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NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 — Thought leaders across Asia-Pacific convened at the 39th Williamsburg Conference in Singapore to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the region. (8 min., 47 sec.)

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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari describes the conditions of his release from Iran's notorious Evin Prison in 2009.
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Journalist Maziar Bahari speculates about the "cynically pragmatic" motives behind Iran's nuclear program.
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Journalist Maziar Bahari discusses Iran's recent history, and his imprisonment there in 2009, with Jon Meacham.
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MUMBAI, May 24, 2011 — Indian economist Kaushik Basu discusses free markets vs. state intervention and the government's role in land acquisition. (4 min., 17 sec.)

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MUMBAI, May 18, 2011 — India expert David Malone talks to Swapan Dasgupta about the country's lack of foreign policy strategy, relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan and it's United Nations ambitions.

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NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 - Journalist Gautam Adhikari makes the case that modern India survives by staying true to its identity as a secular, pluralist democracy. (4 min., 17 sec.)

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WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2011 — Asia Society Consultant and former Chief of Mission at the U.S.
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NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 - Journalist Gautam Adhikari discusses what he sees as rising extremism and intolerance in India with Frank G. Wisner. (1 hr., 18 min.)

Arts

NEW YORK, May 22, 2011 - Acclaimed Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul shares insights into his work and his sources of inspiration. (47 min., 11 sec.)

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NEW YORK, May 27, 2011 — Fresh off a trip to Bangkok, Asia Society Associate Fellow Duncan McCargo, the 2009 Bernard Schwartz Book Award winner, breaks down everything you need to know about the
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NEW YORK, May 22, 2011 - Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul discusses the film that won him the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d’Or in 2010. (13 min., 55 sec.)

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