For more than 50 years, the East-West Center (EWC) has been promoting better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. Officially known as the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West, the Center is a U.S.-based independent, public, nonprofit institution for public diplomacy with international governance, staffing, students and participants.
The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, D.C. office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.
This work has built a worldwide network of more than 750 partner organizations and 60,000 students and participants who have each received support from the Center in the form of individual grants (called participant awards) to engage in cooperative study, research, and dialogue.
Featured below are links to a series of interactive maps reflecting the East-West Center’s recent involvement and impact within the United States, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world. To navigate a map, click on the map name to open it in a new window, then press the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons located on the lefthand side. Please note: maps are best viewed using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome; for additional instructions on how to navigate maps like these, see here.
East-West Center's Impact in the United States