this month, Asia Society New York played host to Hamengkubuwono X,
sultan of Yogyakarta and governor of Indonesia's Yogyakarta Special
Region. The centerpiece of the sultan's visit was a performance by
court dancers and musicians, including members of the royal family. The
program included dances inspired by stick-puppet theater and bedhaya, the
sacred classical court dance of Java.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry
M. "Hank" Paulson, Jr. addressed the shift
in U.S.-China relations and the profound implications of a potential
schism. He advised caution against "decoupling" the
two economies and advocated for strategic cooperation between
the superpowers. The speech was followed by a discussion with
Asia Society President and CEO Josette
than 90 new members and alumni of the Asia
21 Young Leaders network met this month in Manila for
wide-ranging discussions on leadership and key issues facing Asia and
the rest of the world. Panel discussions and keynotes featuring new
and existing young leaders covered topics including artificial
intelligence, fake news, and combating extremism.
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