Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Named Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Program Year: 2012

As the leader of the world’s largest development NGO, Founder and Chair of BRAC Sir Fazle Hasan Abed’s Fellowship entailed meetings with senior officials in the international development field, as well as presentations at prestigious institutions in Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area. Sir Fazle’s remarks focused on issues of poverty alleviation, education, and food security.

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.