The Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program sought to contribute to a better understanding of policy challenges and opportunities related to the growing importance of Asia in the international political arena and global economy. The program selected highly qualified professionals to serve as resident fellows at Asia Society’s headquarters in New York City for up to one year. During the course of their residencies, Schwartz Fellows direct a major and original policy project, including writing a policy-relevant publication for the Asia Society Policy Institute.
Additionally, Asia Society relies on Schwartz Fellows to provide in-house expertise via the media. Opportunities to present their work and/or participate in panel discussions, conferences, and other events at the Society’s Centers in the United States and Asia are also arranged. In these ways, Schwartz Fellows play an important role in the Society's mission of promoting policy dialogue and public education on Asia.