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Korean American Artist Nam June Paik Inspires Elementary School Students

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

They filed in, one by one, a long line of fourth- and fifth-grade students, quiet and well-behaved until they crossed the threshold of the Asia Society gallery. And then, one by one, they gasped, cried out, and-- in the case of one young boy-- jumped and nearly fell on landing.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

Philanthropist and investor George Soros warned Thursday that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in Myanmar, a country to which Soros has devoted more than two decades of attention and philanthropy.

Around the World in 30 Days - March 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report In March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender Equality in ...

The Global Search for Education: Being Global - A Global Competence Certificate

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If we want to transform the K-12 education system to meet the needs and challenges of 21st-century citizenship and leadership, we need to ensure global learning is available for all.

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

Tom Nagorski | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed.

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Tom Nagorski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

The staff members gathered in the museum gallery as the moment came for their loved one to be carried downstairs. The deputy director and other museum staff were crying.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

Meet Nam June Paik: The Father Of Video Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts

"I think the Internet is very exciting, because you can collaborate with other people all over the world," Nam June Paik said in an interview in the y...

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

WATCH LIVE: Hank Paulson On Engaging A Rising China

Asia Society | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

From Asia Society: How did China become a global economic heavyweight so quickly? How is business conducted there? What are the best ways for West...

Asia Society Offers a Space to Slow Down and Reflect

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

The Asia Society's current exhibit, 'Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,' has allowed its curators to foray into unconvention...

Watch: Henry Kissinger On Cooperation And Power In U.S.-Asia Relations

Asia Society | Joshua Rosenfield | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

Originally posted to asiasociety.org. NEW YORK — Although the use of force is “not excluded” from relations among Asian countries, larg...

WATCH LIVE: Asia Society Policy Institute Launch

Asia Society | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

To watch a livestream of the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch ceremony, held in New York City at 9:15 a.m. on April 8th, click here. ...

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Tech Companies Splurge On Investment In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.03.2014 | World

Chinese tech companies have splurged on major acquisitions of U.S. high tech firms in the first quarter of 2014, spending big bucks in pursuit of the ...

The WorldPost: A Platform For Global Conversation

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

The WorldPost is a product of the idea that the most foundational challenges of our era, from the perils of climate change to the epidemic of youth unemployment, can neither be understood nor addressed through the traditional frame of the nation state, but require collective efforts spanning geography and cultures.

Hafez Meets ZZ Top at Asia Society (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The press release I received referred to Mosehn Namjoo as "the Iranian Bob Dylan." Part of me reacted with "huh?" but after a bit of consideration, I read on, and decided to check him out.

Navy Blue Vision Coming Into Fruition

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, spoke eloquently in support of developing a land of tolerance in many countries. I imagined President Rouhani one day join him, recreating the land of tolerance Iran once was.

A Rarely Seen Face of Iranian Art at Asia Society (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Iran Modern at the Asia Society from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo. Prior to the Revolution, many of the precepts of Western modern art (both figurative a...

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

First Major Modern Iranian Art Exhibition In U.S. To Launch In New York

Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts

In "Argo," we see a mob of angry Iranians storming the embassy during the 1979 revolution, and in "Reading Lolita in Tehran," the protagonist returns ...

Exploring Iran's Contemporary Art Scene

John Seed | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
John Seed

I have recently been in touch with Orkideh Daroodi, a native of Iran who returned home several years ago after attending high school and college in Ca...

Classical Fusions at the Asia Society: The Knights With Wu Man

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.

Asia Society's Young Leaders Build a Movement at Dhaka Summit

Tom Nagorski | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Tom Nagorski

One by one they came to the microphones, each with a remarkable story to share. They had gathered for a conference in Dhaka, and the proposition was basic: What moment or experience in their lives had most influenced their climb to leadership?

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

Tom Nagorski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Tom Nagorski

Where's China, you ask? They'll be fine -- the big slowdown won't come -- and every month will bring a new Xinhua image that shows that Xi Jinping really is a "man of the people."