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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

 

The Asia Foundation Announces New Trustee Stephanie Fahey

San Francisco, December 8, 2016

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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 Stephanie Fahey to its Board of Trustees at its September 26, 2016 meeting. Dr. Fahey has 25 years experience in the Australian higher education sector having worked as both an academic… Read more

 

Asia Foundation’s David M. Lampton Meets with Madame Fu Ying in Beijing

Beijing, July 25, 2016

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During a recent visit to Beijing, David M. Lampton, Chairman of the Board of The Asia Foundation, met with Madame Fu Ying, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, near the Great Hall of the People. The discussion spanned a range of issues including the current state of the China-U.S. relationship, the challen… Read more

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The Asia Foundation Announces New Trustees and Trustees Emeriti

San Francisco, May 26, 2016

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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 three new members to its Board of Trustees at its May 23, 2016 meeting: Stephen Kahng, James D. McCool, and Janet Montag. The Foundation also elected three former Trustees to Trustee Em… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Announces New Trustees and Honors Retiring Trustees

San Francisco, March 22, 2016

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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 Annual Meeting on January 30, 2016: Walter Jared Frost and Noeleen Heyzer. The Foundation also honored six trustees who completed their t… Read more

 

The Global Times Features David M. Lampton Insights on President Xi Jinping’s Visit to the U.S.

September 24, 2015

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The Global Times interviews The Asia Foundation’s Chairman of the Board David M. Lampton for his insights on President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States. Read more: “Xi’s visit tackles serious concerns.”

 

The Asia Foundation Announces New Trustees and Trustees Emeriti

San Francisco, July 10, 2015

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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: L. Brooks Entwistle, Reuben Jeffery III, Theodore L. Eliot III, and Meredith Ludlow. In recognition of their continued dedication and support,… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation’s David M. Lampton Named Most Influential China Watcher

San Francisco, January 30, 2015

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The Asia Foundation’s Chairman of the Board David M. Lampton was recently named the most influential China watcher by the Institute of International Relations at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. Researchers assessed 158 experts and ranked the 20 most important and influential China observers in the United States. The report also inc… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Announces Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

San Francisco, July 22, 2014

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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 Donald Steinberg and Elizabeth Economy to its Board of Trustees. The Foundation made the announcement at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. Mr. Steinberg is president and CEO of World… Read more

 

Monterey Institute’s The WIP Interviews Najla Ayubi on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

June 9, 2014

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The Women’s International Perspective (WIP) interviews Asia Foundation Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan Najla Ayubi on women’s rights in the country. A global source for women’s perspectives, The WIP is based at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where Asia Foundation Trustee & Vice Chair of the Board Sunder Ramaswamy s… Read more

 

United States Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Arrives in New Delhi

June 9, 2014

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Ambassador Kathleen Stephens arrives at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to begin her tenure as the United States Charge d’Affaires ad interim to India. Ambassador Stephens joined the board of The Asia Foundation in 2014 and is taking a leave of absence during her time in India. Read the full press release from the U.S. Embassy India: “United States C… Read more

 

Bloomberg Quotes Adil Najam on Detainment of Pakistan’s MQM Party Leader

June 4, 2014

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Bloomberg and Bloomberg BusinessWeek quote Asia Foundation Trustee Adil Najam on the situation in Karachi following Pakistan’s MQM party leader Altaf Hussain’s detainment by U.K. police as part of a money-laundering investigation. Read the full article here: “Gunfire in Karachi, Stocks Drop on Report of Politician’s Arrest.”

 

Asia Foundation Launches Interactive Timeline

San Francisco, May 14, 2014

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To mark its 60th anniversary, The Asia Foundation debuted today a living, interactive timeline of its six decades in Asia, including archival video, audio interviews, oral histories, photographs, documents, and multimedia. The timeline tells a compelling story of international development in Asia from the 1950s to present day while weaving in the F… Read more

 

KQED Forum Interviews Trustee Karl Eikenberry on Afghan Elections

April 7, 2014

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KQED Forum host Michael Krasny speaks with Asia Foundation Trustee Karl Eikenberry  on Afghanistan’s April 5 elections.  Listen here: “Afghanistan Marks First Democratic Transition of Power.”

 

Bloomberg Businessweek and Financial Times Feature Asia Foundation Trustee Geoffrey Garrett as New Dean of The Wharton School

March 20, 2014

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Bloomberg Businessweek and Financial Times feature Asia Foundation Trustee Geoffrey Garrett as new dean of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2014. Similar articles appear in Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, and The Voices of Philadelphia. Read the full article here: “Wharton Plucks New Dean… Read more

 

North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC) Interviews Asia Foundation Trustee Karl Eikenberry

March 11, 2014

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North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC) and Raleigh News & Observer interview Asia Foundation Trustee Karl Eikenberry during his recent visit to North Carolina State University to join a panel conversation about the importance of humanities and social sciences at North Carolina State University. The discussion stems from a bipartisan report, The Hea… Read more

 

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

San Francisco, March 7, 2014

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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 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 ma… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Anniversary Highlights Critical Issues Facing Asia

Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 22, 2014

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poverty, inequality, dysfunctional governance, and violent conflict According to The Asia Foundation, Asia’s economic success obscures the critical issues and challenges affecting the region. These include persistent poverty, growing income inequality, widespread corruption, gender discrimination, environmental threats, and deadly religious and eth… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustee Melanne Verveer Writes CNN Op-Ed on Afghan Women

November 1, 2013

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Asia Foundation Trustee and former ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues Melanne Verveer writes CNN Op-Ed “Don’t abandon the women of Afghanistan.” Read the full article here: “Don’t abandon the women of Afghanistan.”

 

The Asia Foundation Remembers Trustee Emeritus Thomas Foley

October 23, 2013

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Long-time supporter and Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Foundation Thomas Foley passed away on Friday, October 18 at the age of 84. Ambassador Foley served with distinction on The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 2001-2009 until he became a Trustee Emeritus in 2009. “We are saddened by the loss of our Asia Foundation family member,” said Asia… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustee Melanne Verveer Writes on Afghan Women for Politico’s Women Rule

October 16, 2013

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Asia Foundation Trustee and former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer writes on Afghan women for Politico’s “Women Rule,” a special project by Politico, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation that explores how women are leading change in politics, policy and their communities. Highlighting the contributions of Afghanistan’s mos… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie Partners with New York City Fashion Designer Lyn Devon to Host Trunk Show Benefiting Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program

New York, New York, October 11, 2013

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Ann Kinney (left) joins fashion designer Lyn Devon (center) and Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie (right) at a trunk show at Lyn Devon’s Manhattan showroom to benefit The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program. On September 24, Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie hosted a trunk show at… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Announces Two New Trustees

San Francisco, July 30, 2013

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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 The Honorable Howard L. Berman and William H. Neukom to its Board of Trustees. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Berman and Mr. Neukom to our distinguished Board of Trustees. We are h… Read more

 

Asia-Pacific Expert, Trustee David Lampton Awarded Scalapino Prize

July 21, 2010

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Dr. David M. Lampton, Asia Foundation trustee and director of China Studies at The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, was recently awarded the inaugural Robert A. Scalapino Prize in recognition of his exceptional contributions to America’s understanding of the vast changes underway throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Scala… Read more

 

China’s Double Game

July 9, 2008

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China’s elite and public opinion leaders have a national grand strategy. For them, the next twenty years provide a strategic opportunity. In a February 23, 2004, Politburo study session, General Secretary and President Hu Jintao could not have been clearer when he said, “Take a broad view of the world while analyzing the situation; see clear-headed… Read more