Asia Society Seeking Applications for Bernard Schwartz Resident Fellows Program

The Bernard Schwartz Resident Fellows Program

The Bernard Schwartz Resident Fellows Program seeks to help meet the large and growing need for a nuanced public dialogue on important issues related to the growing importance of Asia in the world and global economy by selecting Fellows to serve in residence at the Asia Society headquarters in New York.
Schwartz Fellows are selected from among the most respected leaders from Asia and the U.S., and serve up to twelve month terms in residence. Candidates are drawn from a variety of fields, including former government officials, academics, business leaders, and journalists. The defining qualification for Schwartz Fellows is a record of distinction and a commitment to engaging the broader public in better understanding Asia.
During the course of their residencies at the Asia Society, Fellows engage in a variety of activities, including:

  • Present at least two major public addresses at the Asia Society in New York and Washington, D.C., with additional speaking opportunities at other Asia Society Centers;
  • Serve as a media resource on relevant, timely issues;
  • Advise the Asia Society staff on public program directions and potential speakers;
  • Participate in major Asia Society conferences in Asia
  • Publish op-ed articles on topics related to Asia policy or U.S.-Asia relations in major Asian or U.S. publications;
  • Be available to American businesses working on Asia, offering advice and, if appropriate, assistance; and,
  • Serve as focal points for the Asia Society's community of Fellows including Adjunct Fellows.

Applications for the program starting in Fall 2010 will be accepted until April 30, 2010. To apply, or for more information, please send your cover letter, CV, and contact information to Ms. Hee-Chung Kim at