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Aung San Suu Kyi's U.S. Visit: An Explainer

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a press conference after her visit to the International Labour Conference, Palais des Nations on June 14, 2012. (Violaine Martin/UN Geneva/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman explains the backdrop of Myanmar's most influential leader's trip to the United States.

How Nuclear Deterrence in North Korea Became 'A Game of Chicken'

(Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

An expert panel convened by Asia Society debated why a solution to Asia's most nuclear crisis remains elusive.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

A high-level panel convenes to discuss the ongoing challenges of combating antiquities looting. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The effort to safeguard cultural treasures from terrorist looting has become a high-priority international issue.

Alan Yang: Asian Americans in Hollywood Have 'A Long Way to Go'

Actor/writer Aziz Ansari (R) and writer Alan Yang accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the 'Master of None' episode 'Parents' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The co-creator of the Netflix show "Master of None" used his acceptance speech at the Emmy's to encourage Asian American representation in film and TV.

Interview: Emiko Saraswati Susilo on the Beauty of Indonesian Dance

Sara Gambina-Belknap
Arts

The choreographer, dancer, and vocalist discussed her upbringing and influences to Asia Society Northern California.

Seven Prominent Journalists Discuss Deteriorating Press Freedom in India

On February 17, 2016, Indian journalists shout slogans during a protest to condemn an assault on fellow media workers by lawyers at a court in New Delhi. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The journalists weigh in on recent incidents targeting the press and how the media landscape has shifted in their country in recent years.

Former U.S. Ambassador to China: 'Nobody Knows What China Policy Would Look Like Under Trump'

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord speaks at Asia Society in New York on September 15, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Winston Lord took a bleak view of current U.S.-China relations — and fears the current election is only making things worse.

Felix Ruano on Why Poor Communities Need a Global Understanding

Felix Ruano. (Asia Society)
Education

A Harvard student from a poor immigrant family discusses why having an international perspective is critical for succeeding in an increasingly globalized world.

Yu Lizhong: Global Competence Key 'To Do Well and to Do Good'

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)
Education

Says the NYU Shanghai chancellor: "We live and work today in a world defined by the steady convergence of cultures across the globe."

How Artists and Museums Can Embrace Globalism

(Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

How a groundbreaking Chinese artist "pressures the viewer to think" about social and environmental issues in a global context.