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Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

TK (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics


Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

The Death of Pakistan's 'Living Saint'

Pakistani supporters of Abdul Sattar Edhi hold candles during a candlelight vigil in his memory in Lahore on July 10, 2016. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who died on Friday at 88, rose above his country's divisions.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Talks Banking, Politics, and Surviving an Assassination Attempt

Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society

Appearing in conversation with Josette Sheeran at Asia Society on Tuesday, Shaukat Aziz reinforced his belief that free trade would help foster peace in the volatile region.

Interview: Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Pivotal Transformations'

Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat on April 9, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The Washington Post reporter and Osborn Elliott Prize winner discusses how the country has — and hasn't — changed in the 15 years since 9/11.

The Lahore Literary Festival: Bringing Pakistan's Celebration of Arts and Culture to New York

The Pakistani signer Zeb Bangash performs on the opening night of the Lahore Literary Festival at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

The two-day event offers a rejoinder to the country's reputation for political instability and extremism.

Podcast: Women Confront 'Honor Killing' in Pakistan

Protestors speak out against
Current AffairsMultimedia

In the sixth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses violence against women who supposedly shame their family.

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: What to Look For

Paul J. Richards/AFP Photos

In an AsiaConnect call on Friday, Dr. Gary Samore discussed the role of Asia in preventing nuclear terrorism, containing North Korea, and other subjects.

Treatment of Asians at the Oscars: 'Antithesis of Progress'

Children represent accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A segment resurfacing Asian stereotypes obscures an equally troubling problem: the lack of good roles in Hollywood.