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Category: Current Affairs

Interview: Are 'Womenomics' Working in Japan?

A woman walks through a Tokyo underpass. (Sekihan/Flickr)
Current AffairsBusiness

Shinzo Abe is trying to get Japan's underrepresented women into the workforce to boost the economy. One expert discusses what leaders are doing right and what problems remain.

Video: Why Are Asian Women Underrepresented in Corporate Leadership?

Janet Wong (L) moderates a panel on Asian Pacific women leaders with (L to R) Janet Yang, Anna Mok, Leona Tang, and Purnima Kochikar.
Current Affairs

Accomplished Asian women discuss why their demographic is so underrepresented in upper corporate leadership, despite studies showing how much they help the bottom line.

Video: Kevin Rudd and Charlie Rose Discuss Whether China Can Dodge the 'Middle-Income Trap'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd (L) speaks with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Asia Society/Ellen Wallop)
Current AffairsPolicy

Speaking on “Charlie Rose,” the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute described the tough choice that China’s leaders must make about shrinking the state-owned enterprise sector.

New Report Posits California-China 'Vital Partnership' as a Model for Climate Engagement

A man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building in Beijing during heavy smog on November 29, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsSustainability

The world's largest carbon emitter has been teaming up with America's most progressive state on climate change policies. Report launch at Asia Society Northern California on March 4, 2015.

Video: Margaret Ng Says Taiwan Sees Hong Kong as a 'Cautionary Tale'

Margaret Ng discusses Hong Kong democracy at an event hosted by ChinaFile, the online magazine of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, on February 24, 2015. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The lawyer, journalist, and former Hong Kong politician argues that Hong Kong’s fight for universal suffrage is a fight for the future of all China’s people. 

Video: Nicholas Kristof on the Intersection of Journalism and Humanitarianism

Nicholas Kristof at Asia Society New York on February 26, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

In a talk with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social activist decried a "real failure to cover humanitarian crises" in the mainstream Western media.

Interview: Photographer Documents Hopes and Concerns of a Myanmar in Transition

Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi in Pathein, 2012. (Geoffrey Hiller)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Geoffrey Hiller's new book of photographs from Myanmar capture a nation gradually re-opening to the world. But, the photographer says of the ordinary people he meets there, "most are frustrated by the lack of real change."

Video: Twitter India Director Says, 'When You Make Governance More Transparent, Things Get Better'

India and Southeast Asia Market Director for Twitter Rishi Jaitly speaking in Mumbai on January 29, 2015. (Asia Society India Centre)
Current Affairs

Speaking in Mumbai, Rishi Jaitly explains how Twitter is adapting to the Indian market and changing governance in the process.

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Buddhist monks read newspapers at a stall near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski.

Interview: Barbara Demick Says No Need to Exaggerate North Korea Stories, 'Truth is Bad Enough'

Barbara Demick in Beijing, where she was formerly Los Angeles Times bureau chief. (Barbara Demick)
Current Affairs

Ahead of her February 25 appearance at Asia Society New York, the veteran journalist who reported from South Korea and China discusses potential conflict in the region, North Korean defectors, and the media atmosphere in China.