Luce Scholars Assist Cambodian Art Conservation Efforts, Research Korean Science Policy, and Explore Indonesian Local Governance
Each year, the Luce Scholars Program sends a diverse group of talented young individuals to Asia for 12 months to learn about Asia and to work in their fields of expertise. This year’s group represents the 35th class of Luce Scholars. The Asia Foundation has been the Henry Luce Foundation’s key partner since the program’s inception in 1974, and a total of more than 500 young Americans have participated.
At the end of August, 17 scholars departed the U.S. for their year in one of the host destinations: Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, and Malaysia. The 2008-2009 scholars’ assignments reflect their broad interests. For example: an environmental restorationist is serving with a landscape designer in Japan; a former staff assistant in the Office of Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor is working on local governance issues in an Indonesian non-governmental organization (NGO); an art conservationist is assisting a museum near the Angkor World Heritage site in Cambodia; a scientist is exploring links between science policy and economic development in a Korean policy institute; and a journalist is assisting with media development projects in Malaysia. During their time in Asia, scholars are working in universities, government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. This year’s scholars are: Sean Colenso-Semple, Ku’uipo Curry, Charles Edel, Anne Marie Gan, Jesse Green, Kenneth Brooks Hickman, Zachary Hill, Allison Jones, Matthew MacGregor, Noah Metheny, Marshall Morales, Jenna Morey, Sheila Ongwae, Jeremiah Schwarz, Ian Simon, Michael Tarrant, and Micah Ziegler.
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Asia Foundation Experts Participate in ADB Yokohama 2017 Annual Meeting
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Cambodia’s Online Reform Initiative Inventory
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