June 25, 2013 - Chicago Council Board members have donated $1.5 million to permanently endow a fellowship in recognition of Marshall M. Bouton, who is stepping down as president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on June 30, after leading the institution for 12 years. The Marshall M. Bouton Asia Fellowship will be an annual one-week visiting fellowship focused on Asia.
The Bouton Fellow would be a prominent scholar, former senior policy maker, or public intellectual known for his or her contributions to Asia’s economic and political development and/or international relations. Typically, the fellow would reside in Asia and would be selected from different countries and institutions in Asia on a rotating basis.
A selection committee will review candidates and choose a fellow each year. The fellow will spend a week in Chicago meeting with civic leaders, corporate executives, and local scholars and will deliver a Chicago Council keynote public lecture on US-Asia relations.
Individual donations to the Marshall M. Bouton Fellowship will be matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a matching grant from a member of the Council’s Board of Directors. To support the Marshall M. Bouton Asia Fellowship, click here.