EWC Welcomes New Students and Leadership Participants

This fall the Center welcomed more than 100 incoming degree students in 46 different fields of study, along with more than 60 leadership program participants from 30+ countries.

EWCW Launches Updated Korea Matters for America Publication

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

Audience watching a cultural presentation at EWC alumni conference in Seoul
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.

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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.

Rubber Has Replaced Natural Forests in Southeast Asia

rubber terraces in Southeast AsiaResearchers Kaspar Hurni and Jefferson Fox write that in the last 50 years, mountainous regions of Southeast Asia have witnessed a dramatic expansion of commercialized agriculture at the expense of the region’s native forests. ...more...

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...

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