Luce Scholars Program Director to Visit Campus and Answer Questions August 26

Mr. Ling Li, the program director for the Luce Scholars Program and program officer for Asia of the Henry Luce Foundation, will be on campus on Friday, August 26 to discuss the Luce Scholars Program.  There will be two meeting: one is for potential applicants (open to students, alumni, junior faculty) and the other is for faculty and administrators who are interested in learning more about promoting and recruiting applicants to the Luce Scholars competition.

The Henry Luce Foundation created the year-long Luce Scholars Program to increase awareness about Asia among potential leaders in American society who have had limited experience in the region and who might not otherwise have an opportunity to come to know Asia. The program is nationally competitive, with only 15 to 18 recipients chosen each year. Luce Scholars receive a stipend, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia.

UW-Madison can nominate two candidates (and in some years three) to the competition.

There are two separate meetings scheduled with Ling Li:

Friday, August 26:

For faculty and administrators:
10:00 a.m. in 336 Ingraham Hall

For potential applicants:
11:30 a.m.  in 336 Ingraham Hall

If you are interested in attending one of the meetings, please send an email to Erin Crawley, fellowships adviser, Registration is not required.

Read about our very own 2010-2011 Luce Scholar

UW–Madison alum Paul Kellner (M.S. ‘07, Life Sciences Communication) recently completed a year working in Jakarta, Indonesia, as a 2010-11 Luce Scholar.

Kellner spent his Luce year in Jakarta as a researcher for the Indonesian Center for the Study of Law and Policy (PSHK), where, he says, “I have supported the drafting, implementation, and mapping of national laws and policies, including: a public health law concerning breast-feeding and milk formula advertising; an immigration bill that will redefine the concept of permanent residency; and the mapping of the national legal framework for child protection services.”

Recently, he shared his experiences with Wisconsin in the World.