Vancouver, BC – December 16, 2011 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada today announced the appointment of Mr. Kasi Rao and Dr. Joseph Wong as Senior Fellows of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. They join seven other Senior Fellows in lending their expertise to the Foundation.
Mr. Kasi Rao is a consultant who provides strategic guidance to public and private sector organizations on matters pertaining to higher education, government relations, business development, and policy issues, with a particular focus on India. He also serves as the Senior Advisor on India at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. Mr. Rao has an M.A. from the University of Toronto and a B.A. from the University of Waterloo, with a major in Political Science.
Joseph Wong is Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he is also the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Wong has been a visiting researcher and fellow at Oxford, Harvard, Seoul National University, among others. He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, and his Hons. B.A. from McGill in 1995. Professor Wong’s current research focuses on innovation, poverty and health in developing world settings.
A biography of each of the Senior Fellows is available here.
About APF Canada
The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy, the Canadian public and Canada’s Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.
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Ms. Trang Nguyen
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada