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'You Really Don't Want to Mess ... with North Korea'
'You Really Don't Want to Mess ... with North Korea'

NEW YORK, December 17, 2014 — Analyst and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer weighs in on the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment by forces reportedly related to the government of North Korea, and its security implications going forward.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1sJX8ck

Ian Bremmer: 'Iran Is Getting Tougher'
Ian Bremmer: 'Iran Is Getting Tougher'

NEW YORK, December 17, 2014 — In an exchange with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, analyst and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer expresses his concern that the window of opportunity for a U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal is closing, especially given the distraction of the campaign against ISIS in neighboring Syria and Iraq.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1sJX8ck

Why 2015 is Narendra Modi's Critical Year
Why 2015 is Narendra Modi's Critical Year

NEW YORK, December 17, 2014 — Ruchir Sharma of Morgan Stanley Investment Management explains why the Feb. 2015 Indian budget is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's chance to meet expectations for definitive reform, while Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer describes how India's traditional bureaucracy and corruption have long hindered its growth. Asia Society President Josette Sheeran stresses the need for India to become a viable participant in the world economy.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1sJX8ck

Eric Gamalinda: 'I Was Finding a Lot of Stories'
Eric Gamalinda: 'I Was Finding a Lot of Stories'

NEW YORK, December 1, 2014 — At the launch of his his new novel The Descartes Highlands (Akashic Books, 2014), Eric Gamalinda talks with fellow writer Jessica Hagedorn about how his early attraction to journalism fed his literary aspirations and acknowledges the complexities inherent in being a post-colonial writer.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/12Ex6dZ
Read an excerpt from The Descartes Highlands: http://scty.asia/12EwZz3

New Media Art: 'If It's Got Software, You Want the Code'
New Media Art: 'If It's Got Software, You Want the Code'

NEW YORK, November 24, 2014 — Snippets from historical overviews of new media art by former MoMA curator Barbara London and Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator at The Kitchen preceded a discussion between London and Asia Society Museum Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michelle Yun about the challenges inherent in preserving and presenting new media art when the technology behind it often becomes obsolete. In conjunction with Asia Society Museum's exhibition Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1zIYv9u

Henry Paulson: China 'Can't Succeed' with Current Economic Model
Henry Paulson: China 'Can't Succeed' with Current Economic Model

NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 — Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and chairman of the Paulson Institute, assesses China's ambitious program of economic reforms, emphasizing the need for greater competition, both internal and foreign.

Paulson and Rudd: Asia and the World Order: http://scty.asia/WUKjw8

Robert D. Kaplan: 'A More Crowded, Nervous, Anxious World'
Robert D. Kaplan: 'A More Crowded, Nervous, Anxious World'

NEW YORK, November 12, 2014 — Atlantic foreign correspondent and author Robert D. Kaplan argues that a host of factors, such as East Asian nationalism and capitalist growth, have contributed to the erosion of American naval dominance in Asian waters, and says that tensions surrounding the South China Sea indicate that we've entered "a more crowded, nervous, anxious world."

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1oRxXlP
Book Excerpt: Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific by Robert D. Kaplan: http://scty.asia/1uCFDKC

'Iranians Are Extremely Curious About the World'
'Iranians Are Extremely Curious About the World'

NEW YORK, November 17, 2014 — Salar Abdoh, author of the novel Tehran at Twilight and editor of the anthology Tehran Noir, talks to Roya Hakakian about the role of books and censorship in Iranian society while also explaining that the vast Persian classical tradition doesn't furnish a contemporary writer with much of a "noir" vocabulary.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1v5djLg
Read Salar Abdoh's foreword to Tehran Noir: http://scty.asia/1wZSftd

Hong Kong: 'The Society Needs to Go On as a Whole'
Hong Kong: 'The Society Needs to Go On as a Whole'

NEW YORK, October 28, 2014 — Highlights from a panel discussion on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, with commentary from Johns Hopkins University Associate Professor Ho-Fung Hung, NewsChina magazine CEO Fred Teng, Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post, moderated by Asia Society's Orville Schell.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1wFhfoW
Read the program summary: http://scty.asia/1rSJEUo

Arts & Museum Summit: Three Words for the 21st Century
Arts & Museum Summit: Three Words for the 21st Century

HONG KONG, November 2013 — Asked to provide three words that best characterize what a museum needs to be in the 21st century, museum directors from around the world offer a range of suggestions such as "dynamic," "collaborative," "generous," "adventurous," "agile," "transparent," and many more. (2 min., 1 sec.)
More about the 2013 Arts & Museum Summit: http://scty.asia/1tzvayc

What Should a Museum Be in the 21st Century?
What Should a Museum Be in the 21st Century?

HONG KONG, November 2013 — Convened for Asia Society's inaugural Arts & Museum Summit, an international array of leading museum world professionals — including Melissa Chiu, Alan Chong, Caroline Collier, Glenn D. Lowry, Sophie Makariou, Lars Nittve, and Chunchen Wang — speculate on what will have to change, and what won't, as museums gradually evolve and try to remain relevant in the 21st century.
More about the 2013 Arts & Museum Summit: http://scty.asia/1tzvayc

DJ Spooky and Jonah Bokaer's 'Paik Variations I-III'
DJ Spooky and Jonah Bokaer's 'Paik Variations I-III'

NEW YORK, September 8, 2014 — Composer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and choreographer/dancer Jonah Bokaer present Paik Variations I-III, commissioned by Asia Society for the gala opening of its exhibition Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot. They are joined by Rami Seo on kayagŭm and dancer Eunbin Lim, with live projections by CultureHub. Video directed and edited by Michael McAteer.
More information: http://scty.asia/1uuPpt3

Director Q & A: Howard Weinberg on 'Nam June Paik & TV Lab: License to Create'
Director Q & A: Howard Weinberg on 'Nam June Paik & TV Lab: License to Create'

NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 — Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui speaks with documentary filmmaker Howard Weinberg after a screening of his work-in-progress Nam June Paik & TV Lab: License to Create, a look back at the pioneering Television Lab at WNET/Channel 13 in New York City in its 1970s and early '80s heyday.
Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot exhibition website: http://scty.asia/njprobot

'There Is Something Shifting Under Our Feet'
'There Is Something Shifting Under Our Feet'

NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 — At the New York launch of Asia Society Policy Institute's new report Avoiding the Blind Alley: China's Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications, Orville H. Schell, and John S. (Jack) Wadsworth, Jr., and Daniel H. Rosen outline likely outcomes of China's economic reforms for American policy and business.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1wkQJlz
More information/Download the report: http://scty.asia/aspiba14

Daniel H. Rosen: 'Avoiding the Blind Alley'
Daniel H. Rosen: 'Avoiding the Blind Alley'

NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 — Daniel H. Rosen, Fall 2014 Wadsworth Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and China Practice Leader at the Rhodium Group, presents findings of his ASPI report Avoiding the Blind Alley: China's Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1wkQJlz

Kevin Rudd: China's Internal Debate on Reforms
Kevin Rudd: China's Internal Debate on Reforms

NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 — In conjunction with the release of a new Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) report on China's economic reforms, incoming ASPI President Kevin Rudd assesses some of the strengths and weaknesses of those reforms as they have so far been visible to outside observers.
More information/Download the report: http://scty.asia/aspiba14

Kevin Rudd: The Role of an Asia Society Policy Institute
Kevin Rudd: The Role of an Asia Society Policy Institute

NEW YORK, October 21, 2014 — Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), outlines some of the broad policy and strategic issues relating to Asia in the 21st century and how ASPI is positioned to bring fresh perspectives and original thinking to those challenges.
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Head Asia Society Policy Institute: http://scty.asia/mrkrudd
More about the Asia Society Policy Institute: http://scty.asia/aspolicy

Malala Yousafzai: 'We Have to Do It Together'
Malala Yousafzai: 'We Have to Do It Together'

BIRMINGHAM, October 16, 2014 — Speaking from England, education advocate Malala Yousafzai accepts her Asia Game Changer Award from Asia Society, and expresses her hope that joint worldwide effort can ensure access to education for girls and young women from Nigeria to Jordan to her native Pakistan. (3
Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations: http://scty.asia/1vo61qt
Asia Society 2014 Asia Game Changer Awards (official website): http://scty.asia/asgc2014

Ban Ki-moon: 'Asia Has a Leadership Role'
Ban Ki-moon: 'Asia Has a Leadership Role'

NEW YORK, October 16, 2014 — The United Nations Secretary-General salutes the "array of remarkable Asians" convened at the UN for Asia Society's inaugural Asia Game Changer awards.

Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations: http://scty.asia/1yK80bh
Jack Ma: 'Small Is Beautiful, Small Is Powerful': http://scty.asia/1von8Zf
Asia Society 2014 Asia Game Changer Awards (official website): http://scty.asia/asgc2014

Jack Ma: 'Small Is Beautiful, Small Is Powerful'
Jack Ma: 'Small Is Beautiful, Small Is Powerful'

NEW YORK, October 16, 2014 — Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma accepts his Asia Game Changer of the Year award from Asia Society in a ceremony at the United Nations. Ma recounts his company's rise from modest beginnings and concludes with the homily, "Keep your dream alive because it might come true one day."
Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations: http://scty.asia/1yK80bh
Asia Society 2014 Asia Game Changer Awards (official website): http://scty.asia/asgc2014

Indonesian FM: From Principles to Treaties
Indonesian FM: From Principles to Treaties

NEW YORK, September 29, 2014 — Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, argues that Southeast Asia is ready to become a "net contributor" to the wider region's peace and security, partly by extending practices that are proven to work within ASEAN outward to the Indian and Pacific Ocean communities. In conjunction with the 2014 United Nations General Assembly.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1vqetmS

Sheena Iyengar: 'You Had to Get on Your Own Two Feet'
Sheena Iyengar: 'You Had to Get on Your Own Two Feet'

NEW YORK, September 26, 2014 — Sheena Iyengar, Columbia Business School professor and author of The Art of Choosing, describes how her grandmother's and mother's belief in higher education, which was radical at that time in India, shaped her path in life.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1vawAir

Teaching Half the Sky: Mursal Hamraz
Teaching Half the Sky: Mursal Hamraz

NEW YORK, September 26, 2014 — Asian University for Women (AUW) graduate Mursal Hamraz, currently employed in Afghanistan's Ministry of Counter Narcotics, recounts her personal history, describing the "five-year, life-changing education" she received from AUW, and sharing her conviction that education for girls and women is the "only key toward positive change" in Afghanistan.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1vawAir

Vietnam FM: A Shared Commitment to the Asia Pacific
Vietnam FM: A Shared Commitment to the Asia Pacific

NEW YORK, September 24, 2014 — Stating that it's time for Vietnam to assume the mantle of a "proactive regional actor," Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh argues for how his country can contribute to greater stability in the Asia Pacific region, in particular by supporting ASEAN-led solutions to tensions in the South China Sea and elsewhere.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1rvVzMe
2014 United Nations General Assembly at Asia Society: http://scty.asia/1rvVAjf

Four Tasks for Greater Central Asia
Four Tasks for Greater Central Asia

NEW YORK, September 23, 2014 — Calling the region "critical to global security," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns outlines specific ways the U.S. hopes to aid the cause of greater North-South interconnectedness in Central Asia, while Farhod Salim (Ambassador, Tajikistan) and Erlan Idrissov (Foreign Minister, Kazakhstan) describe some of the development plans of their respective nations. In conjunction with United Nations General Assembly 2014. (4 min., 29 sec.)
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1B3IBGf

Climate Change: A Case of Boiling Frog Syndrome?
Climate Change: A Case of Boiling Frog Syndrome?

NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 — In a discussion with Orville Schell of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, photographer and mountaineer David Breashears describes how he finally became aware of the effects of climate change in the Himalaya. His fellow photographer Ian Teh relates how he's witnessed an environmental consciousness gradually taking hold in China's emerging middle class.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1maLSCC

Paulson and Rudd: Parsing a New Growth Model for China
Paulson and Rudd: Parsing a New Growth Model for China

NEW YORK, September 11, 2014 — Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., and former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping’s economic reform agenda, China's stance on climate change, and the importance of a working U.S.-China relationship in the decades ahead. In conjunction with United Nations General Assembly 2014.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/WUKjw8

In Conversation: Meredith Monk and Pico Iyer
In Conversation: Meredith Monk and Pico Iyer

NEW YORK, May 24, 2006 — Highlights: composer, choreographer, and singer Meredith Monk joins essayist and novelist Pico Iyer for a talk moderated by Asia Society's Rachel Cooper. Topics include the promise and pitfalls of a trans-national culture, Monk's experience performing in Sri Lanka, and their respective processes. Carnegie Hall's composer-in-residence for 2014-15, Monk celebrates the 50th anniversary of her first New York City performance in 2014. (30 min., 12 sec.)

Forbidden Game Author on ‘the Other Side of the Chinese Dream’
Forbidden Game Author on ‘the Other Side of the Chinese Dream’

NEW YORK, September 4, 2014 — Author Dan Washburn discusses his new book The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream with ESPN correspondent Jeremy Schaap and explains what can happen when a golf course gets built in rural China.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1uDjTuv

Introducing 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'
Introducing 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'

NEW YORK, August 28, 2014 — Michelle Yun, Asia Society's Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, reflects on Nam June Paik's extraordinary contributions to video art both historically and in the present day.
Exhibition website: http://scty.asia/njprobot

Documentary Q & A: 'The Last Moose of Aoluguya'
Documentary Q & A: 'The Last Moose of Aoluguya'

NEW YORK, August 18, 2014 — After a screening of the documentary The Last Moose of Aoluguya, which follows Weijia, a hunter/herdsman who belongs to the Ewenti minority of northern China, Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui talks to Zhao Jiewei, the film's cinematographer.
Film series: http://scty.asia/1ujCGOn

Documentary Q & A: Conservationist Sun Shan NEW
Documentary Q & A: Conservationist Sun Shan NEW

NEW YORK, August 25, 2014 — Following a screening of the documentaries A Farmer's Struggle and Yak Dung, both of which focus on imperiled traditional rural communities in present-day China, Michael Zhao of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations speaks with Sun Shan, former Director of the Shanshui Conservation Center. (32 min., 38 sec.)
Film series: http://scty.asia/1ujCGOn

Documentary Q & A: 'Waking the Green Tiger'
Documentary Q & A: 'Waking the Green Tiger'

NEW YORK, August 18, 2014 — Following a screening of the documentary Waking the Green Tiger, about a grassroots campaign to block a huge dam on the Yangtze River, Asia Society's Orville Schell talks with environmental activist Shi Lihong, who contributed footage and is interviewed in the film.
For more, visit: http://scty.asia/1ujCGOn

Q & A with 'Sold' Director Jeffrey D. Brown
Q & A with 'Sold' Director Jeffrey D. Brown

Following a screening of Sold as the opening film of the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival, director Jeffrey D. Brown, producer Jane Charles, actress Seirah Royin, and author of the original novel Patricia McCormick participate in an audience Q & A. Luna Ranjit, Executive Director of Adhikaar, moderates. (30 min., 59 sec.)

Dr. Tererai Trent PGL Keynote
Dr. Tererai Trent PGL Keynote

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 — Highlights from the keynote address by education activist Dr. Tererai Trent at Asia Society's 2014 Partnership for Global Learning Conference. ( 1 min., 55 sec.)
Partnership for Global Learning Conference: http://sites.asiasociety.org/pgl2014/
Asia Blog interview with Tererai Trent: http://scty.asia/1iWlfQg

Actor Q&A: Moon So-Ri on 'Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits'
Actor Q&A: Moon So-Ri on 'Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits'

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 — Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui talks to actress Moon So-Ri about her new film Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits, a mystical journey into the psyche of Korea through the shaman Kim Keum-hwa. Closing film of New York Asian Film Festival. (36 min., 9 sec.)

More information: http://scty.asia/1qp9NLL

Director Q&A: Valerie Veatch on 'Love Child'
Director Q&A: Valerie Veatch on 'Love Child'

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 — Director Valerie Veatch discusses her new documentary, Love Child, with Touré, co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere, the film's executive producer. Love Child, which premieres on HBO on Monday, July 28, explores the growing issue of internet addiction in South Korea. (33 min., 38 sec.)

More information: http://scty.asia/1iWiRsB

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Addresses Asia Society Australia
Japan PM Shinzo Abe Addresses Asia Society Australia

CANBERRA, July 8, 2014 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses a business lunch hosted by Asia Society and the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee and others. (8 min., 54 sec.)

Read more: http://scty.asia/Wr89A2

How Afghanistan Can Restore Its Political Credibility and Legitimacy
How Afghanistan Can Restore Its Political Credibility and Legitimacy

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2014 — Panelists Omar Samad, Clare Lockhart, and Hassan Abbas discuss the causes of the controversy surrounding Afghanistan's presidential election and the solutions available to the leading candidates and their supporters.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/Wcx4HU
Read the blog: http://scty.asia/1kase2V

Dobbins: Afghanistan Isn't Ready for 'Winner-Take-All' Election
Dobbins: Afghanistan Isn't Ready for 'Winner-Take-All' Election

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2014 — Amb. James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, explains why Afghanistan presidential candidates should seek a power-sharing arrangement to help settle the current electoral controversy.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/Wcx4HU
Read the blog: http://scty.asia/1oKddZW

Yunpeng Wang: 'Nemico della Patria'
Yunpeng Wang: 'Nemico della Patria'

NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 — Baritone Yunpeng Wang performs "Nemico della Patria," from Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier, as part of an Asia Society program exploring the growing Chinese presence on international opera stages. Pianist Siyi Fang provides accompaniment.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1quht03
Related video: Yanbing Zhang: http://scty.asia/1lNiDCX

'The Hong Kong Way ... is Perhaps the Most Optimal'
'The Hong Kong Way ... is Perhaps the Most Optimal'

NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 — Asia Society Co-Chair Ronnie Chan and Hong Kong SAR Senior Counsel Johnny Mok argue in favor of the current Hong Kong electoral process and what Chan describes as the "father-son" relationship between China and Hong Kong.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1jGz6VE

Shiva Ahmadi: On Creating 'Lotus'
Shiva Ahmadi: On Creating 'Lotus'

NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 — Artist Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, on view in Asia Society Museum's In Focus series in Summer 2014, including the work's political undertones, how it relates to two Buddhas in the Asia Society Museum collection, and the arduous process of adapting the original painting into a single-channel animation.

Shiva Ahmadi: In Focus (exhibition web page):
http://scty.asia/1ht0oTP

Artist Profile: Shiva Ahmadi (related video):
http://scty.asia/1wpjUUu

Arianna Huffington: So-Called Experts and 'The End of Memory'
Arianna Huffington: So-Called Experts and 'The End of Memory'

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 — Arianna Huffington describes some of the inspirational or uplifting content audiences are drawn to on The Huffington Post, cites a line by the Persian poet Rumi as justification for why she'd want to dine with him, and denounces the advocates for the Iraq war who have recently resurfaced in the U.S. media in response to the latest turmoil there.

Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1jCJNII

Bremmer: 'Asia Actually Looks Pretty Good'
Bremmer: 'Asia Actually Looks Pretty Good'

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 — Policy analyst Ian Bremmer asserts that President Obama's most significant foreign policy achievement is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which may conceivably push China toward economic reform, while also cautioning that "the best thing" the U.S. can do to improve its relationship with Asia is make sure its economy is doing well.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1o3JP0c
Asia Blog interview with Ian Bremmer: http://scty.asia/1o4jq2n

Bremmer: American Foreign Policy Becoming 'More Chinese'
Bremmer: American Foreign Policy Becoming 'More Chinese'

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 — Policy analyst and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer notes that "some of the world's strongest leaders today are in Asia" before arguing that, contrary to popular opinion, American foreign policy under President Obama is becoming "more Chinese" rather than "more European" in its approach to various challenges.
Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1o3JP0c
Asia Blog interview with Ian Bremmer: http://scty.asia/1idoYsk

Chinese Voices in Western Opera: Yanbing Zhang
Chinese Voices in Western Opera: Yanbing Zhang

NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 — One of China's first-generation Western opera singers, Yanbing Zhang describes her transition from performing in a propaganda troupe to becoming a trained singer, and the sensation Luciano Pavarotti created with his first appearance in China.
Related video: Made in China: New Voices in Western Opera (Complete): http://scty.asia/1quht03

Building U.S.--China Relations with a Banjo
Building U.S.--China Relations with a Banjo

LOS ANGELES, May 8-10, 2014 — Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn's multimedia performance at Asia Society's seventh annual National Chinese Language Conference. Co-presented by the College Board.

Read more about the program: http://scty.asia/1iqCjgX
National Chinese Language Conference: http://scty.asia/1fV5c39

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