With APEC culminating its 25th year at next month's Leaders' Meeting in Beijing, EWC President Charles E. Morrison writes in a new AsiaPacific Issues policy brief that the broader trans-Pacific cooperation and integration process faces two critical challenges in the coming decades: Will it effectively generate international cooperation among the region’s economies in addressing the many challenges of the region? And, perhaps even more significantly, can the Asia-Pacific region assume a leadership role in the global system? ...more...
On Oct. 16, participants in EWC's Pacific Islands Women in Leadership program met with Hawai'i Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (second from left), who was born in American Samoa. The group of 11 women from around the Pacific spoke with Gabbard about her path to political leadership and shared key concerns for the Pacific community, including climate change and U.S. bilateral aid.
In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none at all – leading to older populations and widespread concern about declining tax revenues, higher spending on pensions and health care, and possibly economic decline. But a new National Transfer Accounts study from the East-West Center and UC Berkeley has found that in much of the world, including the United States and much of Europe, it can actually pay to have fewer children. ...more...
In his keynote address at the recent 2014 EWC/EWCA International Conference in Okinawa, Center President Charles E. Morrison spoke of an East-West Center that now needs to look ahead and consider its course forward - a future that he said "will not be determined by one person, but by many voices." More than 300 EWC alumni, friends and colleagues gathered at the conference Sept. 17-19. (View a photo gallery.)
Colorful Stories: Indian Folk Paintings
September 28, 2014 to January 11, 2015
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Asia’s Importance, China’s Expansion and U.S. Strategy: What Should Be Done?
The Asia-Pacific Cooperation Agenda: Moving from Regional Cooperation Toward Global Leadership
Charles E. Morrison
Contesting Buddhist Narratives: Democratization, Nationalism, and Communal Violence in Myanmar
Matthew J. Walton and Susan Hayward
Human-Resource Development and Demographic Change in China
National Transfer Accounts Project
Asia Matters for America
An online hub for graphical data on U.S.-Asia interactions.
Pacific Islands Report
Daily news, analysis and commentary from across Oceania.
A resource for climate information in the US-affliliated Pacific islands.
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