Kenneth I. Juster and Douglas H. Paal Join Asia Foundation Board of Trustees

San Francisco, March 16, 2009 — The Asia Foundation, the premier non-profit organization devoted to Asia’s development since 1954, announced at its recent board meetings the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Douglas H. Paal and The Honorable Kenneth I. Juster bring valuable insight and first-hand knowledge of important issues facing the Asia region, as The Asia Foundation continues its work in over 20 Asian countries to support Asia’s development and foster enhanced relations among the people and governments of Asia and the U.S.

“We enthusiastically welcome our new trustees’ expertise and their commitment to The Asia Foundation and oversight of this healthy, widely-respected, and growing organization,” said Doug Bereuter, president of The Asia Foundation. “Their vast knowledge of Asia and U.S.-Asia relations will support our important programming goals and help shape the vision of the Foundation in the years to come.”

KENNETH I. JUSTER is the executive vice president for law, policy, and corporate strategy at and a member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He previously served as under secretary of commerce from (2001-2005) during which time he founded and served as U.S. chair of the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group and was one of the key architects of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the United States and India. Mr. Juster also served as a senior partner at Arnold & Porter, where he practiced international law, and was the acting counselor of the U.S. Department of State (1992-1993), and deputy and senior adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1989-1992). A recipient of a number of high honors including the Secretary of Commerce’s William C. Redfield Award and Medal and the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and Medal, Mr. Juster holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

DOUGLAS H. PAAL is the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to his current post, Mr. Paal served as Vice Chairman, Asia-Pacific, JPMorgan Chase International (2006-2008), and before that as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan (2002-2006). As a National Security Council staff member under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush, he served as senior director of Asian Affairs (1986-1993) and also as special assistant to President Bush for National Security Affairs. Mr. Paal has held positions within the policy planning staff at the State Department, and at U.S. embassies in Singapore and Beijing. Mr. Paal has spoken and published frequently on Asian affairs and national security issues. He was educated at Brown and Harvard Universities.

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