Asia Society at Home
Each week, we’ll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Video: Biden and Asia: Different Views on Human Rights?
ASIA SOCIETY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, May 27, 2021 — Speakers from Asia and the U.S. shared their perspectives on human rights in China, Myanmar, the Philippines, and other regions — as well as the Biden administration’s perspective. The conversation features experts John Kamm, chairman and executive director of The Dui Ha Foundation; Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar from 2014–2020; and Theodore Te, human rights attorney and former chief public information officer and assistant court administrator of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Video: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks on America’s China Policy
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, May 25, 2021 — The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) hosted a discussion on the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific and China policies with Rep. Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. This conversation came as Congress considers a series of comprehensive legislation aimed at bolstering the U.S.’s engagement and leadership globally in the face of China’s rising political and economic power. Chairman Meeks was joined in conversation by ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler.
Video: Why Astronaut Leroy Chiao Sees Many Reasons for Optimism
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, May 21, 2021 — In the latest episode of Asia Society’s series Asian Americans Building America, Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd speaks with Leroy Chiao, a Chinese American astronaut, about his upbringing, his work with young people, and what it was like to vote from outer space.
Video: Building Unity and Discussing Intersectionality in the Fight Against Racism
ASI SOCIETY, May 12, 2021 — President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice John C. Yang; Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David; Anti-Defamation League Vice President of Government Relations, Advocacy, and Community Engagement Max Sevillia; and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate Manjusha P. Kulkarni engaged in conversation about the importance of unity and intersectionality in the fight against racism. The discussion, part of Asia Society’s Global Talent, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, was moderated by Asia Society Northern California Executive Director Margaret Conley.
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