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May 23, 2017


American Universities and Academic Freedom in China

As China cracks down on “Western values” in schools, American universities have still been flocking in to establish branches there. Asia Society’s Asia In-Depth podcast looks at the case of NYU Shanghai and the controversies surrounding schools that have been dubbed “free speech bubbles” amid a deteriorating atmosphere for higher education.


Jake Sullivan on the ‘Shocking and Predictable’ Trump Presidency

In a recent conversation with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos at Asia Society in New York, Jake Sullivan discussed the equal parts “shocking and predictable” nature of Donald Trump’s presidency. Sullivan, who served as senior policy advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, also noted that the U.S. commander-in-chief appeared to lack a coherent strategy for dealing with Asia.


Why the Rise of Robots Will Hit Developing Countries Hardest

Despite intensifying anti-globalization rhetoric, automation and robotization have driven the elimination of manufacturing jobs around the world more than trade, and late industrializers like Egypt and India are poised to be hit especially hard in coming years. “Autocrats and populists are making all kinds of promises,” said Princeton’s Bernard Haykel at Asia Society’s Lahore Literary Festival. “But those jobs will never come, which means we're looking at further radicalization, further disenfranchisement.”



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