EWC Insights with Nelson Dong
US Sanctions on Russia & the Occupied Ukrainian Territories

Join us on May 31 for an EWC Insights event to discuss the extent and effect of US sanction on Russia, who might help Russia avoid these sanctions, and what it means for US-Indo-Pacific relations.

Rescue workers help a man evacuate during flooding in Jakarta in early 2021. Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images
New East-West Wire: Jakarta Flooding Prompts Plan to Relocate Indonesia’s Capital

EWC Research Fellow Micah Fisher discusses how perennial flooding in Jakarta caused by climate change, heavy rainfall, and ongoing groundwater extraction regularly uproots lives and communities.

Myanmar Coup Protests. Credit: Hkun Lat/Getty Images
Risking Everything to Report on Myanmar’s Military Repression

Journalists and opposition groups in Myanmar are closely watching developments in Ukraine to see what lessons they can apply to their own country’s struggle against antidemocratic military forces.

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EWC Honors Outgoing 'Pandemic Cohort' of Students

Students graduating at the May 2022 Ho'opuka ceremony at the East-West CenterThe East-West Center honored more than 50 student participants completing their EWC programs May 5 at the Center’s first in-person spring completion ceremony since 2019. The honorees at the Ho‘opuka (“passing through”) Ceremony came from 22 countries and represented 35 different fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i, ranging from Asian international affairs and Hawaiian studies to plant pathology and law. ...more...

EWC Resumes In-Person Public Events

Masked Balinese dancerAfter a two-year pandemic pause, the East-West Center is delighted to be resuming in-person public events. Recently, more than 500 EWC students, friends and family celebrated their diverse home cultures and a joyful reemergence from pandemic restrictions at the Center’s resumed annual East-West Fest cultural fair. This summer, the Center will be hosting two of its signature events—the EWC International Media Conference, immediately followed by an International Alumni Conference. ...more...

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