Paul S. Slawson
Trustee, The Asia Foundation
Mr. Slawson serves as the director of several public corporations, and is also an Overseer of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a trustee and former Chairman of the American University of Paris, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Slawson was selected to start the Peace Corp in Asia in 1961, and eventually led the first Peace Corps programs in Bangladesh. He also directed the Peace Corps programs in French-speaking Africa. After leaving U.S. government service, he spent three years with Stanford Research International as a management consultant to U.S. and foreign governments. As an expert on foreign trade, he has testified before both Senate and House committees. Mr. Slawson has also held senior executive positions with several companies, including the Getz Corporation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Mr. Slawson is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and served as a submarine officer. He has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Asian Art from the University of London.