Asian Studies and Romance Languages Double Major
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.