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November 1, 2016

Asia Society honored the iconic architect I.M. Pei with an Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award on Thursday in a dinner ceremony that also recognized the achievements of nine other extraordinary individuals: Afghan musician Ahmad Sarmast, Syrian education advocate Muzoon Almellehan, Indonesian piano prodigy Joey Alexander, Iraqi cellist Karim Wasfi, Australian engineer Marita Cheng, Bangladeshi social entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz, Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, Nepalese eye surgeon Sanduk Ruit, and Korean music impresario Soo-Man Lee.
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On Wednesday, current and former Asia Society leaders came together in New York to discuss the organization’s 60th anniversary, offering both reflections on the past and aspirations for the future. Though Asia Society now boasts 12 centers around the world and a robust array of programs and initiatives, President Emeritus Robert Oxnam noted that its founder, John D. Rockefeller 3rd, “was making a bet on the future” was he established the organization.
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In September, North Korea launched its fifth successful nuclear test, the country’s largest to date. What — if anything — can the rest of the world do? In this episode of the Asia Society Podcast, experts from the United States and South Korea trace how the so-called “Hermit Kingdom” has been able to develop such sophisticated weapons and how the international community can persuade them to stop.
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