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Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

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)
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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.

Video: Steven Chu Says Being a US Government Scientist Made Him 'the Jackie Robinson of Nerds'

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses China and clean energy with Orville Schell and Geoffrey Cowan in San Francisco on March 4, 2015. (Asia Society)
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Onstage in San Francisco, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy explains how, in certain respects, China utilizes clean energy better than the United States does.

Video: Kevin Rudd and Charlie Rose Discuss Whether China Can Dodge the 'Middle-Income Trap'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd (L) speaks with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Asia Society/Ellen Wallop)
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Speaking on “Charlie Rose,” the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute described the tough choice that China’s leaders must make about shrinking the state-owned enterprise sector.

Video: 'At the End of the Day, China Has North Korea's Back'

L to R: Barbara Demick, Hitoshi Tanaka, Evans J.R. Revere, and Victor Cha discuss security in Northeast Asia (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Panelists with expertise on Northeast Asia discuss relationships in the region and what security threats have arisen from North Korea and other issues.

Video: Kevin Rudd on India's 'Encouraging' Stance on Climate Change

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Interviewed in Delhi, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said, “What is very encouraging … is the language which we saw emerge from Prime Minister Modi, during President Obama’s visit, about India wanting to see a global agreement in Paris.”

Video: US and China Need 'Common Narrative' for Relationship, Says Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd (L) and Charlie Rose in conversation at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd shared this view, and many more observations about China and its place in the world, in a conversation with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society in New York on February 17, 2015.

When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.

Interview: Nick Lardy on the Politics of China's Economic Reform

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Ahead of his appearances at three Asia Society roundtable discussions in February, economist Nicholas Lardy discusses Xi Jinping's economic restructuring program and the prospect of rejuvenating market-driven growth.

Video: Kevin Rudd on How the US and China Are Correcting Their Trust Deficit

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The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.