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How Asia Can Tackle Both Poverty and Inequality

Navsari, India. (Siddashi/Flickr)
Current Affairs

“The success in Asia is one of poverty reduction, it's not one of inequality reduction.”

Sarah Brown: Why Expanded Education Opportunity Is Key to Solving Global Challenges

Sarah Brown (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

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.

Award-Winning Journalist Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Ordinary Lives'

The journalist Sudarsan Raghavan is presented with the Osborn Elliott Prize at Asia Society on Thursday, May 26. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Washington Post correspondent and Osborn Elliott Prize winner thanked Asia Society for recognizing his work profiling daily life in the troubled country.

Video: There's a School on a Solar Panel-Powered Boat in Bangladesh? Yep!

A scene from the documentary
Multimedia

Filmmaker Glenn Baker hopes to re-frame American views of the South Asian region through Easy Like Water, a documentary about a Bangladeshi architect's quest to bring education to flooded areas of his homeland.

Photo of the Day: Colorfully Decrepit in Bangladesh

Residents of a slum apartment complex stand watchful in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 25, 2012. (Zoriah/Flickr)
Multimedia

Residents of a slum apartment complex stand watchful in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 25, 2012. (Zoriah/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Highlighting Human Rights in Mumbai

Multimedia

An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.

Discuss: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

Rice farming. (IRRI)
Policy As world leaders gather at the UN this week to discuss what needs to be done to meet the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Asia Society is releasing an action plan for reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and beyond.