Governance, Security, and Justice
Research in Governance, Security, and Justice addresses issues of domestic and international political change, governance, civil society, human rights, conflict, cooperation, and security. All research is comparative and regional in orientation. The study area includes projects on:
The Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI). Since 2003, the East-West Center and the University of California Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) have worked together to foster justice initiatives and capacity-building programs that promote human rights. The Initiative helps governments pursue a human rights-oriented approach to policymaking, partnering with a range of local and intergovernmental organizations that work on transitional justice initiatives and justice-sector reform….
Asia-Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI). The East-West Center works with national, regional, and global institutions to foster: civil-society engagement in democratic change; cross-border governance; electoral and parliamentary processes to sustain democracy; transparency and anti-corruption strategies to promote trust in government; and civil-service reform and resource management to promote economic development….
The Rise of China and the Strategic Environment of Northeast Asia.. Studies on the impact of China's rise on regional security include specific issues such as China-U.S. strategic disputes, relations across the Taiwan Strait, the North Korea nuclear weapons crisis, and managing tensions in the South China Sea….
Asia’s Urban and Peri-Urban Growth: Governance, Policy, and Disaster Management. Collaborative research at the East-West Center looks at governance and policy issues related to Asia's urban and peri-urban growth, including urban risk assessment and management….
Rebalancing China's Political Economy. This research project focuses on China’s attempts to make a transition from export- and investment-driven growth toward a more domestically centered model based on internal consumption, rising incomes, and environmental sustainability….
POSCO Visiting Fellows Program. This program brings four to six scholars to the East-West Center every year to study current political, security, and economic issues relating to Korea….
The Research Program in Honolulu works with the East-West Center's Washington, DC office on additional projects related to conflict and security.
G. Shabbir Cheema, Senior Fellow
Allen L. Clark, Senior Fellow
David Cohen, Senior Fellow
Eric Harwit, Adjunct Fellow
Christopher McNally, Non-resident Fellow
Denny Roy, Senior Fellow and Coordinator, POSCO Fellowships
Sheila A. Smith, Adjunct Fellow East-West Center; Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Michelle Staggs, Adjunct Fellow