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US State Dept. Selects EWC for Human Capital Project on SE Asia and the Pacific

Million-dollar project will heighten awareness of 'All of America' efforts—including government, civil society, industry, and academia—in the strategically critical regions.

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NEW REPORT: Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers

Read our newest report based on the 2020 Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers. In partnership with the US Department of State and Mekong-US Partnership.

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EWC Again Ranked Among Top Government-Affiliated Think Tanks Worldwide

EWC has once again been ranked #4 in a University of Pennsylvania institute’s annual list of best government-affiliated think tanks worldwide.

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EWC Pandemic Response

EWC coronavirus response info graphicThe East-West Center is following local public health orders currently in effect. Public access to our facilities is suspended, and all EWC in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. EWC housing is open only to current residents and incoming students. More info here.

Myanmar Coup: US Must Try to Nudge Military Toward Power Sharing

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A protest in Bangkok following the military coup in Myanmar. Photo: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images
EWC in Washington Visiting Scholar Charles Dunst writes for NPR that “the Biden administration and its partners must quietly engage with and convince the military to, in effect, leverage its coup to secure more power in an NLD-led government. This is far from an ideal or even democratic solution … but it is, for now, the only one that avoids reversing the last decade of progress and plunging Myanmar into even greater civil war and deprivation.” ...more...

Five New Members Appointed to 
EWC’s Board of Governors

View of East-West Center's Japanese garden and Jefferson HallThe US State Department has appointed five new members to East-West Center’s Board of Governors. The three-year appointments, made by former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo before leaving office, are: Recent Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs Caroline Casagrande; Recent Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Kelley E. Currie; Recent Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster; Recent Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell; and Hawai‘i State Rep. Gene Ward. ...more...

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