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Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.
Current AffairsPolicy

In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.

Rudd: China, US Need 'Shared View of How the Two Powers Should Coexist'

Mel Wright/Foreign Policy Association
Policy

In a Financial Times op-ed, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd proposes that a framework for managing points of contention can help the U.S.-China relationship through “this challenging period of China’s rise.”

Interview: Nobel Laureate 'Scared' for Humanity as Earth's Climate Shifts

Professor Brian Schmidt, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. (TEDxSydney 2012/Enzo Amato)
Current AffairsSustainability

Astrophysicist Brian Schmidt, who appears on an Asia Society Hong Kong panel on April 22, says he's not sure if humanity has the discipline to confront climate change.

Video: Henry Paulson Discusses 'Certainty' of Financial Crisis in China and How to Manage it

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York.
Current AffairsPolicy

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary discusses how China should make its economy more open to competition in order to mitigate financial excesses.

Video: Former Defense Official Says Beware of Hawks Entering US-China Policy Debate

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2014.
Current AffairsPolicy

Michael Pillsbury argues that China is beginning to challenge the American “hegemony” and its interests in Asia.

Video: Henry Paulson on What China's Economic Reforms Mean for Foreign Companies

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York on Sept. 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz)
Current AffairsPolicy

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. has worked extensively with Chinese leaders, first as CEO of Goldman Sachs, then as U.S. Treasury Secretary. Ahead of his talk at Asia Society New York on April 13, hear his take on what's necessary for real economic reform in China.

#TBT: UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Onstage at Asia Society

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (R) speaks with Asia Society President Nicholas Platt at a President's Forum in New York in 1993. (Asia Society)
Policy

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Then-UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali speaks at Asia Society in 1993.

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Ahead of Asia Society Texas Center Exhibition, a Brief History of Chinese American Immigration

Chinese immigrant and new American citizen Yi Shu holds back tears after taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)
ArtsPolicy

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America opens this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center. In anticipation of the opening, here's a look at the history of Chinese immigration the U.S.

Video: How Shifting Demographics Can Be a Catalyst to Get Japanese Women Working

At an Asia Society New York panel discussion on March 16, Joanna Barsh and Henny Sender discuss the role of Japanese women in their country's economy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsBusinessPolicy

Japan is seeing a rapid decline in its working population — which could be an opportunity for companies to better utilize the advantages of female workers.