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 Richard C. Holbrooke Fellowship for Next Generation Policy Leaders is designed to identify, engage, and promote the next generation of Asian and American foreign policy leaders. The program will appoint two of the most outstanding under-40 leaders per year from any country in the Asia-Pacific region to serve for a one-year term as Holbrooke Fellows. During their term, Fellows will: participate in the Asia Society Williamsburg Conference, participate in the Asia 21 Summit, serve as non-resident fellows of the Asia Society in a manner similar to that of Asia Society Associate Fellows, and write about an Asia-Pacific regional strategy for addressing a significant shared challenge.
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.