EWC Seminars Live: On the Frontlines of Hate

Civil society leaders in Istanbul, Bangkok, Chicago and New York discuss their work countering hate speech and interrupting violence via intervention and deradicalization.

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APPLY NOW: DC Fellowships and Exchange Programs

Three research opportunities available through mid-April: Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship, US-Korea Cooperation in Southeast Asia Exchange Program, and the US-Philippines Alliance Fellowship.

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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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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.

Experts Weigh In on Pacific Islands Regional Rift

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Pacific Islands Forum leaders met virtually in Feb.
At a recent EWC virtual workshop on “Strengthening Resilience, Cooperation, and Partnership in the Pacific," policy experts discussed the impact of the recent decision by five Micronesian countries to withdraw from the region's primary multilateral body, the Pacific Islands Forum. ...more...

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...

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