Speaking to a group of Indian and Pakistani journalists gathered in Colombo recently for an EWC dialogue on cross-border reporting issues between their countries, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Mass Media called upon corporate media owners in South Asia to stop promoting nationalistic reporting to make bigger profits, saying that such news coverage becomes “part of the conflict” that prevents the region from reaching its global potential. ...more...
President Obama, in Hawai‘i for his annual family holiday and the Japanese Prime Minister’s historic Pearl Harbor visit, stopped by the East-West Center on New Year’s Day, meeting with new EWC President Richard Vuylsteke and outgoing President Charles E. Morrison. It was Obama’s fourth visit in office to the Center, where both his mother and step-father were students.
EWC, in partnership with Yale University and the Pacific Basin Research Center, launched the new book The Evolution of Development Thinking: Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security at the United Nations in December. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, the book encompasses the evolution of development theories, doctrines and practices.