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A career in the Foreign Service can take you to new places every couple of years. (Mark Hatfield/iStockPhoto)
Building a Career as a Diplomat
Brad Evans talks about his work as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States government. more
L to R: Kathleen Stephansen, Jamie Metzl, and William R. Rhodes at Asia Society's task force report launch event in New York on Mar. 23, 2011.
New Threats to the World Economy
Experts specify measures to counter growing economic nationalism, protectionism at New York launch event. more
The Harvard historian says the Indian Ocean is "an interregional arena of political, economic and cultural interaction."
19th-Century Migrations and the Future of Asia
Harvard historian argues that large-scale migrations will affect Asia in the future as much as they have in the past. more
Professor Snow Barlow, Agriculture and Food Systems; Dr. Robert Zeigler, International Rice Research Institute; Professor Craig Pearson, Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, in Melbourne, 29 July 2010. (M. Hinze, Asialink / Asia Society AustralAsia Centre)
A Second Green Revolution
Rice expert calls on Australia to help foster the next generation of agricultural breakthroughs. more
Task Force principal advisor C. Peter Timmer shares report findings at the Ford Foundation in New York City on Sept. 27, 2010. (2 min., 32 sec.)
Partnering for Food Security in Asia
A newly released Asia Society/IRRI Task Force urges partnerships to address hunger and poverty in Asia. more
David Breashears offers side-by-side comparisons documenting the loss of ice on the Himalayan glacier at Asia Society New York on July 14, 2010. (3 min., 13 sec.)
The Vanishing Himalayan Glaciers
David Breashears, Bill McKibben, and other experts discuss the alarming loss of ice on the Himalayan glaciers. more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il inspecting a newly-built apartment complex in Pyongyang, North Korea, in an undated image released in October 2009. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
Trading with Kim
A report finds that the way to Kim Jong Il's heart is through his market. more
The panel discussion at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on Oct. 5, 2009. (Asia Society Northern California)
Prospects for Chinese Democracy Aren't Good, Panel Says
China's economic success may have an unintended consequence: the weakening of calls for democracy. more
Chinese Cinderella illustrated by Ed Young.
Twice Upon a Time: Multi-Cultural Cinderella
Teach Cinderella stories from around the world--in an interdisciplinary way. more
Tabla. Illustration: Jayesh/
World Rhythms: Tabla
Learn about a double drum that's found in cultures throughout the world. Through this flexible lesson, learn about the mechanics, methods, and musical qualities of a tabla by creating a "tube-la" in class. more