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  • 3029 At a workshop presented by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Freedom House at the East-West Center on December 8-9, U.S. and Japanese experts gathered to exchange views on each country’s approach to democracy support and to draw up a roadmap for closer collaboration.

  • 3028In this new East-West Center Policy Studies publication, the authors describe how current monastic political mobilization can be understood as an extension of past monastic activism, rooted in traditional understandings of the monastic community's responsibilities. ...more...

  • 3016 From October 17-20, 38 Pakistani journalists from across the country gathered in Islamabad to reflect and strategize on the future of media in Pakistan at the National Alumni Conference for the East-West Center’s Deepening Democracy through Media in Pakistan project. The four year project (2011-2014), funded by the US Embassy in Islamabad, was designed to promote free, fair and responsible media in Pakistan to help the country cope with the political and developmental challenges and to bridge the gaps in understanding between the United States and Pakistan. ...more...

  • 2973 Priscilla Clapp, former U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Burma, writes in a new Asia Pacific Bulletin policy brief that "A return to sanctions and punitive policies would limit U.S. influence on the government just at the time when we have a unique array of policy measures and channels of communication for assisting and guiding the transition forward."

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EWC Community Saddened by Sudden Passing of Larry Smith

3031 The East-West Center community has been saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former Education Director and longtime community supporter Larry Smith, who suffered a fatal heart attack  over the weekend, shortly after arriving in New Delhi to attend a conference. “It was a devastating shock to hear of Larry’s passing, since so many at the Center knew him as a dynamic and engaged supporter right up until his departure for India, ” said EWC President Charles E. Morrison. “During his decades as a staff member and in subsequent years as a key leader of the EWC support community, Larry embodied the East-West Center spirit of warmth and humanitarianism. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.” ...more...


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