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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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In The News

The U.S. Role in Asia-Pacific: A Philippine Perspective

September 14, 2011

The United States currently plays many roles in the Asia-Pacific region, but from a Philippine perspective, three top the list: U.S. involvement in regional security architecture and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea-West Philippine Sea (SCS-WPS); U.S. leadership in forging the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement…

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Notes from the Field

U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Reflects on Time with Luce Scholars

September 14, 2011

Before leaving for Washington last month I spent a couple of days in Canterbury with a very special group of folks – the 2010-2011 Luce Scholars. I myself was a Luce Scholar back in the stone age (1984-1985), before the current class of Scholars was born, and I thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with an important part of my early personal and professional development.

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Notes from the Field

Afghan Education Leaders Find Unexpected Common Ground Visiting Virginia’s Schools

July 27, 2011

As we pulled up to a nondescript office building in Charlottesville, Virginia, a woman on her cell phone waved cheerily to us, confirming we had finally arrived at the right place after a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., and adventures with wavering GPS signals.

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Notes from the Field

Afghan Delegation to U.S. Offers Glimpse into What Underlies Future Peace and Security

June 15, 2011

Few Americans will ever get the opportunity to meet an Afghan governor, an advisor to President Hamid Karzai, or an Afghan parliamentarian, much less discuss in person the critical issues that underlie efforts toward future peace and security in Afghanistan.

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In The News

Looking Beyond Hu’s Visit to Washington

January 19, 2011

Seasoned observers of Sino-U.S. relations are describing President Hu Jintao’s state visit this week as the most important bilateral event since Deng Xiaoping headed to Washington in 1979 or even since Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972. That may be an exaggeration, but Hu and President Obama are meeting at a critical moment amid growing uncertainty and divisiveness in the relationship. Over the past year, the two countries have not only sparred over such longstanding issues as U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, human rights, and currency reform, but also over new problems such as South China Sea navigation rights, exports of rare earth minerals, and North Korean attacks on South Korea.

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