Around the World: Asia 21 Virtual Summit Examines Education after the Pandemic, Indian MP Reflects on the State of Asia, and More
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff 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.
Webcast: Biden vs. Trump: Chaos, Division, and Unprecedented Voter Turnout — What Really Happened?
ASIA SOCIETY HONG KONG, December 23, 2020 — A discussion to break down, analyze, and reflect on the results of the 2020 United States election. What are we to make of all this political uncertainty in America, and what should we expect going forward? Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and veteran of election analyses, joins Christine Chen, founding executive director of APIAVote, and Bakari Sellers, the youngest African American elected official, for an impressive panel that ensures a balanced discussion featuring a diversity of perspectives that reflect the evolving face of the American electorate.
Video: Asia 2021: Asia Beyond the Headlines
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, December 15, 2020 — Join a great Asia Society tradition: Asia Society New York's end-of-year discussion with experts from across Asia, for a look at the year to come. What will be the most important developments in Asia for 2021? What wil lthe incoming Biden administration mean, for different issues and countries in Asia? And what should we expect from the continent's perennial "hot spots," from North Korea to Afghanistan, Iran to the South China Sea? Above all, what might life look like, after the pandemic?
Video: Asia 21: After the Pandemic: Adapting to Changes in Education
ASIA 21, December 8, 2020 — Following remarks by Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, participants discuss how educational institutions can adapt to the broad shift to online learning caused by COVID-19. Participants include Clarissa Isabelle Delgado (Asia 21, '16), co-founder and CEO of Teach for the Philippines, and Wenchi Yu (Asia 21, '11), Ash Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and head of global public policy at VIPKid. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Anthony Jackson, vice president for education at Asia Society and director of the Center for Global Education.
Video: State of Asia: The Indian Imperative
ASIA SOCIETY SWITZERLAND, November 27, 2020 — Taking stock of how Asia has changed this year, and what challenges await in 2021, this year's State of Asia provides a perspective on the world from India — a country that may play a crucial role in an emerging world order. A wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, member of the Indian parliament, former Foreign Minister, former Under-Secretary General of the UN, and prolific author.
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