First Cohort of Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network Announced

Meet the first cohort of the Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network. This new initiative, a partnership between the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation, seeks to connect American scholars of Northeast or Southeast Asia in order to create greater understanding of the region as a whole. The program aims to contribute to a more cohesive and sustainable U.S. approach to the Indo-Pacific by identifying and supporting future policy intellectuals and reinvigorating policy-relevant scholarship on contemporary Asia.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation are pleased to announce the first cohort of the Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network.

The Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network seeks to address the unfortunate divides that the vast geographic size and diversity of East Asia have created between Northeast and Southeast Asia specialists, obstructing understanding of the region’s contemporary complexities as a whole. The program identifies and connects American scholars and professionals specializing in Northeast or Southeast Asia. These scholars will be able to 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.

The 2020 class includes the following 11 scholars:

Dr. Darcie DeAngelo
Visiting Assistant Professor
College of the Holy Cross
Dr. Mark Manyin
Specialist in Asian Affairs
Congressional Research Service
Dr. Andrew Oros
Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Washington College
Dr. Renard Sexton
Assistant Professor
Emory University
Dr. Meredith Shaw
Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science
University of Tokyo
Dr. Apichai Shipper
Asia Regional Chair
Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Pon Souvannaseng
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Manchester
Dr. Cecilia Springer
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Mr. Matthew Wheeler
Senior Analyst for Southeast Asia
International Crisis Group
Dr. Andrew Yeo
Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies
Catholic University of America
Dr. Jiakun Jack Zhang
Assistant Professor of East Asian Politics
University of Kansas

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