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Lawrence H. Summers on the Global Economy (Complete)

Larry Summers discusses the economy, globalization, and the impact of President Obama's re-election on the the global economy and explores the possibilities for the future with CNBC contributor Karen Finerman. more
Lawrence H. Summers onstage at Asia Society New York on December 5, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Summers: 'Disastrous' Fiscal Cliff Scenario Threatens U.S. Prestige, Security Worldwide

Lawrence H. Summers sizes up the chances for a deal in Washington — and also gives his version of the events depicted in "The Social Network." more

Philip Alston: 'Leaders Are Worried' on Rights

Ambassador Stephen Rapp and NYU Law Professor Philip Alston discuss enablement and accountability to champion human rights in Asia and the rest of the world. more

Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Asia (Complete)

Stephen J. Rapp, Philip G. Alston and Warren Hoge explore the lessons learned in the aftermath of civil strife in Asian countries. more

Hamid Dabashi: Humanism and Homelands

Highlights from Hamid Dabashi's overview of the Persian literary/poetic tradition. more

The World of Persian Literary Humanism (Complete)

Hamid Dabashi on his new book, which ranges across 1400 years of Persian literary culture. more
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Kim Jong Un a Geek, a Nerd, or a Dork — or Perhaps the Sexiest Man Alive?

What's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun. more
L to R: Sadia Yousaf, Batool Fatima, Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal and Qanita Jalil of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team, featured in the new documentary "The Other Half of Tomorrow." (Andreas Burgess)

Interview: 'Other Half of Tomorrow' Filmmakers Turn Lens on Pakistan's Women

A candid new documentary captures how women are in the vanguard of social change in Pakistan. more

Sheng Keyi: Literature Supersedes Politics

Novelist discusses her representations of ordinary women and defends Nobel Prize-winner Mo Yan. more

Sheng Keyi: A Voice for China's Women (Complete)

Novelist Sheng Keyi talks creativity and censorship with China File editor Susan Jakes. more