“I found it very inspiring when I get to know other fellows. We come from different countries and backgrounds and have different achievements and ambitions. That inspiration has continued on today. I am very hopeful of establishing a network of global change makers, trying to solve some of the world’s present issues.”

Bradley Hiller, Lead Consultant, World Bank and Asian Development Bank (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018)



“What I love about the program is a good mix of different ways of learning, including lectures, executive training and research on specific topics, with a balance of theoretical and practical content. The components of the course are really interesting and stimulating! The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is very focused on Asian issues. If you are interested in the region, that’s definitely a very good program for you.”

Bruna Mara Liso Gagliardi, First Secretary and Advisor on Human Rights, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018)



"The knowledge-sharing and interactions among AsiaGlobal Fellows, and with a wide range of distinguished leaders in their fields, has been amazing. I leave the Program better equipped to contribute in my field of expertise and more broadly in society. "


Maria Perez Esteve, Counsellor, World Trade Organization (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2017)


"The AsiaGlobal Fellows program provides a great opportunity for an elevated, vibrant exchange and discussion of policy insights from fellows, experts and academics from different countries and contexts. Joining the AGF program has proven to be most enriching and comes with my highest recommendation."


Reggie Ramos, former Undersecretary for Legal Affairs, Department of Transportation, The Philippines (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2017)


"Asia is preparing to play a larger role in international affairs. A key to that ambition would be to understand and articulate Asia’s vision on global policy issues. To that end, Asia Global Institute’s mission of learning about “Asian perspectives on global issues” and the participation of AsiaGlobal Fellows is critical. I highly recommend the institute and this fellowship program to mid-career professionals in global affairs from Asia and around the world."


Akshay Mathur, Research Director, Indian Council on Global Relations (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2017)



“The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program has enhanced my personal growth and development and leadership skills. The program really widens my perspectives on different global issues. I can bring those new ideas to my organization and transfer some of the learning and training to my team members when I go back.”

Diane Mak, former Consultant to Deputy Minister of Finance in Liberia (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018)



“The 13-week program gives us a very holistic immersion into the topics and issues we are analyzing. It gives us a lot of time to reach out to various thought leaders to understand the issues from different perspectives, and complete the research on a specific topic.”

Ira Paulo Pozon, former Legal Counsel to Vice President of the Philippines (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018)



“The best thing you can gain from a program like this is the network and friendship developed. After the 2018 cohort, twelve of us from all over the world have all become very close friends.  I think the friendship will stay with us for life.”

Vera Kobalia, former Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018)


"My impression before arriving was that  the program was too good to be true, and it turned out better than I imagined."


 Marc Levitt, former Policy Adviser, U.S. Department of Energy (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2017)



“I have been searching for a program that explores Asian public policy and AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is one of the only programs that has a strong focus on this.”


George Lwanda, an expert who advises the UNDP on policy and law reform for African countries (AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018)