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Asia Society Program Seeks Nominations and Applications


The Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program seeks 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 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 major and original policy project of their own design, including writing a policy relevant publication for Asia Society.

Additionally, Asia Society relies on 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, Fellows play an important role in the Society’s mission of promoting policy dialogue and public education on Asia.

The application process is highly competitive. Candidates are drawn from the fields of government, academia, journalism, business, and civil society. Nominations are by invitation or by application. The defining qualifications for Bernard Schwartz Fellows are a solid record of distinction, a soundly conceived project proposal with clear policy relevance, and a commitment to engaging the policy community and the broader public. The Program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research or work toward a degree. A minimum of 10 years of experience is required; this is a senior level position.

Asia Society is reaching out to our supporters as we seek nominations and applications for the 2012-13 Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program (Spring/Summer 2012 to Summer 2013). Interested applicants who meet the profile and qualifications outlined above should send a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and project proposal to Johan Kharabi at with the subject line “2012 Bernard Schwartz Fellow Application.”


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