William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

In 2004, The Asia Foundation's Board of Trustees established the William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution to honor Dr. Fuller at the conclusion of his 15-year tenure as president of the Foundation. This tribute reflects the organization's long-standing interest in the field and Dr. Fuller's personal concern for furthering the professional development of a cadre of young Asians with leadership potential and a commitment to advancing knowledge and experience regarding the management of sub-national conflicts. The fellowship award supports a six-month professional affiliation with a relevant institution in the U.S. arranged by The Asia Foundation. The program may also include visits to selected cities in the US and in some cases, Asia, for additional meetings with specialists.
 

Commemorating Malay-Muslim Icon Haji Sulong: Inspiring Hope for Lasting Peace in Southern Thailand

October 14, 2015

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On the evening of Aug. 14, 2015, the family of the late Haji Sulong – the revered voice of Malay-Muslim cultural identity and nationalism – convened a public event to commemorate the 61st anniversary of his unsolved disappearance. Haji Sulong’s efforts to secure the rights, recognize the unique cultural identity…

 

A Conversation with Pakistani Journalist Wajahat Ali

November 12, 2014

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The Asia Foundation’s deputy country representative in Pakistan, Ameena Ilahi, recently spoke with Pakistani journalist Wajahat Ali, who in 2010 served as an Asia Foundation William P. Fuller Fellow in Conflict Resolution at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. As an accomplished journalist, looking back, what do you consider the highlight or most remarkable moment in your career?

 

Hadee Hamidong awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2014

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Recognized as one of the most effective and influential youth leaders in Thailand’s conflict-affected southern border provinces, Mr. Hadee Hamidong is an independent consultant whose professional activities have focused on peace building programs. He enjoys close working relationships with key local stakeholders in the Deep South, including religio… Read more

 

A Conversation with Pakistani Journalist, Conflict Expert Wajahat Ali

April 13, 2011

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In Asia recently spoke with Pakistani journalist Wajahat Ali, on a visit from Washington, D.C., where he just finished a fellowship at the New America Foundation as an Asia Foundation William P. Fuller Fellow in Conflict Resolution.

 

Al Jazeera: Wajahat Ali Discusses Pakistan’s Media Coverage of Blasphemy Laws

April 1, 2011

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A broadcast on Al Jazeera’s “Listening Post” discusses anti-blasphemy laws in Pakistan and how Pakistan’s media can not disclose the details of the alleged offences. Wajahat Ali, The Asia Foundation’s William P. Fuller Fellow, is one of the speakers during the Global Village Voices section. Ali says, “Pakistani media has slightly failed to educate… Read more

 

Wajahat Ali awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

April 1, 2011

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Mr. Wajahat Ali, a researcher with the Pak Institute of Peace Studies and veteran print and broadcast journalist, has worked with some of the leading media outlets in Pakistan, including Dawn News TV on Pakistan’s foreign policy and regional security. Mr. Ali has studied the genesis of various disputes in and around Pakistan and has sought to under… Read more

 

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Strikes Again

March 9, 2011

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Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law has claimed yet another victim, this time Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, who was on his way to attend the Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday when his car was stopped and riddled with bullets by a group of armed assailants.

 

Pakistan’s Shifting Religious Battles

January 12, 2011

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It has come as a shock to many to see the incredibly positive reaction from nearly 500 Barelvi clerics in Pakistan, regarded as moderate Muslims in an increasingly radicalized environment, to the assassination Tuesday of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by a member of his security detail. Many writers have previously thought of Pakistan’s Barelvi comm… Read more

 

Foreign Policy: Wajahat Ali Examines Recent U.S.-Pakistan Relations

October 29, 2010

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An op-ed in Foreign Policy written by Wajahat Ali, The Asia Foundation’s William P. Fuller Fellow, focuses on U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue talks and the $2 billion military aid package for Islamabad. Ali discusses the history of U.S.-Pakistan relations and how continued political progress in Kabul will also benefit the relationship. Read the fu… Read more

 

Octavio Dinampo awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2009

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Professor Dinampo of Sulu, Mindanao, the fourth recipient of the William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution, teaches political science and history at Mindanao State University – Sulu. He has been an active participant in peace building, conflict resolution and community development activities in association with various local and internati… Read more

 

Wiradmadinata awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

August 1, 2008

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As Secretary General of Forum LSM Aceh and a leading figure in a network of sixty local NGOs in Aceh, Mr. Wiradmadinata has represented Aceh’s’ civil society in advising the Aceh Peaceful Reintegration Agency (BRA) on implementation of the 2005 Peace Agreement between the Aceh Rebellion Movement and the Indonesian Government. For his research affil… Read more

 

Lu Lei awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2006

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Dr. Lu Lei, Director of the Research Center, Institute of Rural Development, a unit of China’s Academy of Sciences, was the second fellowship recipient. During his placement as a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Chinese Studies, he completed a paper on China’s “Land Rights and Village Organizations,” describing… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Fellow Discusses Nepal Situation on PBS’ Foreign Exchange

May 15, 2006

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Deepak Thapa, the first recipient of The Asia Foundation’s William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution, recently appeared on the PBS program “Foreign Exchange” to discuss the recent political turmoil in Nepal. Thapa is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, and as the Fuller Fellow, came to the U.S. to… Read more

 

Deepak Thapa awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2005

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In 2005, the initial William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution was awarded to Mr. Deepak Thapa, Director of the Social Science Baha and a widely respected authority on the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Mr. Thapa was affiliated with Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution as a Visiting Scholar. During his visit, he… Read more