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Dr. Lobsang Sangay, newly elected Kalon Tripa (or Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government in Exile, discusses the contentious issues that will dominate his first year in office July 19, 2011 at the Asia Society in New York. (90 min., 39 sec.)
Defining a 'Middle Path' for Tibet and China
Lobsang Sangay, newly elected Kalon Tripa (or Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government in Exile, spoke July 19, 2011, at Asia Society in New York about the new challenges and political responsibilities he inherits from the Dalai Lama. more
Taiwan Government Information Minister Philip Yang refrains from endorsing China's claims to the South China Sea in New York on July 12, 2011. (2 min., 57 sec.)
Negotiations With a Giant: Taiwan's 'Win-Win' Strategy
Taiwan's Information Minister emphasizes the necessity of "equal footing" in cross-strait relations. more
Hassina Sherjan (L) speaking with Michael Hanna (R) at Asia Society New York on June 23, 2011.
America's Next Moves in Afghanistan
As the U.S. accelerates its withdrawal from Afghanistan, panelists debate whether reconciliation with the Taliban is feasible, or even possible. more
A survivor wrapped in a blanket stands to look on tsunami-damaged town at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 13, 2011. (Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images)
Voices from the Ground: Civil Society Reports from Japan
A panel discussion focuses on post-tsunami Japan, and the path to reconstruction, on Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 pm. more

Creative Voices of Muslim Asia

A multidisciplinary initiative using the arts as a springboard to understand the diversity of Islam as a creative inspiration. more
Socially Conscious Designers at AsiaStore
Asia Store is hosting a showcase of socially conscious designers. Open Monday through Sunday. more
In New York on June 7, 2011, Maziar Bahari spoke of his 118-day imprisonment and the circumstances that led up to it. (3 min., 32 sec.)
Iran, Prison and Torture: One Family's Story
Imprisoned in Tehran's Evin prison, journalist Maziar Bahari was swallowed up into a Kafkaesque world of torture, confessions and ideological "truths." more
In New York on June 2, Gautam Adhikari argues that modern India survives by remaining a secular, pluralist democracy. (4 min., 17 sec.)
Gautam Adhikari Vs. 'The Intolerant Indian'
Veteran journalist argues India's founding ideals are under attack from several quarters. more
Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul discusses the film that won him the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d’Or in 2010. (13 min., 55 sec.) (Photo: Suzanna Finley)
Uncle Apichatpong Who Ruminates on the Past, Present and Future
Acclaimed Thai filmmaker opens up after a screening of his Palme d’Or winner 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' (2010). more
In New York on May 18, Najam Sethi explains why many Pakistanis see a potential cutoff in US aid as an empty threat. (1 min., 58 sec.)
Democracy is the Only Path to Reform in Pakistan
Experts from the U.S. and Pakistan discuss the findings in a new Asia Society report on Pakistan. more