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Offside (2006), directed by Jafar Panahi, screening at Asia Society New York on Feb. 26, 2011. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Asia Society Salutes Jafar Panahi, Silenced Iranian Auteur

Iran's Jafar Panahi is honored with a retrospective at Asia Society New York. more
US Sec. of State Hillary Clinton remembers Richard Holbrooke during address at Asia Society in New York on Feb. 18, 2011. (3 min., 29 sec.)
Clinton to Taliban: Dump al-Qaida or 'Face Consequences'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton restates, clarifies US commitment in Afghanistan. more
L to R: Hassan Abbas, Philip Oldenburg, and Kanchan Chandra at Asia Society New York on Feb. 15, 2011.
Democracy in India and Pakistan: A 'Contingency' Story
Experts discuss how neighbors such as Pakistan and India have evolved such different political cultures. more
L to R: Hassan Abbas, Jamie Metzl, and Michael Fenzel at Asia Society New York on Feb. 16, 2011.
Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Where Are We Now?
A US Army Colonel and a Columbia University professor discuss the best ways to build stronger, safer countries. more
Highlights from the Iran panel with (L to R) Suzanne DiMaggio, Alireza Nader, Gary Sick, and Kevan Harris at Asia Society New York on Feb. 10, 2011. (7 min., 15 sec.)
Missed Opportunities Thwart Progress on U.S.-Iran Relations
A panel of prominent experts discuss Iran and U.S.-Iran relations. more
Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim to speak at Asia Society in New York on February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm ET. Tune in for free live webcast.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim on Lessons for Asia from Egypt and Tunisia

Malaysia's opposition leader to speak at Asia Society in New York. more
In New York on Jan. 11, director Peter Sellars relates John Adams's Nixon in China to Mozart and musical history. (2 min., 48 sec.)
Peter Sellars: 'Nixon in China' and the Power of Music
The legendary opera director argues, "Music doesn't soften the message, it deepens it." more
In New York on Jan. 10, 2011, Thomas Friedman asks whether the US, compared with China, has lost its "can-do" spirit in the early 21st century. (3 min., 34 sec.)
Friedman: We Envy China's 'Reaganism'
The influential New York Times pundit voices his frustration with America's current direction. more
In New York on Jan. 5, architect Eugene Kohn and developer Vincent Lo cite positive recent trends in China's urban development. (3 min., 12 sec.)
Remaking the Chinese City: Expert Opinion on Shanghai's Development
China's cities are growing at a historically unprecedented rate - but at what cost to the quality of life? more
India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking by Anand Giridharadas. (Times Books, 2011)
Excerpt: Anand Giridharadas' 'India Calling'
This memoir by a young Indian American and International Herald Tribune correspondent recounts his "reverse migration." more