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Bangladesh: A 'New Sense of Urgency,' Post-Tragedy

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 — Ejaj Ahmad, founder and president of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) and an Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow, describes what needs to happen in order to prevent future catastrophes like the building collapse that killed hundreds of garment industry workers in Dhaka in April 2013. (4 min., 7 sec.)


Arts
 /  New York
Farhad Mechkat and Hamid Dabashi discuss the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Scholars William Beeman, Peter Chelkowski and Mohammad Ghaffari discuss the role of ritual performance at Iran's annual Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Margaret Croyden, Angela Pietropinto, Andrei Serban and Valda Setterfield reflect on cross-cultural encounters at the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Theater and film director Arby Ovanessian lectures on the Shiraz Arts Festival, where he directed six plays and collaborated as a theater and film program adviser.
Arts
 /  New York
A discussion about the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Farah Pahlavi delivers the keynote address at Asia Society's symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
The late King of Pop turns up in Thai puppetry performance.
Arts
 /  New York
A night of Thai classical dance (Khon) and Thai puppetry.
Policy
 /  New York
The co-founder and President of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), describes some of the mother-daughter relationships she has encountered among her students.
Policy
 /  New York
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Severine Caluwaerts and Gülden Türköz-Cosslett assess prospects for the empowerment of women in Afghanistan.
Arts
 /  New York
Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's "Iran Modern" exhibition, discusses the inception, curation and themes surrounding the art on view.
Arts
 /  New York
Highlights from the appearances by classical Indian choreographers/dancers Madhavi Mudgal and Leela Samson.