Board of Trustees

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The Asia Foundation Announces New Members of the Board of Trustees

January 12, 2024

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The Asia Foundation announces three new members to the Board of Trustees effective January 2024. Joining our mission to improve lives and expand opportunities across Asia and the Pacific, these new members bring a wealth of experience, diverse perspectives, and a shared commitment to advancing our impact. Meet our new members: Lama Ahmad is a resea… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustees Elected as New Board Co-Chairs of the Henry Luce Foundation

September 14, 2022

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The Henry Luce Foundation recently elected Asia Foundation trustees Terry Adamson and Debra Knopman as co-chairs of their Board of Directors. The Luce Foundation is a long-time partner of The Asia Foundation in promoting leadership development through the Luce Scholars Program. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is a unique exchange Americ… Read more

 

Honoring Asia Foundation Trustee Emeritus Thomas Payne Rohlen

San Francisco, April 12, 2022

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The Asia Foundation mourns the loss of Trustee Emeritus Thomas Payne Rohlen, who died peacefully surrounded by family on March 6, 2022, at the age of 81. Rohlen served on The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2016. He was a Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow with Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies, and a form… Read more

 

Tim Kochis: Legacy Giving

June 14, 2021

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Tim Kochis and Penelope Wong joined The Asia Foundation’s Haydn Williams Legacy Society by making arrangements in their living trust to give a percentage of their eventual estate to The Asia Foundation. This is in addition to many annual gifts over the years and pledges to the current campaign. These combine to make an impactful contribution to the… Read more

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The Asia Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

San Francisco, December 16, 2020

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The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, announces the addition of four members to its Board of Trustees: Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr.; Ambassador Karl Eikenberry; Ambassador Mary Ann Peters; and Stephanie Fahey. Eikenberry and Fahey are returning me… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustee Adil Najam Moderates Coronavirus Livestream Discussion

April 1, 2020

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Asia Foundation trustee and Dean of Boston University’s Pardee School of Grant Studies Adil Najam moderates a seminar “Coronavirus and the Future of Infectious Disease,” on April 1.  The seminar features a discussion between Nahid Bhadelia (associate professor, Medicine/Infectious Diseases, BU School of Medicine), Davidson Hamer (professor, Gl… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Announces Three New Trustees

San Francisco, February 27, 2020

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The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Debra Knopman, Frank Lavin, and Ted Osius. The Foundation made the announcement at a recent Board of Trustees meeting where it also honored o… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Elects Markos Kounalakis, Jacqueline Lundquist to Board of Trustees

San Francisco, November 1, 2019

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The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, announces the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees at its September 2019 meeting: Markos Kounalakis and Jacqueline Lundquist. Dr. Markos Kounalakis is an author, publisher, journalist, and schola… Read more

 

A Tribute to Ted Eliot

October 23, 2019

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Asia Foundation trustee emeritus Ted Eliot, Jr., who left us this fall at the grand age of 91, demonstrated throughout his life that America’s first line of defense is manned by wise and seasoned diplomats practicing the art of diplomacy. For almost seven decades, Ambassador Eliot led by example, brilliantly tutored Foreign Service officers, and de… Read more

 

Honoring Asia Foundation Trustee Emeritus Theodore L. Eliot, Jr.

San Francisco, August 12, 2019

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Asia Foundation Trustee Emeritus Theodore L. Eliot, Jr. passed away on August 8 at the age of 91. Theodore Lyman Eliot Jr. was born Jan. 24, 1928, part of the prominent Boston Eliot family, which included several college presidents and one Nobel Prize winner. He graduated from Harvard University in 1948 and married Pat Peters in 1951, in Sri Lanka,… Read more

 

Giving Voice, Leading Change

April 24, 2019

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When The Asia Foundation says it believes, and invests, in emerging leaders in Asia, it goes a step beyond leadership programs. The Foundation opens itself to be steered by the very leaders it cultivates. I saw this first hand when, as a graduate of the Asia Foundation Development Fellows program, I was appointed to a two-year term on the Foundatio… Read more

 

Bloomberg features Ambassador Kathleen Stephens

March 1, 2019

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Bloomberg interviews former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and Asia Foundation Trustee Kathleen Stephens on the recent U.S.- DPRK Nuclear Summit held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

The Asia Foundation Announces New Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairs and Trustees

San Francisco, January 30, 2019

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The Asia Foundation announces the election of Sunder Ramaswamy as chairman of the board; Timothy Kochis and Ambassador Kathleen Stephens as vice chairs; and Jerome L. Dodson, Patricia M. Loui, and Deanne Weir as trustees. Additionally, Iromi Perera and Dustin Palmer are joining the board as term trustees. President David D. Arnold welcomed them: “O… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustee Daniel Feldman Joins Covington & Burling LLP as Senior Counsel

January 23, 2019

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Asia Foundation trustee Daniel F. Feldman joins Covington & Burling LLP, an international law firm, as a senior counsel in the firm’s Public Policy practice and a member of Global Problem Solving initiative. His distinguished government career also includes serving as Director of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Co… Read more

 

Bloomberg Opinion Features Asia Foundation Trustee Elizabeth Economy’s China Book

January 18, 2019

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Bloomberg Opinion features The Third Revolution, a book on China by Asia Foundation trustee Elizabeth Economy. The op-ed was written by Hal Brands of the John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, who names The Third Revolution as a “must-read book of 2018.” Read the op-ed here.

Asia Foundation trustee Tim Kochis as he apeared in A & S Marquette Magazine in 2018. 

Developing a Moral Compass by Understanding the Human Condition and Appreciating Differing Perspectives: Asia Foundation Trustee Tim Kochis

June 20, 2018

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Asia Foundation trustee Tim Kochis in A&S Marquette Magazine In his wide-ranging career, Asia Foundation Trustee Tim Kochis has been a nationally prominent wealth manager and strategic consultant, a six-time author, a philanthropist, and an educator. At U.C. Berkeley, where he cofounded the university’s personal financial planning program, an a… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustees Comment on Trump-Kim summit

June 12, 2018

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Asia Foundation Trustees Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and Michael J. Green weigh in on the recent U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore. CNN feature: History beckons for Trump and Kim “My own sense is that he would only be ready to (totally disarm) at the end of a very long process and that his goal at the present time is to remain a de facto nuclea… Read more

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Asia Foundation Chairman Dr. David M. Lampton Honored by Committee of 100 for Advancing U.S.-China Relations

May 30, 2018

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At its recent annual conference in Silicon Valley on May 5, 2018, the Committee of 100 (C100) honored Asia Foundation Chairman Dr. David M. Lampton with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing U.S.-China Relations. Lampton, who joined The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2006 and became Chairman of the Board in 2014, is Hyman Professor and… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustee Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Appointed as President & CEO of KEI

May 25, 2018

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Yonhap News features an article about Asia Foundation Trustee Kathleen Stephens’ appointment as president & CEO of Washington, D.C-based Korea Economic Institute of America, effective September 1, 2018. “This is an important time in the U.S.-Korea relationship,” she said in a statement released by the institute. “Interest in the policy challeng… Read more

 

U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry Briefs Asia Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

San Francisco, May 24, 2018

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The Asia Foundation hosted former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry for a special foreign policy briefing during the Board of Trustees meeting in Redwood City this past weekend. Dr. Perry served as Secretary of Defense under the Clinton Administration 1994-1997. At Monday’s board luncheon, Dr. Perry reflected on the history of negotiations… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Expresses Sadness Over Passing of Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Former Trustee, Grantee and Friend

December 1, 2017

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The Asia Foundation expresses its deep sadness over the passing of Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, distinguished diplomat, member of Parliament, former Asia Foundation trustee, and friend. In addition to his many accomplishments, he also served as secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 2008-2012, the first person from Thai… Read more

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The Asia Foundation Announces New Trustees

San Francisco, November 9, 2017

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The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, announces the election of four new members to its Board of Trustees at its September 25, 2017 meeting: Amb. Robert O. Blake, Jr., Dr. Michael J. Green, Amb. Mark W. Lippert, and Ms. Ruby Shang. Ambassador Robert… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustees at Annual Oksenberg Lecture: U.S.-China Relations

Stanford, CA, Thursday, May 11, 2017

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3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Black Community Services Center 418 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA The annual Oksenberg Lecture, honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938–2001), a senior fellow at Shorenstein APARC and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Professor Oksenberg served as a key member of the National Security Co… Read more

 

Q&A with Leading China Expert, Asia Foundation Trustee Elizabeth Economy

October 29, 2014

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In Asia editor Alma Freeman recently sat down with new Asia Foundation trustee Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations’ C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and director for Asia Studies, to discuss China’s environmental challenges, the country’s role as a donor, and her new book co-authored with Michael Levi…

 

A Conversation with World Learning CEO, Development Expert, & Trustee Donald Steinberg

September 10, 2014

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In Asia editor Alma Freeman sat down last month with The Asia Foundation’s new trustee, Donald Steinberg, president and CEO of World Learning, and former deputy administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development, White House Deputy Press Secretary, and U.S. ambassador to Angola.

 

Asia Foundation Announces Two New Trustees

July 23, 2014

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The Asia Foundation just announced two new trustees: Donald Steinberg, former U.S. ambassador to Angola, former USAID deputy administrator, and current president of World Learning, and Elizabeth Economy, renowned Asia expert and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Stay tuned for an In Asia interview with Amb. Steinberg, and read analysis fr… Read more