Yagna Nag Chowdhuri F'20

Yagna  Nag Chowdhuri
Manager of Strategic Research
Asian Cultural Council

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows 2020
Asian Cultural Council
Appointed as Manager of Strategic Research, Asian Cultural Council
PhD, Asian Studies, Cornell University

Through cultural exchange activities in the United States and 25 countries in Asia, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) advances international dialogue, understanding, and respect to create a more harmonious and peaceful world. This mission is accomplished through fellowships, grants, and other programs that support individual artists, humanities scholars, and arts professionals, and build global arts communities. The ACC is currently undergoing a multiyear process of program evaluation and needs assessment to create a strategic plan for program development, aimed at building on the legacy of past programs and activating ACC’s global network to respond to evolving needs in the fields of arts and cultural exchange. The position of Manager of Strategic Research is a new role to carry out research projects related to this assessment and planning work. The program strategies that emerge from this work will inform organization-wide strategic planning and fundraising. The Manager of Strategic Research will also contribute to fostering a culture of learning across the organization and devising methodologies for ongoing program analysis to bring even greater impact to ACC’s work.