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Asia Game Changer West Awards: Afghan Girls Robotics Team Acceptance Speech

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2019 — After 96 hours of traveling, Fatemah Qaderyan, captain of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team, joyfully accepts the Asia Game Changer West Award on behalf of her teammates. Roya Mahboob, the first female Afghan CEO of a technology company and a coach and mentor to the team, makes a speech about the importance of technology, especially in her home country of Afghanistan. (7 mins., 42 sec.)


Policy
Video Excerpt: Christopher Hill, speaking at the Asia Society on February 3, 2009, on why North Korea should "understand the true cost" of having 30 kilos of plutonium. (1 min., 56 sec.)
Arts

NEW YORK, February 23, 2009 - Fiction writers Daniyal Mueenuddin and Mohsin Hamid discuss their own and each other's work, writing, and their complicated relationships with Pakistan, their nat

Arts
Video Excerpt: Mohsin Hamid and Daniyal Mueenuddin reflect on their status as "insider-outsiders" and on the role of nostalgia for a homeland in their work.
Arts
Highlights: Panel offers pan-Asian perspective on singing and sacred tradition. (12 min., 25 sec.)
Policy
NEW YORK, February 20, 2009 - Asia Society and Oxfam America host a debate on the global food crisis.
Policy
Video Excerpt: Responding to an audience member, the panel of food experts analyze the increasing role women play in African and Asian agricultural communities.
Arts
NEW YORK, February 18, 2009 - Wen C. Fong discusses Sherman Lee's role in establishing the study and collecting of Asian art in the United States, and more. (1 hr., 22 min.)
Arts
Video Excerpt: Wen C. Fong illustrates an example of convergence between modern Western art and classical Chinese painting during a discussion February 18, 2009. (5 min., 12 sec.)
Arts
Yiyun Li and The Vagrants.
Policy
 /  New York
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her first major foreign policy speech on the eve of her first visit to Asia as a member of the Cabinet.
Arts
NEW YORK, May 11, 2009 - As part of Asian Contemporary Art Week 2009, Lee Ming Wei and Documenta 13 artistic director Carolyn Cristoff-Bakargiev discuss the future of Asian contemporary art.  (1
Business
Alibaba Group Founder and CEO Jack Ma speaks at the Asia Society about entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and e-commerce.