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Asia 21: Keynote Conversation with Dr. Sanduk Ruit

SEOUL, December 09, 2016 — Dr. Sanduk Ruit, co-founder of Himalayan Cataract Project and developer of a procedure that's helped restore vision to thousands of impoverished people around the world, discusses his personal journey. Shalini Mahtani, founder of The Zubin Foundation and Hospital Advisor, led the conversation at the 2016 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit. (25 min., 45 sec.)


Policy
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New York
Former high-ranking North Korean official Ri Jong Ho says North Korea's leader had some strong words for China's president at an internal meeting.
Policy
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New York
Ri Jong Ho, a prominent North Korean defector, provides insight about Kim Jong Un's view of the world.
Current Affairs
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New York
Writer and college instructor Michael Meyer explores why fewer university students seem interested in moving to Asia in comparison to 20 years ago.
Current Affairs
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New York
The veteran China writer discusses his new book with the New Yorker's Jiayang Fan.
Policy
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Washington DC
Rhodium Group founding partner Dan Rosen explains why the China Economic Dashboard is so valuable.
Policy
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New York
Kishore Mahbubani argues that the engagement by ASEAN was crucial in facilitating Myanmar's move from military to civilian rule.
Policy
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New York
Kishore Mahbubani and Daniel Russel discuss the U.S. relationship with Southeast Asia.
Policy
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Washington DC
Asia Society convenes experts to discuss the launch of a tracker on China's economic reforms.
Arts
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New York
Uli Sigg participates in a discussion about his famous collection of Chinese art.
Current Affairs
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Hong Kong
Gary Liu, chief executive officer of the South China Morning Post, discussed the digital transformation of the news industry and how social media networks change
Lifestyle
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Northern California
Guests at the inaugural "Country Spotlight" were treated to South Korean food, cooking demonstrations, and an operatic performance.
Policy
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Washington DC
Two seasoned diplomats discuss regional security in Asia.