Around the World: A Tribute to Former Secretary of State George Shultz, the Coup in Myanmar and What's Next, and More
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts and articles.
Video: The Future of the U.S. and China: A Tribute to Honorary Chairman George Shultz
ASIA SOCIETY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, January 14, 2021 — Asia Society Northern California Honorary Chairman and former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz is honored in celebration of his 100th birthday.
Following the tribute, Secretary Shultz participated in a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to discuss America's role in world affairs, a discussion moderated by Daniel Russel, Asia Society Policy Institute vice president for international security and diplomacy. The tribute to Shultz was part of Asia Society Northern California's signature one-day conference, The Future of the U.S. and China: Seeking Truth Through Facts.
Webcast: COVID-19: Medical Divide
ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, February 22, 2021 — With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in its early stages, the possibility of an end to the global pandemic seems finally in sight. However, this positive development has not mitigated an issue that has persisted since the beginning of the pandemic — its disproportionate effect on communities of color. The challenge now is equitably distributing the vaccine and reaching out to those communities to overcome vaccine hesitancy due to historical medical malpractice. Join Asia Society Southern California with Dean for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dr. Michelle Ann Williams and CEO of Advancing Justice for Los Angeles Connie Chung Joe for a discussion on the unequal impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities.
Video: The Coup in Myanmar: What Happened and What's Next
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, February 5, 2021 — Former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel and Moe Thuzar, fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute's Regional Socio-Cultural Studies Programme, discuss the implications of the February 1 coup for Myanmar's political, diplomatic, and economic future. Asia Society Policy Institute Managing Editor Debra Eisenman moderated the discussion.
Report: Understanding American Voter Attitudes Toward U.S.–China Climate Cooperation
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, February 2021 — A new ASPI report shows that a majority of American voters sees climate change as the most important issue for the U.S. and China to cooperate on — more so than tackling COVID-19. It is the first time in American political history that polls indicate climate change is a top priority for voters. This joint report analyzes voter attitudes to cooperation with China on climate change.
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