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How Durreen Shahnaz Became a Social Entrepreneur — Without Even Knowing It

Durreen Shahnaz speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Winter Meeting on February 10, 2015. (Juliana Thomas)
Current Affairs

The pioneering Bangladeshi businesswoman describes how "impact investing" can combine financial return with improving lives.

After the King: What's Next for Thailand?

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (L) is poised to replace his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyajev (R), atop Thailand's monarchy. Can he be a unifying force? (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The likely ascension of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to the throne raises uncomfortable questions for the Southeast Asian country.

Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on Stopping 'Honor Killings'

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy says Pakistani laws currently do not do enough to deter honor killings. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The director's Academy Award-winning documentary aims to change Pakistani laws that allow killers to go free.

Photos: Creating a 25,000 foot 'Vertical University' in Nepal

The ‘Vertical University’ will provide youth new avenues of place-based education from Koshi Tappu to Kanchenjunga, linking the formal Government curriculum with indigenous knowledge. (Nirman Shrestha)
Multimedia

Activist, lawyer, and rural-development worker Rajeev Goyal discusses an innovative plan to conserve Nepal's biodiversity.

Video: Karim Sadjadpour Sees 'Plenty of Room for Cooperation' Between US and Iran

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (R) and Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (L) meet at a hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on July 9, 2015. (Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

A leading researcher on Iran, Sadjadpour argues that Iran and the U.S. can work together once Iran sees itself as a state, not a cause. He will take part in a July 22 panel at Asia Society New York on Iran-U.S. relations.

Remembering Sabeen Mahmud, and Making Sure Her Voice is Not Silenced

Current Affairs

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski looks back at the life of Sabeen Mahmud, a member of the Asia 21 Young Leaders network who was tragically gunned down in Karachi on Friday.

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Offers Greater Hope for 'Truth and Justice'

A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds a photo of her son, who disappeared during the final stage of the Sri Lankan civil war, at a human rights protest festival on November 13, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The surprise election of opposition politician Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s new president may open the door for "genuine and long-term reconciliation," a Sri Lankan analyst argues.

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Upset Builds Expectations for Rule of Law

 Newspapers for sale at a stall in Colombo on January 10, 2015, leading with headlines about Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena. (Akruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

After nearly a decade of deteriorating democracy and judicial independence under outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan legal expert says it's time to reestablish individual rights and checks on power.

After Peshawar Attack, Warnings Against Chasing 'Wrong Demons'

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists rally for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Lahore on December 21, 2014. Al-Qaeda's regional branch on December 21 said its hearts were 'bursting with pain' over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Two Asia 21 Young Leaders call for major changes following last week’s attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, and warn against solutions that will not “alleviate the threat of future attacks.”

Malala Yousafzai: The Taliban 'Are Afraid of Women'

Yusra Sami Askari, in green, prepares Malala Yousafzai for an on-camera interview in Oslo. (Yusra Sami Askari)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Yusra Sami Askari reflects on her interview with the education activist — it was intended to focus on the Nobel Peace Prize, but was overshadowed by the Peshawar tragedy.