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Online at Asia Society this week — A conversation with Asia Society Texas Center on confronting anti-Asian racism during...
04/20/2020

Online at Asia Society this week — A conversation with Asia Society Texas Center on confronting anti-Asian racism during the coronavirus crisis, a premiere screening of 'Unsung Heroes of Ink' and discussion with director Olivia Wang Asia Society Switzerland, and more.

Details: https://asiasociety.org/online

04/20/2020
A Conversation with President of Iraq Barham Salih

ASPI Senior Fellow Puneet Talwar will go live with President of Iraq Barham Salih for the 10th in a series of web-only events by ASPI entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.”

To learn more visit: https://asiasociety.org/policy-institute/events/webcast-conversation-president-iraq-barham-salih

This program is part of ASPI's online coverage of the coronavirus, Asia, and the world. Learn more: https://asiasociety.org/ASPI-Covid19

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Online at Asia Society this week — Asia Society Policy Institute hosts President of Iraq Barham Salih, A convo on Japan’...
04/20/2020

Online at Asia Society this week — Asia Society Policy Institute hosts President of Iraq Barham Salih, A convo on Japan’s role in a world with changing global political dynamics with Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to Shinzo Abe at Asia Society Switzerland, and more.

Details: https://asiasociety.org/online

Asia Society Texas Center's recent conversation with Dr. Marc Boom, President and CEO of Houston Methodist, offers a per...
04/19/2020
Houston Methodist Hospital President and CEO Discusses Local COVID-19 Protocols, Preparedness

Asia Society Texas Center's recent conversation with Dr. Marc Boom, President and CEO of Houston Methodist, offers a perspective of the everyday realities of hospitals that are bracing for COVID-19 patients and how they can best protect their front-line professionals, care for the most people, and more.

Dr. Marc Boom, President and CEO of Houston Methodist, discussed how the Texas Medical Center has been preparing to handle the novel coronavirus and the front-line professionals who are battling against COVID-19.

How is #COVID19 impacting nonprofits?This Tuesday 4/21, join Japan Society's live webinar with Asia Society's President ...
04/19/2020
Promoting Our Mission in the Age of COVID-19: U.S. Relations with Japan, Asia and the World

How is #COVID19 impacting nonprofits?

This Tuesday 4/21, join Japan Society's live webinar with Asia Society's President and CEO Josette Sheeran and The World Affairs Councils of America's Bill Clifford on their perspectives.

Register here: bit.ly/2RLORol

Please join us for a conversation with the leaders of Japan Society, Asia Society, and the World Affairs Councils of America to hear about their experiences and lessons-learned thus far in responding to the impact of COVID-19 in their respective communities.

"When you prepare your mind, it allows for tolerance and patience."In the latest episode of #AsiaInDepth, a Buddhist sch...
04/18/2020
Asia In-Depth Podcast: Coping During the Coronavirus Crisis

"When you prepare your mind, it allows for tolerance and patience."

In the latest episode of #AsiaInDepth, a Buddhist scholar offers advice on how to cope during any crisis, but in particular one the whole world is experiencing together.

#InThisTogether

Thupten Jinpa, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and a practitioner of Western and Eastern philosophy and religious studies, discusses how principles of compassion meditation can be used to cope in times of uncertainty and fear.

"Deliberately looking at the fear and anxiety as it were confronting them and looking at their face and breathing it in,...
04/17/2020
Asia In-Depth Podcast: Coping During the Coronavirus Crisis

"Deliberately looking at the fear and anxiety as it were confronting them and looking at their face and breathing it in, and breathing out and allowing the tensions to be released."

In this brand new episode of #AsiaInDepth, a discussion on methods of coping during stressful times drawn from Buddhist principles with Buddhist scholar Thupten Jinpa and Asia Society's Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

Listen now: https://trib.al/9Sz29ew

Thupten Jinpa, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and a practitioner of Western and Eastern philosophy and religious studies, discusses how principles of compassion meditation can be used to cope in times of uncertainty and fear.

04/17/2020

ASPI Senior Fellow Puneet Talwar will go live with India’s Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu for the 11th in a series of web-only events by ASPI entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.”

To learn more visit: https://asiasociety.org/policy-instit...

This program is part of ASPI's online coverage of the coronavirus, Asia, and the world. Learn more: https://asiasociety.org/ASPI-Covid19

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04/17/2020

ASPI Senior Fellow Puneet Talwar will go live with President of Iraq Barham Salih for the 10th in a series of web-only events by ASPI entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.”

To learn more visit: https://asiasociety.org/policy-institute/events/webcast-conversation-president-iraq-barham-salih

This program is part of ASPI's online coverage of the coronavirus, Asia, and the world. Learn more: https://asiasociety.org/ASPI-Covid19

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The Center for Global Education at Asia Society led a delegation of 10 U.S. school districts to Toronto to learn about e...
04/17/2020
Getting Clearer: Dismantling Systemic Oppression in Public Education | Getting Smart

The Center for Global Education at Asia Society led a delegation of 10 U.S. school districts to Toronto to learn about equity in education.

Tony Jackson, the Vice President of the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, shares the lessons learned. #GlobalEdChat #EdChat

By: Anthony Jackson. Anthony discusses what Toronto is doing to provide students with a culture of excellence and inclusion. Hear more about what TDSB is doing around innovations in learning.

TUESDAY 4/21 — Asia Society's Josette Sheeran joins Bill Clifford of The World Affairs Councils of America and Japan Soc...
04/17/2020
Promoting Our Mission in the Age of COVID-19: U.S. Relations with Japan, Asia and the World

TUESDAY 4/21 — Asia Society's Josette Sheeran joins Bill Clifford of The World Affairs Councils of America and Japan Society's Dr. Joshua Walker in conversation on how non-profits continue to promote their mission during the coronavirus crisis.

Details on how to join the Japan Society conversation here: https://trib.al/aBj3jcf

Please join us for a conversation with the leaders of Japan Society, Asia Society, and the World Affairs Councils of America to hear about their experiences and lessons-learned thus far in responding to the impact of COVID-19 in their respective communities.

Asia Society Texas Center is bringing its great content resources to you! Their new #AsiaSocietyAtHome initiative includ...
04/17/2020
Asia Society At Home

Asia Society Texas Center is bringing its great content resources to you!

Their new #AsiaSocietyAtHome initiative includes content for all ages, including videos, family activities, interactive webcasts, and more.

We're bringing Asia Society directly to you! Each day, we'll share new content as we continue to present and produce videos, family activities, interactive webcasts, and more.

"However flawed the WHO may be, under international treaty it is the only global entity empowered to build immediate pub...
04/17/2020
By invitation: Kevin Rudd on America, China and saving the WHO

"However flawed the WHO may be, under international treaty it is the only global entity empowered to build immediate public-health capacity in poor countries in the event of a pandemic. And that’s where the virus is headed next."

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd discusses why it is still important for the world's global leaders to work with each other and organizations like the WHO in his Op-Ed for The Economist.

Time for an “M7” group of countries to rescue global institutions

Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel says that the US has to restore lost credibility abroad by stepping up as ...
04/16/2020
12 experts on how the US should hold China accountable for the coronavirus

Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel says that the US has to restore lost credibility abroad by stepping up as global leaders in aid and coordination through the G20 and the WHO, before it can hold China accountable for its own shortcomings.

"Only then will the US have the credibility needed to hold China to account."

"Nobody wins a pandemic," said one expert.

Feeling deprived of cultural experiences while at quarantining? Asia Society New York has curated concerts from its arch...
04/16/2020
Asia Society Recommends: Quarantine Playlist Edition

Feeling deprived of cultural experiences while at quarantining? Asia Society New York has curated concerts from its archive and added some extra recommendations from our staff that will lift your spirits while at home.

Listen along to musical performances from our archive, and discover some new tunes from our staff recommendations.

ICYMI: Asia Society Texas Center hosted a discussion that addressed how misinformation spreads, the roles played by tech...
04/16/2020
Journalists, Commentator Discuss How to Counter COVID-19 Misinformation

ICYMI: Asia Society Texas Center hosted a discussion that addressed how misinformation spreads, the roles played by tech companies and media, and audience concerns on how to reach friends and family members.

Read the recap and watch the program here: https://trib.al/b8s0ekC

Ryan Broderick of BuzzFeed News and Mustafa Tameez of Outreach Strategists addressed the spread of misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic and how people can identify and offset bad information.

The Chinese government “will be very reluctant to engineer a stimulus strategy at the same order of magnitude than they ...
04/15/2020
Coronavirus economic damage has likely throttled US-China trade deal, experts say

The Chinese government “will be very reluctant to engineer a stimulus strategy at the same order of magnitude than they did last time, even though the objective economic need this time is considerably larger,” Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd said during a conversation with Rhodium Group's Daniel Rosen.

Economic devastation puts pressure on Beijing to reform economy, while high debt and likely GDP contraction will scupper buying promises, say Rhodium Group’s Daniel Rosen and ex-Australian PM Kevin Rudd.

WATCH: Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler joins CNA discussing how it's not just policy and tariffs that are d...
04/15/2020
How COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains worldwide | Video

WATCH: Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler joins CNA discussing how it's not just policy and tariffs that are disrupting the supply chains in the U.S..

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered fears of a global recession and has created widespread supply chain disruptions, particularly in the United States, where firms are finding ways to adapt in the wake of the trade war with China. William Denselow reports.

TOMORROW — Managing Editor of Foreign Policy Ravi Agrawal and Pakistan Correspondent of The Hindu Mehmal Sarfraz will jo...
04/15/2020
[WEBCAST] Coronavirus: Consequences for South Asia

TOMORROW — Managing Editor of Foreign Policy Ravi Agrawal and Pakistan Correspondent of The Hindu Mehmal Sarfraz will join Asia Society Policy Institute's Anubhav Gupta in an online conversation on coronavirus and its consequences for South Asia.

Livestream and event details: bit.ly/3a03FFS

ASPI's Anubhav Gupta will go live with Managing Editor of Foreign Policy Ravi Agrawal, and Pakistan Correspondent of The Hindu Mehmal Sarfraz for the ninth in a series of web-only events by ASPI entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.”

"COVID-19 is killing thousands, killing economies, and may even kill off the EU itself. When the pandemic hit Europe, in...
04/15/2020
What Does the Coronavirus Mean for EU-China Relations?

"COVID-19 is killing thousands, killing economies, and may even kill off the EU itself. When the pandemic hit Europe, individual EU Member States initially refused to share medical supplies. China promptly stepped in to furnish them."

2020 promised to be an especially consequential year for the EU-China relationship, but three highly anticipated summits have been thrown into uncertainty, and diplomacy between Europe and China is now completely consumed by the coronavirus crisis.

04/15/2020
Coronavirus: What's the Prognosis for Japan?

In her conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel and Wendy Cutler, The New York Times Tokyo bureau chief Motoko Rich discusses why Abe took so long to act following Japan's first reported case of coronavirus in mid-January.

Watch: https://youtu.be/LUcejKC5qeg?t=1840

April 9, 2020 — Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Vice President Wendy Cutler and ASPI Vice President for International Diplomacy and Security Daniel Russ...

"As the full horror of the epidemic passes from the country of my birth to the country where I live, I want people to kn...
04/15/2020
‘We’re Hardly Heroic’

"As the full horror of the epidemic passes from the country of my birth to the country where I live, I want people to know about how bad things got in Wuhan. Watching people in my neighborhood ignore the calls for social distancing fills me with rage and dread. Everyone outside China must understand how much that country’s medical workers sacrificed to bring the outbreak under control."

Dr. Li, a heart specialist at Wuhan No. 4 Hospital, spent the third week of March preparing for the reopening of the hospital’s general clinics, which closed on January 22, when No. 4 became a key facility for treating COVID-19 patients. After working for two months on the front lines of the coron...

"Reckoning with climate change will support a strongest possible recovery [after coronavirus]. The threat of climate cha...
04/14/2020
Tackling climate change is vital for the strongest economic recovery after coronavirus | Patrick Suckling

"Reckoning with climate change will support a strongest possible recovery [after coronavirus]. The threat of climate change that is driving global action against it has not gone away."

Asia Society Australia's senior Asia Society Policy Institute fellow Patrick Suckling writes in his op-ed in The Guardian.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a harbinger of climate disasters to come and the resilience we need to build into our systems

04/14/2020
Supplying the Fight Against Coronavirus: A Conversation With Omar Ishrak, CEO of Medtronic

The mission of this company is to use technology to save lives. And if I just make it as black and white as that, and I look at the challenge facing us, that there are more lives being lost, and we have technology, what’s the quickest way to get technology to save lives, well, it’s to let more people use it. It’s not something we’ve done before — and it isn’t the norm — but it wasn’t a difficult decision.”

Medtronic's CEO Omar Ishrak on why one of the world's largest medical device companies opened up their technology for the world to use and replicate during the coronavirus crisis. Watch the full conversation with Asia Society's President and CEO Josette Sheeran.

April 9, 2020 — Omar Ishrak, CEO of Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical device companies, speaks with Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheera...

Running out of movie recommendations or new music? Asia Society New York's Arts and Culture department is here to help! ...
04/14/2020
Asia Society Recommends: Social Distancing Edition

Running out of movie recommendations or new music? Asia Society New York's Arts and Culture department is here to help!

Here are some curated picks of things to read, watch, and listen to while home!

Our staff recommendations for things to read, watch, and listen to while socially distanced.

Here in the U.S., Trump and top aides have called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” or "Wuhan virus"; a characterization that...
04/14/2020
Asia In-Depth Podcast: The Coronavirus and Anti-Asian Racism

Here in the U.S., Trump and top aides have called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” or "Wuhan virus"; a characterization that many found insensitive, misleading and even dangerous. In this episode of #AsiaInDepth, we hear two perspectives on the surge of racist attacks against Asians.

Leesa Lin and Charlie Woo discuss the rise of attacks on Asians in the weeks since COVID-19 spread from China.

All this time at home has people flexing their quarantine cooking skills and trying out new recipes. Here's a delicious ...
04/14/2020
Dumpling Making At Home

All this time at home has people flexing their quarantine cooking skills and trying out new recipes.

Here's a delicious dumpling recipe to try courtesy of Asia Society New York's Garden Court Café.

Learn how to wrap dumplings and make filling at home from Garden Court Café operators and hospitality partner Great Performances.

LISTEN: In the weeks since the coronavirus spread from China to the rest of the world, racism towards Asians has risen s...
04/13/2020
Asia In-Depth Podcast: The Coronavirus and Anti-Asian Racism

LISTEN: In the weeks since the coronavirus spread from China to the rest of the world, racism towards Asians has risen sharply. In this episode of Asia In-Depth, Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative alum Leesa Lin and Charlie Woo share their different perspectives on the issue.

Leesa Lin and Charlie Woo discuss the rise of attacks on Asians in the weeks since COVID-19 spread from China.

Coming up at Asia Society — Asia Society Texas Center hosts a convo between Ali Velshi and Marty Goossen of Chase on the...
04/13/2020

Coming up at Asia Society — Asia Society Texas Center hosts a convo between Ali Velshi and Marty Goossen of Chase on the financial impacts of coronavirus and how to get back to normal, an Asia Society Switzerland discussion on how India’s relation to China changed under Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, and more.

Stream these programs and more —details: https://asiasociety.org/online

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