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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
The internationally acclaimed director discusses the art of filmmaking and the realities of life in contemporary China.
Arts
 /  New York
Director Jia Zhangke talks about the violence depicted in his latest feature, and why it was important for him to make the film.
Education
Asia 21's India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders discuss relations between their two nations and share their thoughts on third party involvement in future talks.
Business
 /  New York
An "East-West" dialogue on healthcare and aging.
Policy
 /  New York
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the status of Iran's women and his attitude toward critics of his regime.
Policy
 /  New York
President of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani describes how Iran can contribute to international negotiations aimed at resolving Syria's civil war.
Policy
 /  New York
Mohammad Javad Zarif offers a positive assessment of his meetings with the the "P5+1" diplomatic group and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Policy
 /  New York
Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani explains his request for a quick resolution to the issue of Iran's nuclear program.
Policy
Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani hails a "window of opportunity" to work with the West on Iran's nuclear program. English audio.
Policy
 /  New York
Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani hails a "window of opportunity" to work with the West on Iran's nuclear program. Farsi audio.
Policy
 /  New York
Tom Freston argues for "business diplomacy."
Policy
 /  New York
Myanmar Foreign Minister invites U.S. companies to do business.