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Gurcharan Das: 'India Grows at Night'

Gurcharan Das, Jagdish Bhagwati and Vishakha Desai discuss Das's new book, which argues for a strong state role in Indian policy. more
Outside a sari-sari convenience store in the Philippines.

Interview: How Mobile Technology is Empowering the Philippines' Poor

Ibrahim 'Ibba' Bernardo, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, talks about spreading technology among small business owners in the Philippines and beyond. more
Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the "Responsible Investment in Myanmar's Future" program at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity." more

In 2012 it Was Full Speed Ahead on China's Rails

Asia Society ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways. more
The expert panel gathers for a photo before the discussion
Can US Companies Adopt a "Jugaad" Mindset?
On May 23, 2012 ASNC invited experts from Google and frog design to discuss jugaad. more
Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo. more