The Chicago Council board of directors established this fellowship in 2013 in recognition of Marshall M. Bouton, who served as president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs from 2001 to 2013. The Marshall M. Bouton Asia Fellowship is an annual one-week visiting fellowship focused on Asia.  
Selected annually by a committee, Bouton Fellows are prominent scholars, former senior policymakers, or public intellectuals known for contributions to Asia’s economic and political development and/or international relations. Typically, the fellows reside in Asia and are selected from different countries and institutions in Asia on a rotating basis. The fellow spends a week in Chicago meeting with civic leaders, corporate executives, and local scholars and delivers a Chicago Council keynote public lecture on US-Asia relations.