The Winston Lord Fund for Asian Studies was established in 1985 to assure growth in the Council’s consideration of issues related to Asia. This annual named program honors Mr. Lord’s leadership as the Council’s president from 1977 to 1985. The Lord Program reflects Mr. Lord’s close involvement in U.S. relations with the People’s Republic of China, dating back to the trips that led to the resumption of Sino-American relations in the 1970s, and exemplified by his service as U.S. Ambassador to China.
Winston Lord is Co-Chairman of the International Rescue Committee's Overseers. He has had a distinguished career in the U.S. government, having served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs in the Clinton administration; U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China in the Reagan and Bush administrations; director of the policy planning staff at the department of state in the Ford administration; and special assistant to the National Security Adviser in the Nixon administration. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Outstanding Performance Award from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Distinguished Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Lord has appeared frequently on most major television and radio networks and published articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and Foreign Affairs.
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