Around the World: Transcending and Connecting through Meditation, Coronavirus Impact on Southeast Asia, and More
Monday, April 6, 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.
Webcast: Meditation and Connectedness: Transcending the Challenges of COVID-19
NEW YORK, April 8, 2020 — It is commonly accepted that meditation provides peace and balance that benefits the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of your body. In the midst of social distancing and social isolation, people need to feel meditation's principles of interconnectedness. And in the face of quarantines, lockdowns, and stay-at-home orders, people would benefit from becoming more disciplined through meditation. Join Asia Society New York for an interview with Thupten Jinpa Langri, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and an academic of Western and Eastern philosophy and religious studies.
Article: The Coronavirus and Southeast Asia: Can Catastrophe be Avoided?
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, March 24, 2020 — In Southeast Asia, a region of some 655 million people, a humanitarian catastrophe looms as the COVID-19 pandemic advances and economies falter. Richard Maude, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute and Executive Director, Policy, Asia Society Australia, provides his perspective.
Video: Multilateral Cooperation on Investment Policies in Critical Technologies
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, February 26, 2020 — After a keynote address by Thomas Feddo, assistant secretary for investment security at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a panel of experts discusses the challenges governments face in protecting emerging technologies and critical digital infrastructure. Panelists include Anne Salladin, Masaki Ishikawa, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, and Nigel Cory. The conversation was moderated by Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler.
Podcast: Asia In-Depth: What Happened to Myanmar?
January 10, 2020 — Thant Myint-U, author of the recent book The Hidden History of Burma, talks to Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski about the tough questions surrounding Myanmar's transition.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, United Airlines, and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearts Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.