The East-West Center in Washington advances US-Indo-Pacific relations by creating innovative content, publications, exchanges, and outreach activities. Furthering the Center’s congressional mandate of cooperative research, education, and exchange on US-Asia relations, the East-West Center in Washington’s projects, programs, and products service six key sets of stakeholders—1) the US Congress, 2) the US Department of State, 3) other US government departments and agencies, 4) Indo-Pacific governments and embassies, 5) wide and expanding networks of partnerships that include US and Indo-Pacific think tanks, foundations, academia, and the media, and 6) program participants and contributors.

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Seminars, Conferences, and Dialogues

The Indo-Pacific Seminar Series brings scholars, policymakers, government officials, and members of the media from the Indo-Pacific and the United States together to present their research and findings to a wide, regional audience. The East-West Center in Washington hosts conferences and events with partners to advance US - Indo-Pacific relations on Capitol Hill and across the United States as well as online webinars to reach audiences outside Washington, DC.

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Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia

The Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia initiative is an interactive, online resource for credible and nonpartisan information, graphics, analysis, and news on US-Indo-Pacific relations at the national, state, and local levels. Asia Matters is also home to resources covering US foreign policy towards the Indo-Pacific. | ASEAN | Australia | India | Japan | Korea | Mekong | Pacific Islands | The Philippines | Taiwan

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Visiting Fellowships

Current Visiting Fellows and Scholars | Past Visiting Fellows and Scholars

EWCW provides fellowships and exchange programs for individuals from the Indo-Pacific and United States undertaking research on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Indo-Pacific policy. 

Young Professionals Program

Applications for the Spring 2023 Young Professionals Program will open on September 30, 2022. 

Each semester, the East-West Center in Washington offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable professional training in an international relations research setting.  

Congressional Programs

The East-West Center in Washington's congressional staff programs are bipartisan educational certificate programs that aim to equip congressional staffers with greater knowledge of US-Indo-Pacific policy in order to better understand America's role in and engagement with this dynamic region and the policy implications that will directly engage Congress.

Asia Pacific Bulletin Series

Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB) analyses focus on policy-relevant Asia Pacific developments and US-Asia relations and are 1000 words in length. APBs are designed to provide insights, information, and perspective for the busy professional or policymaker. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center.

The Asia Pacific Bulletin has featured series that focus on a particular theme/topic with multiple authors weighing in:

North Korea in the World

North Korea in the World is a joint pilot project of the East-West Center and the National Committee on North Korea. It was created to provide researchers, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with easily-accessible information on the external diplomatic and economic relations of North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK). The project aims to collect data from across a wide variety of sources, and to provide context to help its users better understand this data.It also takes a close look at the relationship between North and South Korea, providing data and analysis on topics ranging from inter-Korean trade relations, to the resettlement of North Korean refugees in South Korea, to the frequency and subjects of inter-Korean dialogue.