Around the World: The Global Rise of Asian Mass Culture, Coronavirus Lessons Learned from Singapore, and More
Monday, April 13, 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. On Mondays, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Video: The Impact of Coronavirus on Iran's Politics, Economy, and Foreign Policy
NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 — Iran has been one of the countries hardest hit by the novel coronavirus and has recorded the largest number of infections in the Middle East. U.S. sanctions and the collapse of oil prices have only contributed to a severe economic crisis. The government is facing a tough political moment as well, experiencing widespread political protests since last fall and having just held parliamentary elections in February. Amid these troubling developments, the risk of conflict with the United States has also grown as tensions mount over Iran's regional activities and its nuclear program. A discussion on these varied challenges and the government's policy options in confronting the coronavirus pandemic going forward.
Video: Coronavirus: Lessons Learned from Singapore
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, March 31, 2020 — Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd speaks with Professor Yik-Ying Teo, dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore, about the country's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Podcast: Asia In-Depth: Fatima Bhutto on the Global Rise of Asian Mass Culture
January 23, 2020 — When people refer to "the rise of Asia," they're typically talking about the continent's growing economic and military clout. But Asia's cultural influence — especially lately — is no less significant. South Korean K-pop acts sell out concerts in the United States and Europe within minutes. India's Bollywood films attract hundreds of millions of viewers from around the globe. And Turkish television dramas — called dizi — have become popular as far afield as Peru. In her new book New Kings of the World, author Fatima Bhutto explores these trends and argues that Asian culture poses the most serious threat yet to the global dominance of American soft power.
Video: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
HOUSTON, November 15, 2012 — Award-winning science writer David Quammen (The Song of the Dodo) tells the fascinating story of how organisms jump from animals to humans, bringing with them such terrifying diseases as SARS, Ebola, and AIDS.
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