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Video: Asia Society Leaders Discuss Arrival of Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai and Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl spoke recently to the Philippines Presidential Broadcast Staff about the imminent arrival of current Philippines president Benigno S. Aquino III, a charismatic new leader who says he is committed to rooting out government corruption in his country. Metzl also referenced Manila's key role as a U.S.

Fish Amok, Cambodia's National Dish

Food & Recipes

In summer 2011, food blogger Eva Thorne travelled to Phnom Penh to learn how to make fish amok, the national dish of Cambodia.

As Thorne says, "Fish amok is a sublime fish curry custard that is steamed in banana leaves. It's elegant, moist and flavorful."

A complete recipe with ingredients follows the instructional video below.

 

Video: Eva Thorne in Phnom Penh (1 min., 59 sec.)

Podcast: Imtiaz Alam: So You Want to Be a Journalist in Pakistan…

The late Saleem Shahzad pictured on the cover of a report edited by Imtiaz Alam.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Podcast: Kamil Khan Mumtaz: Back from a Modernist Hell

Kamil Khan Mumtaz at home in Lahore, summer 2011.
Arts

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Poetic Threads: Rebuilding Communities Through Crafts

Hand embroidered textile from Pakistan. (Poetic Threads of Pakistan)
Lifestyle

NEW YORK — This Thursday and Friday, designers Marisa Nicole and Mansoor Badshah of the group Poetic Threads of Pakistan will be at the Asia Society's AsiaStore from 12:30-3:30 pm to talk about traditional textile and jewelry arts of Pakistan.

Podcast: Salima Hashmi: In the Worst of Times, the Alchemy of Art

Salima Hashmi with her father, the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
Arts

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Education in a Post-9/11 America

Education

Ten years ago, a stateless terrorist network carried out the most devastating foreign attack on the United States from a remote mountain region in Central Asia. For the American education system, the ensuing lesson was that a rising generation needs to have a much more sophisticated understanding of the world.

But how has the education system changed in the post-9/11 world?

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: 9/11 and 'Pakistan's Schizophrenia'

Pakistani refugee childen depicted in <i>Children of the Taliban</i>. (sharmeenobaidfilms.com)
Policy

Everyone has a 9/11 story — where they were, who they were with, how they felt when they watched the planes hit the Twin Towers. When I look back at that time, I remember the stories that flooded international news: brave firefighters, the resilience of New York and the cunning face of a certain Osama bin Laden. It was a bizarre moment in history; the international community banded together in an unprecedented brotherhood that was based on mutual fear that no one was safe anymore.

Reflections on 9/11, 10 Years On

Two Buddhist monks pray in front of Ground Zero and the future One World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 8, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) )
Policy

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, AsiaSociety.org experts weigh in on the attacks and their aftermath.

Journalists Reflect on Covering China, Then and Now

Policy

It was 1979. China had established diplomatic relations with the U.S. and allowed the first U.S. bureaus into the People’s Republic, to present a more "open" China to the world.