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Policy
Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Union Parliament and Lower House of Parliament of Myanmar discusses Myanmar's reform, the country's upcoming election, Western investment, and the building of a stable and prosperous country.
Article
Appearing in Washington, Thura Shwe Mann, speaker of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament and possible presidential candidate, discussed Myanmar’s upcoming elections, which could be the most important in the country’s history.
Blog Post
But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.
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Current Affairs
Open Society Foundations Chairman George Soros, in an hour-long conversation with Asia Society's Orville Schell, covers much of the globe and touches on politics, finance, philanthropy, and even philosophy.
Blog Post
In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.
Video
Policy
Thant Myint-U and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's upcoming elections and the country's shifting political atmosphere.
Blog Post
Are you a Dragon or a Guinea Pig? Is your planet Mars or Jupiter? And what does this all say about your personality? Use our interactive Myanmar astrology tool to find out.
Video
Policy
Priscilla Clapp, Tom Freston, and Thant Myint-U discuss Myanmar's historic democratic transition, and whether reforms have stalled.
Blog Post
Let the website 'Jungles in Paris' take you on a breathtaking tour of the ancient city of Bagan, the world’s largest collection of religious structures.
Blog Post
"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times.
Video
Arts
Myanmar's storied performance company brings a traditional zat pwe—combining music, dance, comedy, and acrobatics—to Asia Society's stage.
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Arts
Music scholar Kit Young delves into the history and culture behind Myanmar's "zat pwe," a hybrid tradition combining music, dance, comedy, and acrobatics.