video: Small Hands Go to Work to Help Japan

Lifestyle

See how schoolchildren at P.S. 154 in Brooklyn, New York, participating in Students Rebuild's Paper Cranes for Japan project, got to work folding paper cranes.

NPR: Do Asians Lack the Charisma to Lead?

Is former Washington governor — and future Ambassador to China — Gary Locke the exception to the rule? (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Education

University of California-Riverside psychology professor Thomas Sy discusses his recent study that identifies stereotypes that exist in the American workplace.

Boston Globe Art Critic Sebastian Smee Wins Pulitzer Prize

<i>Boston Globe</i> art critic Sebastien Smee speaking in the <i>Globe</i> newsroom on Apr. 18, 2011. (Boston.com)
Arts

Sebastian Smee, art critic for The Boston Globe, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism yesterday.

Asia Society on PBS: How to fix America’s education system?

Vishakha Desai on PBS.
Education

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai was one of six experts interviewed recently for a segment on PBS's weekly Need to Know program.

Three Asia Society projects honored in 15th Annual Webby Awards

Lifestyle

The China Boom Project, Homeland Afghanistan and Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool were all Official Honorees in the Oscars of the internet.

Abdullah Abdullah: 'Current Government in Afghanistan' US's Main Challenge

Abdullah Abdullah. (Shah Marrai/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow and former Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah spoke at the Asia Society in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 11, 2011.

New York Times Asks: 'Is Racial or Religious Profiling Ever Justified?'

A man holds a sign against racial profiling during a protest with community and faith leaders from Arizona in front of the White House on July 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas debates the topic with author Asra Nomani.

Video: Behind the Scenes with Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer

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Behind-the-scenes video of the acclaimed musician reveals a longing to connect with his heritage. 

Carol Cassidy Brings Laotian Silk Weaving to Asia Society New York

Silk
Lifestyle

AsiaStore hosts the founder of Lao Textiles, showing off her latest wares.

Orville Schell: 'Tarnished' U.S. Needs to Learn How to Work With a More 'Combative' China

An onlooker holds the US and China flags as US President Barack Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 19, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The prominent journalist, author and Arthus Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations on China's rigid response to recent protests.