The Asia Foundation Announces New Chairman of the Board and Three New Trustees

San Francisco, March 7, 2014 — The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, announces the election of David M. Lampton as Chairman of the Board and the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Ralph L. Boyce, Lauren Kahea Moriarty, and Kathleen Stephens. The Foundation made the announcement at a recent Board of Trustees meeting where it also honored outgoing trustees who have completed their terms of service: former Chairman of the Board Michael H. Armacost and former trustees Mary Bullock, Theodore L. Eliot, Jr., Harry Harding, James Andrew Kelly, and Franklin Tugwell.

  • David M. Lampton – Lampton joined The Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2006, becoming the Chairman of the Board in 2014. He is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he also heads SAIS China, the school’s overall presence in the PRC. Former president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and former Dean of Faculty at SAIS, he is the author of The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (2008) and The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy (editor, 2001). He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor of philosophy degrees from Stanford University. He has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was winner of the Scalapino Prize in 2010, and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, has just been published by UC Press in January 2014.
  • Ralph (Skip) Boyce – Boyce joined The Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2014. He was appointed vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing Southeast Asia in February 2008. Before joining Boeing, Boyce was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State for 31 years. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Thailand from January 2005 to December 2007. Before that, he was ambassador to Indonesia from October 2001 to October 2004 and deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from August 1998 to July 2001. His earlier assignments with the U.S. government included deputy chief of mission in Bangkok; deputy chief of mission in Singapore; political counselor in Bangkok; and advisor to the deputy secretary of state, responsible for the foreign affairs budget. Boyce began his Foreign Service career with assignments in Tehran, Tunis, and Islamabad. Boyce is a trustee of The Asia Foundation Singapore and has served as chairman of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council U.S.-Indonesia committee. He has a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University.
  • Lauren Kahea Moriarty – Moriarty joined The Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2014. She is an educator, committed community leader, frequent public speaker, and former dean, and diplomat. In 2010-2013, Moriarty served as Dean of Academics at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, a U.S. Department of Defense educational institution. Prior to that, she was a career U.S. diplomat for almost three decades, working primarily on Asia and international economics. Moriarty was U.S. ambassador and senior official to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and State Department deputy assistant secretary-level Coordinator for East Asia and Pacific Economic Issues (2003-2005). As head of the Economic Sections at the U.S. Embassy in the PRC (1999-2001) and the American Institute in Taiwan (1994-1997), she provided critical advice and support to the China and Taiwan accessions to the World Trade Organization. From Washington and assignments abroad, she shaped U.S. policy on lending from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and other international financial institutions. Moriarty also served as deputy head of the American Institute in Taiwan (1997-1998), the institution the U.S. Congress established to manage relations between the peoples of the United States and Taiwan. She has lived and worked for twelve years in East and Southeast Asia (China, Taiwan, and Thailand) and seven years in South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan). She is passionate about education, serves on boards related to education and actively supports efforts for young people to engage globally. Moriarty earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai’i and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
  • Kathleen Stephens – Stephens joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2014. She is currently the 2013-14 Koret Fellow at the Korean Studies Program (KSP) at Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Stephens recently completed 35 years as a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service. She was acting under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in 2012, and U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, 2008-2011. Stephens has served in numerous posts in Washington, Asia, and Europe. From 2005 to 2007 she was principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP). While deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) from 2003 to 2005, she focused on post-conflict and stabilization issues in the Balkans. She was director for European Affairs at the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. Stephens’ overseas postings included service in China, Korea, Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Portugal, and Trinidad & Tobago. Stephens graduated from Prescott College, and holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, along with honorary doctoral degrees from Chungnam National University and the University of Maryland. Stephens studied at the University of Hong Kong. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea in the 1970s.

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