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William P. Fuller Fellowship in Peacebuilding

The evolving complexity of subnational conflict in the 21st century requires significant investment in an emerging generation of committed leaders to innovate and drive solutions for peace. The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Peacebuilding is dedicated to the professional development of the next generation of leaders committed to addressing conflict and peacebuilding in Asia. Emphasis is placed on network-building between fellows and the global peacebuilding community to support and elevate the fellows’ development and work.

In 2004, The Asia Foundation's Board of Trustees established the William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution to honor Dr. Fuller's 15-year tenure as president of the Foundation. This tribute reflects the organization's long-standing interest in the field and Dr. Fuller's personal concern for furthering the professional development of a cadre of young Asians with leadership potential and a commitment to advancing knowledge and experience regarding the management of sub-national conflicts.

The fellowship award supports a cohort of three Fuller Fellows each year for extended leadership training and professional development, a study tour and seminars with leading peacebuilding experts and institutions in the United States, a flexible $5,000 USD grant to support their individually tailored projects or advance professional goals, and extended engagement with LeadEx and the Foundation's Conflict & Fragility programs. The 2021 program will be fully virtual. Fuller Fellows are early or midcareer professionals (up to age 40) with demonstrated potential for leadership in peacebuilding who are actively working to promote peace through research, advocacy, policymaking, or other realms bridging knowledge and implementation.


The Asia Foundation Selects Class of 2021-2022 William P. Fuller Fellows in Peacebuilding

San Francisco, October 28, 2021

News Post

The Asia Foundation is excited to announce the class of 2022 William P. Fuller Fellows in Peacebuilding. This group of fellows, which come from five countries in Asia, are an impressive group of emerging leaders with demonstrated leadership capacity and a commitment to advancing knowledge and practice across a range of peace-building efforts. The e… Read more


Commemorating Malay-Muslim Icon Haji Sulong: Inspiring Hope for Lasting Peace in Southern Thailand

October 14, 2015

Blog Post

On the evening of Aug. 14, 2015, the family of the late Haji Sulong – the revered voice of Malay-Muslim cultural identity and nationalism – convened a public event to commemorate the 61st anniversary of his unsolved disappearance. Haji Sulong’s efforts to secure the rights, recognize the unique cultural identity…


A Conversation with Pakistani Journalist Wajahat Ali

November 12, 2014

Blog Post

The Asia Foundation’s deputy country representative in Pakistan, Ameena Ilahi, recently spoke with Pakistani journalist Wajahat Ali, who in 2010 served as an Asia Foundation William P. Fuller Fellow in Conflict Resolution at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. As an accomplished journalist, looking back, what do you consider the highlight or most remarkable moment in your career?


Hadee Hamidong awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2014

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Recognized as one of the most effective and influential youth leaders in Thailand’s conflict-affected southern border provinces, Mr. Hadee Hamidong is an independent consultant whose professional activities have focused on peace building programs. He enjoys close working relationships with key local stakeholders in the Deep South, including religio… Read more


Octavio Dinampo awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2009

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Professor Dinampo of Sulu, Mindanao, the fourth recipient of the William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution, teaches political science and history at Mindanao State University – Sulu. He has been an active participant in peace building, conflict resolution and community development activities in association with various local and internati… Read more


Wiradmadinata awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

August 1, 2008

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As Secretary General of Forum LSM Aceh and a leading figure in a network of sixty local NGOs in Aceh, Mr. Wiradmadinata has represented Aceh’s’ civil society in advising the Aceh Peaceful Reintegration Agency (BRA) on implementation of the 2005 Peace Agreement between the Aceh Rebellion Movement and the Indonesian Government. For his research affil… Read more


Lu Lei awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2006

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Dr. Lu Lei, Director of the Research Center, Institute of Rural Development, a unit of China’s Academy of Sciences, was the second fellowship recipient. During his placement as a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Chinese Studies, he completed a paper on China’s “Land Rights and Village Organizations,” describing… Read more


Deepak Thapa awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

September 1, 2005

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In 2005, the initial William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution was awarded to Mr. Deepak Thapa, Director of the Social Science Baha and a widely respected authority on the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Mr. Thapa was affiliated with Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution as a Visiting Scholar. During his visit, he… Read more