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NEW YORK, September 11, 2017 — Kevin Rudd, Thomas Donilon, and Ashok Kumar Mirpuri discuss a range of diplomacy and security issues affecting Asia. The discussion coincides with the publication of a new Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) report, Preserving the Long Peace in Asia: The Institutional Building Blocks of Long-Term Regional Security. (1 hr., 23 min.)
International migration is a reality in the Asia-Pacific region with historic roots and a long future ahead. Migrants bring a lot of benefits to their countries of origin and destination. The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact (6 – 8 November 2017) in Bangkok reviews how we can work together to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.
Artists share their experiences, knowledge and stories on building a career and their brand within the Asia-Pacific region. Speakers: KAKU (Artist, Asia) Laidback Luke (Artist, Netherlands) Mija (Artist, North America) Rave Radio (Artists, Australia) Unity (Artist, China) Moderated by Damian Saint (W Bali – Seminyak, W Sound Suite & Music Curator, Indonesia)
EXPLORING NEW POSSIBILITIES THROUGH GLOBAL LEARNING This is the official introduction video of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU). APU is one of Japan's most culturally-diverse universities and is located in Beppu, Oita. With students from nearly 90 countries/regions and an alumni network of 138 countries/regions, this diversity deeply impacts the student experience on a daily basis. The vibrant learning environment at APU encourages cross-cultural understanding, fosters collaboration, and nurtures creativity. Ultimately, it empowers individuals not only to adapt to the global working environment but also to strive for positive changes for local communities and the world at large. Academic programs at APU are offered in both English and Japanese, including a wide range of on-campus...
China’s buildup of air and naval capability in the South China Sea shows no signs of abating. If anything, the pace since last summer has accelerated, and the Chinese attitude is more belligerent. Will the economic slowdown, signs of political instability, and US and allied military pushback give China pause or will it double down in the historic race for regional hegemony? Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution David Shear, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Cui Tiankai, Ambassador of China to the United States Moderator: Gordon Lubold, Pentagon Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
From 3 to 5 November at the Crown Convention Centre in Perth, the most significant bilateral conference between Germany and Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region will redefine the depth of economic linkages between our countries and the wider region. Political and business leaders will explore new investment and trade opportunities with a special focus on growth in the Asia-Pacific. Find out more and register at aprcperth2017.com
National REDD+ processes are changing the rules of the game for Civil Society (CSO) and Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) representatives by creating space for positive engagement with government representatives. Sixteen CSO, IP and government representatives from seven countries participated in the UN-REDD Programme’s Asia-Pacific Regional Exchange among CSO and IP representatives and leaders over 7-8 May 2015, in Bangkok to share their experiences and lessons learned on CSO and IP engagement, as well as to highlight areas for improvement.
Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) was founded in 1979 on the joint initiatives of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). APT is an intergovernmental organization that operates in conjunction with telecom service providers, manufacturers of communications equipment, and research and development organizations active in the field of communication, information and innovation technologies. The objective of the APT is to foster the development of telecommunication services and information infrastructure throughout the region with a particular focus on the expansion thereof in less developed areas.
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2017 — Asian ambassadors and members of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Independent Commission on Trade Policy discuss the commission’s new report, 'Charting a Course for Trade and Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific.' Speakers include Wendy Cutler, Peter Grey, Ahn Ho-young, Pham Quang Vinh and Shawn Donnan. (48 min., 43 sec.) To download the report visit: http://asi.as/bYVfwY
Sophia - a creation of Hanson Robotics - will champion the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on innovation. Experts believe that artificial intelligence such as Sophia marks the coming of the fourth industrial revolution and will bring about a dramatic shift in how technology can help solve some of development’s most intractable problems. Sophia’s role was announced at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore, where she is seen in conversation with Jaco Cilliers, Director and Chief, Regional Policy and Program for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP. The RBF is being co-organized by UNDP and Global Initiatives. The forum is aimed at helping the private sector integrate the SDGs into their business models to help accelerate the achievement of th...
Panel discussion on "Countdown to Crisis: Asia Pacific Insecurity and America" at the 2017 Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, co-presented by the Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University on October 4, 2017. Panelists are Michael Collins, CIA; Ambassador Joseph DeTrani; and Yong Suk Lee, CIA. Moderated by Jim Sciutto, CNN.
NEW YORK, September 24, 2014 — Stating that it's time for Vietnam to assume the mantle of a "proactive regional actor," Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh argues for how his country can contribute to greater stability in the Asia Pacific region, in particular by supporting ASEAN-led solutions to tensions in the South China Sea and elsewhere. Watch the complete program: http://scty.asia/1rvVzMe 2014 United Nations General Assembly at Asia Society: http://scty.asia/1rvVAjf
Professor Bryce Barker joins Dr Anna Hayes from the University of Southern Queensland to discuss what is meant by culture and how culture influences the ideas, values, beliefs and behaviours of societies in the OERu's course on international relations: Regional relations in Asia and the Pacific. © University of Southern Queensland, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Travelodge Hotels (Asia) is embarking on a major expansion within Asia Pacific. To show its intent, the first Travelodge hotel to open in the region is located in one of the most sought after hotel destinations in the world - Hong Kong. In this most amazing of cities, Travelodge has not signed just one property, but already has a second and is looking for even more! In this exclusive HD video interview with Stephen Burt, Chairman of Travelodge Hotels (Asia), we discuss this expansion in more detail. We talk about what the first hotel means, what relationship they have with Absolute Hotel Services, where the second hotel in Hong Kong will be located and what targets they have for the region by end-2020. We talk about the brand as a whole, what it means and what signature services guetss can...
The video features the Internet inspiration in the lives of individuals across Asia-Pacific. It is produced with the help of ISOC chapters in Asia-Pacific and truly depicts importance of the Internet in people's lives - from a small Kid to an old Mother !