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Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Policymakers shouldn’t be so quick to blame free trade for job losses without considering the bigger picture, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen. more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on as he arrives at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. (Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images)

Interview: Times of India Editor on Modi's Foreign Policy, One Year In

Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition. more
Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)

Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Nisid Hajari, author of the new book 'Midnight’s Furies,' discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16. more
Professor Michael Wesley, Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University

POLICY BRIEFING: The Challenge of Chinese Capitalism

Australia's leading international relations scholar, Professor Michael Wesley will discuss the Challenge of Chinese Capitalism at this exclusive roundtable. more
Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, part of a new commission that aims to strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions across the Asia-Pacific. more

Asia Must 'Come to Terms With History' to Move Forward

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission designed to help strengthen regional institutions compare Europe and Asia when it comes to confronting and moving beyond historical issues. more

Securing Peace in Asia: Time to Build an Asia-Pacific Community?

Thomas E. Donilon, Shivshankar Menon, Marty Natalegawa, and Wang Jisi discuss with Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd the future of regional governance in Asia. more
"Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), a new book by Nisid Hajari (L). (Author photo: Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings. more

Philippine Gold

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Asia Society Museum presents an exhibition of spectacular works of gold — including exquisite regalia, jewelry, functional and ritualistic objects, ceremonial weapons, and funerary masks — from collections in the Philippines and supplemented with objects from the United States.

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, on view in New York from September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016, showcases recently excavated objects that highlight the prosperity and achievements of the little-known Philippine kingdoms that flourished long before the Spanish discovered the region and colonized it.

The exhibition, which comprises approximately 120 objects from the tenth through thirteenth century, demonstrates sophisticated gold-working techniques developed during this period. The vast majority of works in the exhibition are on loan from the Ayala Museum and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gold Collection and have never been shown outside of the Philippines.

The exhibition is accompanied by a season of programming that highlights the richness and diversity of Philippine culture and current affairs, and explores its cuisine, performing arts, film, design, literature, and more.

This programming includes Filipino Design Now, an installation celebrating the artistic visions of renowned and emerging Filipino designers.

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NEW YORK, July 21, 2015 — In an Asia Society community event, Philippine Deputy Consul General Kira Azucena, Gala Benefit Committee Chair Loida Nicolas Lewis, and Ayala Museum Consulting Curator Dr. Nina Capistrano-Baker preview the upcoming fall exhibition 'Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms,' along with the Asia Society's Tom Nagorski, Rachel Cooper, Adriana Proser, Josette Sheeran, and Peggy Loar. (21 min., 40 sec.)

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Asia Society is pleased to present 'Philippine Gold,' a series of programs organized in conjunction with the dazzling Asia Society Museum exhibition 'Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms.'
Philippine Gold

Huffington Award Luncheon

Rice University President David W. Leebron has been selected for 2015. more