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In New York on Oct. 25, Alex Counts and Vikram Akula each address what role the need to make a profit plays in stimulating innovation. (4 min., 22 sec.)
Can the Profit Motive Improve Microfinance?
Opposing points of view address the issue of microfinance as a for-profit enterprise. more
Columbia University's Lydia Liu describes how the term "human rights" found its way from English to Chinese. (2 min., 36 sec.)
Words on the Move – Power, Politics, and Meaning
Leading scholars explore how translation alters the meanings of key words in political culture. more
Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his work with Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu in New York on Oct. 14, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
From Seascapes to Electric Shocks with Hiroshi Sugimoto
Acclaimed photographer discusses earliest inspiration and more recent attraction to scientific themes. more
Shirish Sankhe cites several common denominators for successful urban policy from around the world. (2 min., 5 sec.)
In India, Urban Planning a 'Blind Spot'
McKinsey's Mumbai director Shirish Sankhe shares big numbers projected for India's urban growth. more
In New York on Oct. 13, 2010, historian Frank Dikötter recounts the most upsetting surprise he found in researching China's famine. (1 min., 35 sec.)
A Great Leap Forward - Into a Moral 'Grey Zone'
Frank Dikotter's new research uncovers the darkest consequences of Mao's most notorious experiment. more

Artist Talk with Hiroshi Sugimoto (Complete)

Video: Artist shares insights into recent 'Lightning Fields' series. more
Deborah and James Fallows describe a culture of physical peril that they encountered during their stay in China. (2 min., 56 sec.)
Dreaming in Chinese
At times, China's rapid urban development left Deborah Fallows wanting to shout out, “Xiaoxin! [Be careful!]” more
L to R: Authors Mae Ngai and Aziz Rana speak with Ken Chen at Asia Society New York on October 7, 2010.
Chinese in America: Exclusion and Integration
Scholars Mae Ngai and Aziz Rana on how the story of Chinese immigration is the story of many immigrant groups in America. more
UB's Vijay Mallya shares some of the secrets behind Kingfisher Airlines' remarkable growth in New York on Oct. 6, 2010. (2 min., 49 sec.)
Mallya: Indian Consumers Spending on 'Upgrades'
CEO Vijay Mallya discusses his company's success in appealing to young Indian consumers through branding. more
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York City on September 22, 2010.
Luncheon with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina encouraged US investment in her country at a recent gathering at Asia Society's New York City headquarters. more