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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 : The Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Fellowship Program

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Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellows and Visiting Fellows Programs

This program honors the Foundation's late chair of the board and chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. In fiscal year 2012, two prominent Asian leaders were invited to the U.S. as Distinguished Visiting Fellows for public presentations and meetings with academics and other specialists: Mr. Cheng Siwei, a prominent Chinese economist and president of the International Finance Forum, Beijing; and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and CEO of BRAC, based in Bangladesh and the largest development NGO in the world. In addition, two accomplished mid-career Asian professionals Asia were invited to the U.S. as Visiting Fellows: a trade specialist from Afghanistan who examined trade promotion policies; and from Thailand, an academic and clinical specialist in forensic medicine practices in support of human rights.


Chang-Lin Tien Visiting Fellows Program

Funding for recipients of the award created to honor the late Chair of the Foundation's Board, in four separate programs: China (clean energy); India (US-China relations vis a vis India); Pakistan (women's issues); and Malaysia (online independent media).


China's Impact on Indian Foreign Policy and Security Strategy

Discussion co-sponsored by The Asia Foundation and the South Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies featuring remarks by Ms. Indrani Bagchi, a prominent Indian journalist and The Asia Foundation's Chang-Lin Visiting Fellow. Ms. Bagchi also spoke at a discussion, co-sponsored by the Foundation and the John L. Thornton China Center at The Brookings Institution, entitled "China's Place in Indian Foreign Policy", where her remarks addressed current themes and drivers of Indian foreign policy, focusing on India's relations with China, Pakistan, and the United States.

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