The Who’s Who of Houston’s international scene gathered to kick off fundraising on November 8 for the 2019 Tiger Ball, which will celebrate Asia Society’s 40th anniversary in Houston and will pay homage to founding board member Barbara Bush.
New and experienced meditators are welcome in weekly sittings on Monday evenings, where Insight Meditation Houston will host a practice of short exercises, silent meditation, and periods of guidance and discussion.
Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean Vali Nasr, a leading scholar and expert on American foreign policy and Iran, will discuss the future of U.S.-Iran relations after the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
In this talk, acclaimed author and meditation master Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will draw on the ancient wisdom of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition to guide us in developing the ability to show up fully for our lives and clear whatever blocks us from expressing our creative gifts for the greatest good.
Houston is best known as the "Energy Capital of the World." Join Asia Society Texas Center for an enlightening conversation with energy executives on the importance of STEM education, leadership roles in STEM, challenges and opportunities in entering the STEM field, STEM's impact on economic sustainability, and how STEM education empowers the next generation of women leaders.
Culture and diversity can be a tool used to unify a country or nation; however, as seen by recent global political movements, it can also be used to polarize and segment populations. Back at Asia Society by popular demand, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi examines the current phenomenon and spread of culture wars that both curb and spread populist ideas.
Save the date for this vibrant evening honoring local leaders Phoebe and Bobby Tudor for their many years of dedicated service to the Greater Houston community. In addition, this year's Tiger Ball will be a momentous occasion as we honor the legacy and contributions of Asia Society Texas Center's Founding Member, Former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Asian Americans and U.S.-based actors of Asian descent have made significant strides in the past generation within film and television — however, they still must address ongoing stereotypes and issues of whitewashing. Join Asia Society Texas Center for a discussion with actors Rizwan Manji and Tim Jo on whitewashing of Asian characters in American cinema and television.
During his 37-year Foreign Service career, Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to some of the most volatile countries in the world: Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Syria. Join Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation with Ambassador Crocker on his thoughts on the current U.S. administration's approach to foreign policy in the Middle East and the path forward to a peaceful and sustainable future.