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Alumni Come Together in Seoul for 2018 International Conference

Some 350 scholars, officials, educators and business leaders from 30 countries gathered at the 2018 EWC/EWCA international alumni conference in Seoul Aug. 23-25.

EWCW Launches Updated Korea Matters for America Publication

Korea Matters for America demonstrates the importance of the US-South Korea relationship.

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International Media Conference Wraps Up in Singapore

About 350 media professionals from more than 30 countries gathered at EWC's 2018 International Media Conference June 25-27 to ask "What Is News Now?" in an era of profound media industry disruption.

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The Smart Cities Revolution - Where Are We Now?

East-West Center smart cities panelFollowing a recent high-level dialogue on smart city development, experts from Microsoft, MasterCard and Singapore discussed how smart technologies are fundamentally changing the dynamics of urban life, while also creating new tensions in areas such as personal privacy, social equity and justice. Watch video of the panel.

Ambassadorial Roundtable in Seoul: Globalism vs. Regionalism

US Ambassador to Korea Harry HarrisAt the EWC international alumni conference in Seoul at the end of August, new US Ambassador to Korea Harry Harris and the ambassadors of Australia, Japan and Singapore discussed varied national views on the impact, challenges and opportunites of globalization versus a more regional approach. Watch video of their panel.

The Start of Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula

Dr. Seok-Hyun Hong addresses East-West Center alumni in SeoulIn an Aug. 23 keynote address at the 2018 East-West Center alumni conference in Seoul, JoongAng media and Korea Peace Foundation Chairman Dr. Seok-Hyun Hong discussed what it will take for the Korean peninsula to transition toward peace.  ...more...

Regional High Command Gets New Chief, Broadened Name

EWC President Vuylsteke and External Affairs Director Karen Knudsen were on hand at Pearl Harbor May 30 as Admiral Philip S. Davidson (center, with wife Tracy) assumed command of US Pacific forces. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced at the ceremony that the headquarters was being renamed the US Indo-Pacific Command to reflect today’s broadened geopolitical connectivities.

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