The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation are pleased to announce the recruitment of the first group of scholars for the Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network. The vast geographic size and diversity of East Asia have created unfortunate divides between Northeast and Southeast Asia specialists. Given the complex nature of the region and its growing integration, these divides serve as an obstacle to understanding the complexities of contemporary Asia as a whole. They also compromise efforts to create cohesive and sustainable U.S. policies to advance its vital national interests across a region that will decisively shape the 21st century. With generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, we are launching this new initiative to tap into the deepening integration of Asia, fostering the growth of U.S. specialists with the ability and connections to think holistically about the world’s most dynamic and strategically important region.
Purpose of the Program
The purpose of the Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network is to identify and connect American scholars and professionals specializing in Asia who demonstrate an interest in and extraordinary potential for becoming policy intellectuals. We will support them in this effort in order to expand connections between academic and professional scholars, helping to reinvigorate policy-relevant scholarship on contemporary Asia with the ultimate goal of contributing to the formulation of a more cohesive and sustainable U.S. approach to the Indo-Pacific. These scholars will include regional specialists with diverse expertise and perspectives who can participate constructively in the policymaking process in the mid- and long-term and contribute to better understanding within U.S.-Asia relations by teaching and inspiring future generations.
For more information and application instructions, visit our website here.