HONOLULU (May 22, 2013) -- The East-West Center has received $108,000 from the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy to study how local governance mechanisms can be enhanced to address natural disasters more effectively. The grant will fund a collaborative research project to be conducted with partner institutions in Bangladesh and China. ...more...
Senior Fellow Shabbir Cheema writes in a Honolulu Star-Advertiser commentary that after a victory in this past weekend's election in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif’s new government will face major internal and external challenges, and one of the most important is his relationship with the military, including control of foreign and security policy, relations with India and public spending on armed forces.
EWC Emeritus Scholar Lee-Jay Cho has been awarded Japan’s prestigious Order of the Rising Sun (Gold Rays with Rosette), for his contributions to “the enhancement of economic relations between Asian countries, including Japan, and the U.S., and the promotion of research exchanges in the field of demography." ...more...
Participants from a Variety of Sectors Explore Desired Paths for Myanmar’s Development at Landmark Futures Workshop
According to participants at the Myanmar Futures Exchange strategic forecasting workshop held recently in Yangon, ethnic relations are likely to be one of the key drivers of change in Myanmar over the next seven years, along with the development of human capital, democratic gridlock, and the power triangle between China, India and the United States. …more…
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EWC Saddened by Passing of Former Board Member and South Korean PM Nam Duck-woo
The East-West Center community was saddened to learn of the passing on May 18 of former Board of Governors member Nam Duck-woo, who served as South Korea’s Prime Minister in the early 1980s. Nam, a former finance minister who had helped oversee Korea’s rapid economic expansion, was on a visiting fellowship at EWC when he received the prime minister appointment in 1980, and he later served a total of nine years on the Center’s board. In recent years, he served as a senior economic adviser to recently elected President Park Gyeun-hye. A dedicated EWC supporter, he visited the Center almost every year since he left the board.
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