Around the World: Young Asian Americans on Addressing Xenophobia and Violence, Gender Equity in Japan, and More
Tuesday, April 13, 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 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: Changing Role of Leadership in Global Governance [For Global Members Only]
ASIA SOCIETY INDIA, April 14, 2021 — In challenging times, the competencies of governments are tested. Extraordinary problems require better than ordinary, if not extraordinary, solutions. And if the past year is a yardstick, cracks within governance systems of most large nations were clear. What are the hallmarks of a progressive governance system? Does political leadership today prioritize rhetoric and self-aggrandizement over the fundamental duties of governance? Do the answers to successful governance lie in Asia? What is the role and importance of international and intergovernmental organizations in confronting crucial challenges like public health, economic growth, and climate change?
A discussion with Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, former Singaporean Diplomat and Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, former Indian representative to the United Nations (UN); and Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution.
Video: Xenophobia and Violence: Young Asian Americans on What Can Be Done
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, April 7, 2021 — Asian Americans are once again being subjected to xenophobia, discrimination, and violence — a scourge that has been amplified during the pandemic and has persisted despite frequent public condemnation from leaders in the Asian American community and beyond. As the attacks continue, what can be done to defeat the scourge at the local and national levels? Within the business community? Law enforcement? Or in the halls of Congress? In short, what can all Americans to do ensure we are not still having this conversation a year from now?
Video: Gender Equality in Japan Post-Abe
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, March 30, 2021 — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a landslide victory in 2012, he outlined his economic priorities dubbed "Abenomics," with one of the three pillars focusing on the improvement of gender equality in Japan. "Womenomics" sought to empower Japanese women by facilitating a better working environment for women and enabling them to balance work and family life. Nearly a decade later, the results have been mixed, and few would argue that there is much to be done.
A conversation with ITOCHU International President and CEO Claire Chino, Gojo & Company's Royanne Doi, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief International Business Officer for AEON Shinya Wako, and Squire Patton Boggs Partner Rika Beppu on recommendations for both Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government and the private sector — especially as women are affected disproportionately from economic effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Video: Global Trade and Economic Landscape Under the Biden Administration
ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, March 23, 2021 — After four years of the "America First" trade framework of the Trump administration, defined by bilateral deals and the trade war with China, what will the global trade and economic landscape look like under the direction of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and his economic team? While in the early days of Biden's presidency the focus will be on domestic economic policy, enacting programs to boost a struggling U.S. economy reckoning with COVID-19's impact, there are a host of economic issues abroad to consider, from China's continued ascendance to working with Europe in the aftermath of Brexit.
A conversation on Biden's economic priorities with Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor, and London School of Economics professor Keyu Jin.
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, and United Airlines, 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, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst 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.
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