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Apology for Racial Insensitivity at Oscars Fails to Mollify Asian-American Community

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader and Asia Game Changer, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary last month. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society
Current Affairs

Actor George Takei called the mea culpa "a bland, corporate response."

Podcast: Taiwan's New Direction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (C) celebrates her victory in Taipei on January 16, 2016. (Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

In the fifth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we look at the implications of a new government on the island that may be less friendly toward Beijing.

How 'Global Citizenship' Education Can Fill the Skilled Workers Gap

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Education

"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Benefits Japan

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Policy

A panel discussion moderated by ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler characterized the trade agreement as a boon to Asia's second-largest economy.

Photos: Japan's 3/11 Tsunami, Then and Now

Interactive before and after photos show areas after they were hit by Japan's great tsunami in 2011, and how the same places look in today. (James Whitlow Delano)
Current AffairsMultimedia

James Whitlow Delano photographed scenes of devastation and destruction following the Japanese tsunami in March 2011. Five years later, he revisited the same places to see how things have changed.

Padma Lakshmi: 'I Finally Don't Care What People Think of Me'

Padma Lakshmi reads an excerpt from her new memoir at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, March 10. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

The model and 'Top Chef' host discussed her candid new memoir at Asia Society Thursday night.

Interview: Padma Lakshmi

(Inez & Vinoodh/Courtesy of HarperCollins)
Current Affairs

The model, actress, and television host talks about the healing powers of food — and what Asian foods we should all be eating.

The Arrival of Chinese-Style Nationalism in American Politics

The outcome of the Presidential election will have profound effects on U.S.-China relations. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

This election season observers note that candidates are touting an American-branded type of nationalism reminiscent of the Chinese while on the campaign trail.

#TBT: In 2010, Cosplayers Descend on Asia Society

On October 15, 2010, audience members join Japanese singer Reni Mimura onstage for a performance during a cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York. (Elaine Merguerian/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2010 cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York.

9/11 Survivor Recalls Unspoken Bond With Victims of Japan's Great Tsunami

Participants in exchanges between survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks and the 3/11 Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami share their stories at Asia Society in New York on March 8, 2016.
Current Affairs

In recent years, survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks have been meeting victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, yielding implications for disaster psychiatry. Two participants share their experiences.