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Highlights From the 2018 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Manila

MANILA — Enjoy these highlights from the 2018 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit held from November 14 to November 16, 2018 in the Philippine capital. The summit brought together 30 members from the class of 2018 as well as more than 60 Asia 21 alumni for a three-day gathering devoted to discussion, networking, and activities. Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo; Senator Benigno "Bam" Aquino (himself an Asia 21 alum); and Dr. Saamdu Chetri, founding executive director of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Centre; were among the featured speakers. (3 min., 41 sec.)


Policy
 /  New York
Experts discuss new ideas for regional security involving Australia, Japan, India, and the U.S.
Arts
 /  New York
A panel discussion featuring noted collectors of Indian art speaking on the role of passion, art appreciation, and aesthetics with regards to their private collections. Moderated by Asia Society Museum Director Boon Hui Tan.
Arts
 /  India
Jyotindra Jain and Annapurna Garimella discuss the artist Jangarh Singh Shyam's expansive body of work and the mediated demarcations between folk and contemporary art.
Current Affairs
 /  Northern California
Highlights held in conjunction with the launch of the landmark photo and video documentary exhibition on climate change.
Current Affairs
 /  Northern California
Learn more about the landmark documentary photography and video exhibition presented by the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Policy
 /  New York
Mohib delivered a talk about his country's security situation before participating in a conversation with NYU Afghanistan expert Barnett Rubin.
Policy
Speakers and participants discuss the changing landscape of soft power in Southeast Asia.
Arts
 /  India
Homi K. Bhabha, Nandita Das, T.M. Krishna and Yo-Yo Ma discuss the role of cultural hospitality and creativity in a world where communities are divided by ideologies of exclusion.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Natashya Gutierrez of Vice Media Asia delivers a presentation on declining press freedom across the continent.
Business
 /  New York
Food and lifestyle platform founder and TV presenter Danielle Chang leads a discussion on Asian influence in the beauty, health, and wellness industries. She spoke to pharmacist Stanley George and food market director Sophia Tsao.
Policy
 /  New York
Daniel Russel explains how President Trump's inconsistent approach to Pyongyang has caused disunity by forcing China to devise its own strategy for dealing with its unruly neighbor.
Policy
 /  New York
Daniel Russel of the Asia Society Policy Institute provides a post-mortem of the summit in a conversation with Carol Giacomo of the New York Times.