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Dancing on the Line between Art and Activism

December 6, 2023

By John Rieger and Tracie Yang

Asia Foundation Development Fellows (from left) Shazia Uzman and Jan Mikael de Lara Co

Each Fall the Foundation selects 12 promising Asian professionals under 40 to be Asia Foundation Development Fellows, a year-long fellowship of short courses, conferences, and study tours in Asia and the United States.

Today John and Tracie are joined by two of our 2023 fellows. Feminist activist Shazia Usman, who now works for the UN, is a celebrated author from Fiji. Jan Mikael de Lara Co, formerly head of communications for the Liberal Party of the Philippines, is also a published poet.



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