The Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program seeks to contribute to a better understanding of policy challenges related to the growing importance of Asia in the international political arena and global economy. The program selects highly qualified professionals to serve as resident Fellows at Asia Society's headquarters in New York City or its office in Washington, D.C. for up to one year. During the course of their residencies, Fellows direct a policy initiative, such as a Task Force, Study Group, or policy research project.
The Jack Wadsworth Fellows Program will provide financial support to a distinguished journalist, scholar, or practitioner with experience in Asia to spend three to six months at one or more of Asia Society's Centers. The resident Wadsworth Fellow will plan a series of cross-Center business initiatives, including programs, conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions, designed to stimulate discussion across a range of topics and geographic locations. The Wadsworth Fellow will also provide in-house expertise on timely issues and emerging trends in the U.S.-Asia or pan-Asia business relationship. The Fellow will also organize a conference in an area of his or her expertise and will participate in panel discussions, conferences, and other events at the Society's Centers in the U.S. and Asia.
The Asia Society Associate Fellows Program was developed to deepen the public’s understanding of Asia and U.S-Asian relations, raise a greater awareness of current events, and provide more opportunities for nuanced public dialogue on important issues that are affecting both communities. The Program aims to build a network of leading Asia experts and scholars in the United States and around the world. As recognized leaders in their respective fields, Asia Society Associate Fellows are frequently called upon to raise the profile on important and timely issues affecting the Asian region while helping to accurately shape public understanding on these subjects.