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Before His Detainment Today, Jose Antonio Vargas on Why 'the Media Has Largely Failed' Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas appeared onstage at Asia Society New York following a screening of his film
Current Affairs

As talks on Capitol Hill to overhaul the immigration system have fizzled out in recent months, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has embarked on a mission to educate the American public about its surging immigrant population and the cracks within its immigration laws.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Video: Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success, and Who She'd Like to Fistfight

Arianna Huffington talks with Josette Sheeran at Asia Society's President's Forum event in New York on June 26, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsLifestyle

Media magnate Arianna Huffington spoke with Asia Society's Josette Sheeran about a wide range of topics spanning politics, economics, culture, media, and her latest book.

Interview: Arianna Huffington Sees 'Huge Opportunity in Asia' for Her Digital Brand

Arianna Huffington speaks at the 2014 Commerce & Creativity Conference in Montreal. (Charles William Pelletier/Flickr).
Current AffairsBusiness

Ahead of her June 26 talk at Asia Society New York, the media entrepreneur explains how, with remarkable speed and success, she's been able to expand into Asia.

Interview: Bitcoin Advocate Claims Currency Comes With 'Power, But Also Responsibility'

A pile of Bitcoin keychains. (BTC Keychain/Flickr)
Current AffairsBusiness

Jehan Chu, founder of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, explains the "enormous power, but also responsibility" inherent in the digital currency. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong Center today, June 23.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.

Reporting from Asia, 'Oz Prize' Winners, Finalists Overcame Multiple Challenges

L to R: Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal reporter Preetika Rana, Jason Szep of Reuters, and New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta at Asia Society New York on June 18, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Reuters reporters Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall were honored at an event that highlighted both the difficulties and the rewards of long-form investigative reporting in Asia.

Interview: Ian Bremmer on Asia's Place in a 'G-Zero World'

Eurasia Group president and founder Ian Bremmer.
Current AffairsPolicy

"The implications of a vacuum of global leadership are enormous," says Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer. "It’s already playing out today." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on June 24.

Interview: Covering the Plight of Myanmar's 'Stateless' and 'Vulnerable' Rohingya

Rohingya women wait to be treated outside a clinic in the Dar Paing refugee camp on May 6, 2014 in Sittwe, Myanmar. (Andre Malerba/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Pent-up grievances are being unleashed," say Reuters journalists of the sectarian violence in Myanmar. For its coverage, Reuters won Asia Society's 2014 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism in Asia.

Interview: 'Brave Women Made Our Work Possible,' Says WSJ South Asia Bureau Chief

In response to the recent gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in the state of Uttar Pradesh, activists shout slogans in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on May 31, 2014. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"For women in villages, traditional codes of conduct can still trump the laws of the state," says Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Gordon Fairclough of the Wall Street Journal.