LLF in NYC
2:15-3:00 Lahore: Of Kings and Commoners
3:15-4:00 Populism and the Global Rise of Strongmen
4:15-5:00 Where Conspiracies are a Pastime
5:15-6:15 Notes from the Raga
LLF in NYC
10:00 WELCOME by Asia Society, Razi Ahmed and Amb Maleeha Lodhi
10:30-11:15 Is Fake News Crowding Out Real News?
11:30-12:15 Imagination as Imagery
12:30-1:15 The Sound of Data Darbar
In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump declared “America First,” reinforcing the belief that he would follow through on his campaign rhetoric—confrontation with China, but also what appeared to be a wavering of support for long-standing commitments to Japan and South Korea. Elsewhere in Asia, the speech appeared to be a confirmation that U.S. policy towards Asia would no longer be business as usual...or so it seemed.
Since the inauguration, President Trump has reversed his position on the “One China policy”—having previously regarded the position as “negotiable,” and the U.S. alliances with Japan and South Korea have been reaffirmed following President Trump’s meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ trip to both Japan and South Korea, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meetings with his counterparts from both Japan and South Korea on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Germany. President Trump’s Asia policy appears to be moderating over time, but on almost every front, questions remain as to how the U.S. will proceed in Asia under his leadership.
Join us as Ian Bremmer and others review President Trump’s early moves in Asia in the first 100 days of his presidency, outstanding issues he will have to consider, and the challenges on the horizon.
Join us for Asia Society's annual dive into Down Under’s exciting world of short film. Enjoy an evening of eclectic films, featuring live action, documentary and animated shorts. Followed by a reception.
Curated by Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and former Head of Film and Television at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Produced by Australian Short Film Today LLC.
Underwritten by the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Australian Consulate-General in New York, the American Australian Association, Advance, and Australians in Film. Visit asiasociety.org/new-york/events/upcoming for a complete schedule
Now in its fourteenth year, Asia Society’s “Oz Prize” is the premier honor bestowed for excellence in journalism on Asia. It honors the late Osborn Elliott, the legendary journalist and longtime Newsweek editor, who set new standards for reporting and editing and became one of the earliest practitioners of "civic journalism."
Join us as the host of the The Takeaway on WNYC and PRI, John Hockenberry, moderates a conversation featuring this year’s honoree. Jury Chair Marcus Brauchli, Managing Partner at North Base Media and former executive editor of The Washington Post, will present the 2017 award.
Past winners of the Oz Prize include: Surdarsan Raghavan of The Washington Post (2016), Bloomberg News team (2015), Reuters team (2014), Bloomberg News team (2013), April Rabkin, Fast Company (2012), Keith Bradsher of The New York Times (2010), International Herald Tribune team (2009), Shai Oster of The Wall Street Journal (2008), Evan Osnos of the Chicago Tribune (2007), Barbara Demick of the Los Angeles Times and Matthew McAllester of Newsday (2006), Philip P. Pan of The Washington Post (2005), John Pomfret of The Washington Post (2004), and Elisabeth Rosenthal of The New York Times (2003).
Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump reassured the Republic of Korea of the “ironclad commitment” of the U.S. to the alliance in the face of North Korean threats and provocations. Previous comments made by Mr. Trump—both on the campaign trail and after—had called into question core principles of the alliance, from long-standing U.S. military commitments to the support of regional free-trade agreements. President Trump’s reaffirmation of the decades-long friendship provided a measure of stability during a period of repeated threats from North Korea, and domestic political turmoil in the South. On May 9, 2017 Korea will elect a new President and begin a discussion on possible changes to foreign policy that may be at odds with the U.S. Meanwhile North Korea appears on the brink of a profoundly upgraded missile capacity and the Trump administration has sent a US Navy strike group into nearby waters.
Join us for a special breakfast program featuring opening remarks by former South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ro-Myung Gong, followed by a panel discussion with Chung-in Moon, and Sue Mi Terry. What does the future hold for the U.S.-Korea alliance, the Korean Peninsula and the security of Northeast Asia?