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Josette Sheeran Hails Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi Nobel Wins as 'Great Day for Children'

After being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai holds a bouquet of flowers given to her on behalf of the Pakistani Prime Minster during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 10, 2014. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Both of those awards are going to people who have really championed the causes of children in very different ways," the Asia Society President and CEO told WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

Interview: Engineer John Godfrey Recalls 'Creative Collaboration' with Nam June Paik

L to R: David Loxton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, and John Godfrey at the TV Lab studio in New York City. (Courtesy Howard Weinberg)
Arts

Nam June Paik's collaborator on the Global Groove video looks back on his time as head engineer at WNET's TV Lab in the 1970s, a high-water mark for experimentation and innovation in the medium.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Through A Lotus Flower Lake in Cambodia

A man rows his way through a lotus flower lake in Phnom Krom, Cambodia on October 2, 2014. (Photasia/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man rows his way through a lotus flower lake in Phnom Krom, Cambodia on October 2, 2014. (Photasia/Flickr)

'Pakathon' Taps Pakistani Diaspora's Best and Brightest for Smart Solutions

The PakathonNYC organizing team on Sept. 28, 2014. L to R: Ali Chaudhary, Minza Zahid, Hassan Ahmed, Amna Khawar, Hamed Ijaz, and Safwan Ghori. (Nausher Sukhera)
Current Affairs

In a three-day event in New York late last month, young diaspora Pakistanis raced the clock to develop innovative apps meant to address intractable social issues back home.

Photo of the Day: Poised For Flight in Singapore

A bird latches on to a flower stem and prepares for flight at the Singapore Zoo on October 6, 2014. (Muhammad Ashiq/Flickr)
Multimedia

A bird latches on to a flower stem and prepares for flight at the Singapore Zoo on October 6, 2014. (Muhammad Ashiq/Flickr)

Orville Schell: Hong Kong Demonstrations Challenge President Xi Jinping's Hard Line

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC at the Great Hall Of The People in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In an essay for the Wall Street Journal, the Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations argues that President Xi's tough stance in the past now puts him in a bind in dealing with Hong Kong's demonstrations.

Photo of the Day: House on the Sea in Vietnam

A lone house stands on poles in the water near Cần Giờ district in Vietnam on September 14, 2014. (Thanh Nam/Flickr)
Multimedia

A lone house stands on poles in the water near Cần Giờ district in Vietnam on September 14, 2014. (Thanh Nam/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Tehran Noir' Comes to Gotham City

Arts

Darkly gripping noir fiction from Iranian writers plumbs the depths of the nightmare city of Tehran and the limits of human corruptibility and loyalty. Author appearances at Asia Society New York in November.

Photo of the Day: Hanging Out By Myself in Vietnam

A lone hanger hangs off a decaying yellow wall in Hoi An, Vietnam on September 11, 2014. (Claire Backhouse/Flickr)
Multimedia

A lone hanger hangs off a decaying yellow wall in Hoi An, Vietnam on September 11, 2014. (Claire Backhouse/Flickr)

Indonesia's Foreign Minister on ASEAN as a Model for Relations Within Asia-Pacific

Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, speaking at Asia Society New York on Sept. 29, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Speaking at Asia Society New York, Dr. Marty Natalegawa described his country’s efforts to extend ASEAN’s diplomatic practices to the entire region.