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

September 1, 2006 — 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 adverse effects of China’s land system on farmers.

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.

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