Featured

Featured

The Asia Foundation Announces Two New Trustees

August 7, 2013

Former Congressman Howard L. Berman, and President of the World Justice Project William H. Neukom were recently elected to The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees. During his time in Congress, Mr. Berman was a leading voice in foreign affairs; Mr Neukom is also well known as the former president of the ABA. “We are honored […]

> More

Topics:

Featured

Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer

July 24, 2013

Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, the biggest survey tracking public opinion on corruption, revealed that over half of the 114,000 people surveyed in 107 countries believe the level of corruption has increased over the past two years. In India, for example, as many as 86% of people believe political parties are corrupt. At the […]

> More

Topics:

Featured

Asia Foundation Hosts Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S.

July 10, 2013

On July 9, The Asia Foundation hosted Singapore’s ambassador to the U.S., Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, for a special dinner at its San Francisco headquarters. Mr. Mirpuri discussed ASEAN and regional integration, the “haze” crisis, what it means to be Singaporean, and Singapore’s strong economy and low unemployment. Stay tuned in the next edition of In […]

> More

Featured

Asia Foundation Experts to Discuss Subnational Conflicts in Mindanao and S. Thailand

June 26, 2013

On the heels of The Asia Foundation’s release of the highly anticipated study, “The Contested Corners of Asia,” the Foundation co-sponsored a panel on June 27 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., “Is Peace Breaking Out in Southeast Asia?” The Foundation’s Thailand expert, John Brandon, and country rep in the Philippines, […]

> More

Featured

The Asia Foundation and the Skoll Global Threats Fund Expand Partnership

June 19, 2013

As demand for water for the 700 million people living in the world’s most densely-populated river basins – the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra – rises, new tensions are surfacing that threaten South Asia’s stability. To respond, The Asia Foundation just announced an expansion of its partnership with the Skoll Global Threats Fund, to strengthen access […]

> More

Featured

Asia Foundation President Honors His Excellency U Thura Shwe Mann

June 12, 2013

On June 17, The Asia Foundation honored His Excellency Thura U Shwe Mann, speaker of the lower house of Myanmar’s parliament, at Foundation headquarters for a special breakfast hosted by President David Arnold and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Read about the recent MOU marking the Foundation’s expansion of programs to support Myanmar’s democratic […]

> More

Countries:

Featured

Lotus Circle Honors Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Mr. Chong-Moon Lee

June 5, 2013

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mr. Chong-Moon Lee was awarded the Lotus Leadership Award at the annual luncheon June 6 in New York. Mr. Lee, who is being honored for his commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in Asia, just announced a major new multi-country initiative to combat trafficking in Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. […]

> More

Featured

3rd Annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York City

May 29, 2013

On June 6, The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations making major contributions to the well-being of women and their communities in Asia at the 3rd Annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York City. Awardees this year are the Honorable Sapana Pradhan Malla and Mr. Chong-Moon Lee, both pioneers in […]

> More

Featured

Subnational Conflicts in Asia: Can Foreign Aid Help?

May 22, 2013

On June 3, The Asia Foundation will release a major new study on subnational conflict, now the most deadly, widespread, and enduring form of violent conflict in Asia. This comprehensive  report looks at the effect subnational conflict has had on the region as well as what impact foreign aid has made – or not – […]

> More

Featured

Asia Foundation Signs MOU with Government of Myanmar

May 15, 2013

Last week in Nay Pyi Taw, H.E. U Zin Yaw, Myanmar’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Asia Foundation President David Arnold signed an MOU marking the Foundation’s expansion of programs to support Myanmar’s democratic transition and plans to re-establish a resident office in the country. The Foundation also announced the appointment of Dr. Kim […]

> More