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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
In New York on Apr. 27, 2011, Thai filmmaker Mingmongkol Sonakul reflects on the development of Thai cinema since the late 1990s. (10 min., 28 sec.) Watch video.
Filmmaker Mingmongkol Sonakul on Contemporary Thai Cinema
Fearless filmmakers make a fearless cinema, according to versatile director/producer. more
In New York on May 5, 2011, Peter Bergen reflects on his meeting with Osama bin Laden and discusses the future of Al Qaeda with Joe Klein. (13 min., 52 sec.)
Peter Bergen Envisions the World After Osama
Arab Spring and Osama bin Laden's death threaten Al Qaeda, says veteran journalist and CNN analyst. more
Weighing the transportation choices facing China, Senior Lecturer at MIT Frederick Salvucci describes the pernicious long-term effects of an automobile culture. (4 min., 15 sec.)
Greening the Chinese City: Automobiles Vs. the Rest
Can China's public transportation planning balance the rise in private car ownership in its cities? more