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Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI)
In a new partnership, Pacific Rim cities take the lead in promoting (and practicing) sustainable development. more
A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks on a street in Kabul on August 10, 2010. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Panel to Discuss the Future of Afghan Women

The Asia Society in Northern California will host a discussion on the challenges that women face in both Afghanistan and South Asia. more
William Klausner discusses Thailand's color-coordinated politics on June 14, 2010. (2 min., 4 sec.)
No End in Sight for Thai Political Conflict
William Klausner argues that the recent turmoil is the result of many unresolved tensions in Thai society—and that continued conflict seems almost inevitable. more
Tina Kim, Samson Koletkar, and Edwin Li share their perspectives on stand-up comedy in San Francisco on May 13, 2010. (4 min., 41 sec.)
Beyond 'Ching-Chong,' or The Changing Face of Comedy
Stereotyping is no laughing matter - but mothers will always be funny, say Asian American comedians. more
Dr. Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Amartya Sen and 'The Idea of Justice'
Nobel Laureate reaches back to ancient Hindu ideals to address India's present-day inequities. more
Navi Radjou at Asia Society New York on Jan. 28, 2010.
Navi Radjou: 'Made in India' for the 21st Century
Cambridge researcher outlines bold plans for kindling India's entrepreneurial spirit. more
Asia Society Northern California 7th Annual Dinner
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 more
The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by B.R. Myers (Melville House, 2010).
What North Korea Sees in the Mirror
If you want to understand how North Koreans perceive themselves, says B.R. Myers, study their propaganda. more
Tourists take in the view of the Forbidden City from atop Coal Hill in Jingshan Park, north of the former imperial palace on a smoggy day in Beijing on December 10, 2009. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
China’s Environmental Movement: A Journalist’s Perspective
Journalist Liu Jianqiang discussed his investigative stories on the ecological impact and displacement of people by China's hydroelectric projects. more
Tori Zwisler, founding executive director of the Jane Goodall Institute-Shanghai.
In China, Planting Trees to Make a Difference
Tori Zwisler, the leader of the Million Tree Campaign, discusses her career as a highly visible foreign environmentalist. more