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Notes from the Field

The Island Profiles Inaugural LankaCorps Fellows

October 17, 2012

For Sivashankar Krishnakumar, an electrical engineer from California who is placed with the Foundation of Goodness, organizing the Murali Harmony Cup was a stimulating experience, opening vistas hitherto unexplored. Born in Jaffna, Sivashankar left for the U.S. with his family as a young boy…

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Notes from the Field

Burmese Librarians Discuss Country’s Appetite for Education, Changes Underway

September 26, 2012

The Asia Foundation’s Asian American Exchange unit and Books for Asia are currently conducting a 10-day observation program around northern California for 14 librarians from nine Asian countries. While in San Francisco, In Asia editor Alma Freeman caught up with two librarians from Burma…

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Notes from the Field

Burmese Immigrants in Thailand ‘Want to Go Home’

August 8, 2012

Hours before her expected arrival at the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) office in Mahachai, Thailand, southwest of Bangkok, hundreds of people began to assemble around the building, hoping to secure a good spot to greet or at least catch a glimpse of “the Lady.”

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In The News

In Appreciation of Philanthropic Visionary Tadashi Yamamoto

April 18, 2012

Tadashi Yamamoto, founder and president of the Japan Center for International Exchange, passed away on April 15 at the age of 76. He was an extraordinary person whose career was marked by extraordinary accomplishment. He was a liberal internationalist, an optimist who believed wholeheartedly…

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Notes from the Field

Powering India’s Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

February 15, 2012

Nearing its 65th year of independence, India, the largest democracy and second-most populous country in the world, is undergoing another transformation: a second freedom struggle. Birthed from decades of frustration over rampant corruption, a large-scale movement led by activist Anna Hazare has energized the country’s youth…

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Notes from the Field

Study Abroad Programs: A ‘Sure Thing’ for Development in Indonesia

December 7, 2011

Having worked with Indonesia’s higher education sector since 2000, I have come to believe that studying abroad is as close as one may come to a “sure thing” in Indonesian developmental assistance. Indonesian students and professors studying abroad are exposed to new educational techniques and knowledge…

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Notes from the Field

Asian Museum Leaders Arrive for Directors Forum in San Francisco

November 9, 2011

This week, representatives from renowned museums of Asian art from across Asia and the United States met from November 8-10 in a pioneering conference organized by theAsian Art Museum of San Francisco. The Asia Foundation’s Margaret F. Williams Memorial Fellows in Asian Art Program…

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In The News

Economist Cheng Siwei on China’s Growth, Europe’s Crisis, Occupy Wall Street, and Steve Jobs

October 26, 2011

Last week, In Asia‘s editor, Alma Freeman, sat down with leading Chinese economist, Cheng Siwei, in San Francisco at the start of a series of high-level presentations he delivered across the United States on China’s economic growth and challenges ahead.

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Notes from the Field

Calling on Overseas Sri Lankans to Spur Post-War Progress

October 19, 2011

For many first- and second-generation people of Sri Lankan heritage, Sri Lanka casts a curious spell. It may be a result of being fed a steady diet of their parents’ nostalgia pie. Other children of recent immigrants from Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, and Africa might experience the same emotional tug, but if you’ve grown […]

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Events

Cheng Siwei to Address China’s Growth at Commonwealth Club, Harvard, and Brookings

October 19, 2011

The Asia Foundation awarded its prestigious Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award to leading Chinese economist Cheng Siwei, and has arranged a series of high-level exchanges across the United States on China’s economic growth and challenges ahead.

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