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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

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Projects : Singapore

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America's Role in Asia project

Every four years, The Asia Foundation convenes a series of high-level workshops in Asia and the United States to review the current state and future direction of Asia-U.S. relations. The Southeast Asia meetings are held in Singapore and have been chaired by Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large, Professor Tommy Koh.

Freeman Fellows Program

The Freeman Fellows program promotes dialogue between emerging leaders from America and Southeast Asia through reciprocal study tours focused on current issues in public policy. In 2005, a group of Freeman Fellows visited Singapore and received briefings by academics from the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and also met with Singapore's President Mr. S R Nathan.

Luce Scholars Program

In partnership with the Luce Foundation, The Asia Foundation places young Americans in various Asian organizations for a sponsored work year in Asia, through the highly competitive Luce Scholars program. Since 1979, The Asia Foundation has placed 19 Americans in Singapore, in organizations such as the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), the Business Times, and the Ministry of Finance. This year, three young American Luce Scholars will be placed in Singapore – in the NUS Vice-President's Office, the LKY School, and the Singapore International Arbitration Council.

Trainings and Study Visits

The Asia Foundation and the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly sponsored three Director-level officials from the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to attend the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy's Senior Management Program in June-July 2008. Three officials from the Afghanistan Government also attended the same program the previous year. In July 2008, a delegation of Vietnam officials from the Office of the National Assembly, the Office of the President, the Office of the Government, and the Office of the Party Central Committee visited Singapore to learn about the Singapore Government's processes of institutional reform, policy coordination, and personnel management and development.

Workshops and Conferences

In June 2008, The Asia Foundation co-sponsored an International Workshop on Autonomy and Armed Separatism in South and Southeast Asia in Singapore, jointly hosted by the Asia Research Institute and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Steven Rood, the Foundation's Country Representative in the Philippines, and Thomas Parks, Regional Director for Conflict and Governance, both gave presentations at the event. In April 2008, Allen Choate, Vice-President of Partners in Asian Development, gave a presentation on the role of philanthropy and trusts at the Private Banking Asia 2008 Conference in Singapore.



Margaret F. Williams Memorial Fellowship in Asian Art

Support for four directors from major museums in Singapore, Japan, Korea, and China to participate in the first forum for Museum Directors of Asian Art from Asia and the U.S., hosted by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to foster greater global awareness of Asian art and cultures while exploring models for collaboration and partnerships among the institutions.


Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC)

Travel of CIAC officials to Kuala Lumpur to meet with Malaysian airport officials and representatives of the low-cost airline industry; Participation of CIAC officials in the “7th Annual Low Cost Airlines Conference” in Singapore; Analysis and assistance in drafting marketing, business, and operations plan for Clark Airport; Developing a land-use plan carried out by international engineering firm, AECOM; Participation in the “Routes Asia 2010 Airline Convention” in Adelaide; Participation in the “EyeforTransport 8th 3PL USA Summit 2010” in Atlanta, Georgia.


Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA)

Participation in the “7th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Training Institutions of ASEAN+3” in Singapore to strengthen the institute’s professional capacity to provide information, education, and international perspectives to Lao officials; Participation in the “38th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations” in Malta; Providing internet access to facilitate IFA research, information-gathering, and communication; The Young Leaders Meeting at the Asia Pacific Roundtable (APR) held in Kuala Lumpur.


America's Role in Asia

Release of findings and recommendations of companion reports compiled in "America's Role in Asia: Asian and American Views," with public events in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Asia-Pacific Judicial Reform Forum

Participation of two judicial reform advocates to attend the Asia-Pacific Judicial Reform Forum 2009 in Singapore.


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