The Asia Foundation (TAF) was established as a Central Intelligence Administration (CIA) proprietary in 1954 with the mission “to undertake cultural and educational activities on behalf of the United States Government in ways not open to official U.S. agencies.”
(by William Fuller, Philanthropy News Digest)
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Douglas Beureuter, the president of The Asia Foundation, earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska and Master’s degrees in both city planning and public administration from Harvard University. He served as an infantry and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, taught graduate courses in urban and regional planning, led various agencies and programs in Nebraska State Government, and served one four-year term as a Nebraska State Senator. A Republican, Beureuter was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. He served nearly ten years on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, retiring as its vice chairman. He was also the founding co-chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, chaired the Speaker’s Task Force to Monitor and Report on the Transition of Hong Kong (1996-2002), and the House Delegation to the 40-country NATO Parliamentary Assembly, where he presided as its president for two years until November, 2004. His congressional career also included six years as vice chairman of the House International Relations Committee and six years as chair of the Asia - Pacific Subcommittee. He also chaired the Europe Subcommittee immediately before his departure, was ranking minority member of the Human Rights Subcommittee for six years, and had a long tenure on its Subcommittee on Economic Policy & Trade. Beureuter served on the House Financial Services Committee for twenty-three years, and for sixteen years, chaired or served as ranking minority member of the Subcommittee on International Institutions, which has oversight jurisdiction for American participation in the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, other regional development banks, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and the IMF.