Through its programs and activities, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation carries out its mission to promote understanding and cooperation between the United States and Asia. Focusing on new voices and audiences, the Foundation’s exchanges, dialogues and publications inform, explore the underlying issues that influence policies, and facilitate dialogue among Asians and Americans to enhance policy formation. The Foundation also provides support to The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at The University of Montana.
The Foundation’s flagship program is the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with Japan expertise, each year the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program places a select group of U.S. officials in postings in their Japanese counterpart agencies. With the selection of the twenty-third group of Fellows in 2018, more than 150 federal government officials have now entered the Mansfield Fellowship Program. The Mansfield Fellowship program is now hosted at our sister site. Fellowship Site
Other programmatic areas supported by the Foundation include: