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Zaafar Khan from Myanmar shows his UN High Commissioner for Refugees-issued ID on February 19, 2013, after being arrested on suspicion of trying to sail to Australia. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

On World Refugee Day, New Solution Needed for Asia's Uprooted Peoples

Asian governments need to create the conditions that will allow them to host foreign populations — whether political or economic refugees — within their borders. more
A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Vesak Buddhist Festival in Sri Lanka

A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images) more
Mr. Nizham Eshak speaking on Tourism in Malaysia.

Asia in My Pocket Series: Investing in Tourism

Speakers share their insights on investing in Tourism. more
L to R: David Malone with Bunty Chand, Executive Director, Asia Society India Centre, and Michael Siebert, Consul General, Germany. (Asia Society India Centre)

UN Official: How to Make Development Work

UN Under Secretary General Designate discusses "How We Might Think About Development" at ASIC breakfast. more
'India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State' by Gurcharan Das.

Why Does India Grow at Night?

Join Gurcharan Das, Sadanand Dhume and Adam Roberts for a discussion on how the corporate world and civil society can ensure our systems deliver with efficiency and regularity. more
Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka." more
"A Day in India" is the video short that condenses the Perennial Plate team's culinary adventures all around India into just under four minutes. (The Perennial Plate)

Video: 'Perennial Plate' Filmmakers Condense Culinary Odyssey Across India

Food writers and filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine trekked across India for their acclaimed web series "The Perennial Plate" — and have the viral hit to prove it. more
Ashutosh Varshney (L) and Pramit Pal Chaudhuri at Asia Society India Centre on Jan. 17, 2013. (Asia Society India Centre)

Ashutosh Varshney: On Dealing with Regional Identity

Brown University political scientist: "Geographically concentrated identities can no longer be erased." more
L: Ashutosh Varshney at Asia Society New York in 2009. R: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Regional Identity and Federalism in India

Ashutosh Varshney and Pramit Pal Chaudhuri discuss how regional identity has shaped the formation and efficacy of federalism in India. more
Beate Sirota Gordon in the Asia Society New York auditorium in 1987. (Mark Stern)

Remembering 'Iconic' Beate Sirota Gordon, 1923-2012

From 1970 to 1991, Gordon served as Asia Society's director of performing arts and then later director of performances, films and lectures. But Asia Society was just one chapter in a remarkable life. more