Honoring William D. Weir
The Weir Fellowship was established by Heather and Peter Boneparth to honor Heather’s late father, William Donald Weir. It is predicated on the belief that a successful long-term relationship between the United States and China requires more U.S. citizens immersing themselves in the language and culture of China.
William D. Weir was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served on a minesweeper during the Korean War, and spent much of his career at the State Department Arms Control and Disarmament Agency engaged in the SALT-START talks. He was above all a man of great compassion, understanding and peace.