The East-West Center has announced the selection of 15 accomplished international journalists for its 2015 Jefferson Fellowships travel-study seminar. The journalists from 12 countries and territories will travel together in May to China, the Philippines, Singapore and Hawai‘i to study territorial conflicts, resource issues and more in the South China Sea. ... more ...
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More than 116 graduate students gathered at EWC Feb. 12-14 to present their research at the Center’s 14th annual International Graduate Student Conference. The interdisciplinary gathering, planned and organized by EWC students, is the largest of its kind worldwide. Cybersecurity expert Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya delivered the conference's keynote address.
Former Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto spoke at EWC on Jan. 28, detailing the Abe government's efforts to revise the country's post-war self-defense laws amid an Asia Pacific security environment that he said has changed dramatically in the last 70 years.
EWC has received at $750,000 grant from NASA to study changes in the mountain forests of Nepal over the past 25 years. Led by EWC Senior Fellow Jefferson Fox, investigators seek to document the recovery of plant growth in previously deforested areas in the country whose mountain forests have sustained much of the population for generations.
EWC Visiting Fellow Motohiro Tsuchiya writes in a new CFR 'Net Politics' blog post that the Sony cyber attack comes as Japan, armed with a new 'Cybersecurity Basic Law,' seeks to build international partnerships against online threats.