Luce Scholars Mark 40 Years
This week in New York, The Asia Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation marked 40 years of partnership in providing life-changing work experiences in Asia for young leaders. The organizational placements arranged by The Asia Foundation for each Scholar on the basis of their career interests are at the heart of the program's success. Nearly 700 Luce Scholars have been placed, many of whom have gone on to demonstrate extraordinary leadership, including, Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot; World Bank President Robert Zoellick; Dr. Diana Farmer, the world's first female fetal surgeon; and Terry Adamson, executive vice president of National Geographic Society. Former Luce Scholars addressed the special gathering, as did Luce Foundation president Michael Gilligan.