NEW YORK, February 23, 2009 - Fiction writers Daniyal Mueenuddin and Mohsin Hamid discuss their own and each other's work, writing, and their complicated relationships with Pakistan, their native country. (1 hr., 17 min.)
Panelists R. Scott Greathead, Jamie Metzel, Emily Parker, and Minky Worden discuss the 2008 Beijing Olympics within an international context, and how the Games are being reformed by internal and external pressures.
Author Simon Winchester talks with China scholar John Major about his book, The Man Who Loved China, and the book's subject, Joseph Needham— a British scientist who eventually became the Western world's preeminent Chinese scholar.
Speakers Tim Brown, Suzanne DiMaggio, Frika Chia Iskandar, Mahmuda Islam, Chakravarthi Rangarajan, JVR Prasada Rao, and John Tedstrom preset the findings of the first report of the Independent Commission on AIDS in Asia.