Mirza Amiri Named Chang-Lin Tien Visiting Fellow

Program Year: 2013

Mr. Mirza Amiri, Former Director and CEO, Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), examined ways to strengthen Afghanistan’s economic development through export promotion and small business development. Following a brief affiliation with the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., he participated in several trade fairs and met with entrepreneurs and business incubators in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.