Premesh Chandran Named Chang-Lin Tien Visiting Fellow

Program Year: 2011

A co-founder of and CEO of Malaysiakini, the leading online news distribution source in Malaysia, Mr. Premesh Chandran made presentations on his vision for developing new media in Malaysia and Southeast Asia through a social enterprise model. His visit entailed meetings with practitioners and researchers to discuss social capital markets, social entrepreneurship, and developments in new media.

The Asia Foundation Chang-Lin Tien Fellows Program was established to foster exchanges for leaders to meet and interact with their counterparts in Asia and the U.S. The fellowship honors the late Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, for his many accomplishments in science, higher education, and community affairs. It was created to highlight Dr. Tien’s assuming the chairmanship of The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees in 1999.