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Drew Thompson, Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at the Nixon Center, speaking in Washington on Mar. 15, 2011. (ASDC)
From Beijing, Myanmar and North Korea Could Not Be Further Apart
Experts contrast China's engagement with two of its neighbors, both pariah states. more
Nanjing University professor Xu Xin reflects on the historical ties between China, Judaism, and Jews in Washington on Mar. 11, 2011. (4 min., 7 sec.)
Jewish Communities in China: Kaifeng, Harbin, Shanghai
Did Jewish communities in China help pave the way for the country's modernization? more
Driving Global Innovations from Emerging Markets
"The West will meet the East in India and both will co-innovate new solutions for the entire world." more
L to R: Ghulam Sughra, Jianmei Guo, and Maria Bashir in Washington on March 9, 2011. (Asia Society Washington Center)
'Women of Courage' and What Inspires Them
After a State Department honor, three trailblazers reflect on motivations, challenges. more
Cindy Dyer of Vital Voice (L) and Global Centurion's Laura Lederer speaking after the documentary screening in Washington, DC on Feb. 23, 2011. (Asia Society Washington Center)
The Day Their God Died
A harrowing documentary brings the reality of child sex slavery to light for a Washington, DC audience. more
Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, speaking in Washington, DC on Feb. 24, 2011. (Asia Society Washington Center)
Prime Minister of Timor Leste on Democracy 'Process'
East Timor's independence leader emphasizes perseverance, forgiveness in DC address. more
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speaks about Islam in a multicultural world in Washington, DC on Feb. 25, 2011.  (Asia Society Washington Center)
Islam in a Multicultural World
Multiculturalism has been integral to the success of America and Malaysia, says Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. more
Robert Kaplan discusses his new book Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power at Asia Society Washington DC on Feb. 16, 2011.
The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
Robert Kaplan sees the Indian Ocean region as central to US foreign policy in the 21st century. more
L to R: Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Ajay Chhibber, and Jeni Klugman in Washington on Feb. 11, 2011. (Asia Society Washington Center)
UN: South Asia's Gender Gap
A new UNDP Human Development Report finds South Asia lagging in gender equality. more
L to R: Musicians Rajendra Karn, Prem Raja Mahat, Danny Knicely, and Tara Linhardt celebrated the musical marriage between Nepal and Appalachia in DC on Dec. 7, 2010. (Szuhan Chen/Asia Society Washington Center)
A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya
What do Nepal and Appalachia have in common with two Virginia bluegrass musicians Danny Knicely and Tara Linhardt? more