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Bernard Schwartz Book Award winner Dr. Brahma Chellaney at Asia Society New York on January 23, 2013.

Brahma Chellaney: Water the 'New Oil' of 21st Century

Water, says the winner of this year's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, is likely to be the source of both "wealth and conflict" in the 21st century. more
A photo taken on November 16, 2011 shows Chinese boats being chased after alleged illegal fishing in South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea. (Dong-A Ilbo/AFP/Getty Images)
Averting China's Fishing Wars
Escalating fishing conflicts are usually attributed to unsettled territorial and maritime disputes, but these conflicts are also deeply rooted in China's worsening fishing crisis. more
Via videoconferencing, Irena Salina joins an Asia Society India Centre audience in Mumbai on May 3, 2012.
FLOW Director: 'People Need to Fall in Love with Water Again'
Award-winning director Irena Salina joined Asia Society India Centre for a screening of her documentary 'FLOW: For the Love of Water.' 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
Focusing on rice will be the key to solving widespread hunger in Asia.
Never an Empty Bowl: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia
Task Force report authors offer concrete steps towards reducing hunger in Asia. 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
Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia trailer (1 min., 35 sec.)
Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia
Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute jointly developed a plan of action to address food insecurity and poverty in Asia, based on input from policy and scientific authorities. more
Excerpt: Henk-Jan Brinkman of the World Food Programme, on how even the "small shocks" of the food and financial crisis can adversely affect children's health. (2 min., 49 sec.)
Climate Change and Food Security: Irreversible Destiny?
Experts discuss the impact of climate change on food security, and what can be done. more
Water, energy, and the connection between the two was the topic of a Sept. 30 lecture by Professor Saleem H. Ali in Houston. (Jeff Fantich/Asia Society Texas Center)

The Yin and Yang of Water and Energy

Environmental scientist urges Houston energy firms to look to oceans. more
Saleem Ali, visiting fellow at Brookings Institution’s Doha Center; and professor of environmental planning and Asian studies, University of Vermont.
Securing Asia's Water Future
Leadership group discusses comprehensive water security strategy to avoid regional conflicts in Asia. more