The Mansfield Fellows are accomplished experts in the U.S. federal service. During their Fellowship year in Japan, they work with the Japanese government on a host of issues relevant to U.S. interests in Asia and around the world.
After returning from Japan, Mansfield Fellows join a network of program graduates that represent a rich geographically, culturally, and professionally diverse cadre in the U.S. government and elsewhere. The Mansfield Foundation engages the alumni Fellows through events in the United States and Japan, and also promotes their accomplishments as they continue through their careers.
Alumni Fellows also play an important mentoring role in the Fellowship long after they leave the program. The Mansfield Foundation works to incorporate its alumni into its recruitment efforts, connect them to current Fellows and to interested applicants, and to using feedback from the Fellows for program improvement.