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East-West Center in Washington Welcomes New Visiting Fellows


(Washington DC) September 13 — The East-West Center in Washington is pleased to welcome the 2010 fall class of Northeast and Southeast Asia visiting fellows. These fellowship opportunities are funded by the East-West Center and the Henry Luce Foundation. Since 2003, the East-West Center in Washington Visiting Fellowship program has supported scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on key issues in US-Asia Pacific relations. Each fellow will be in residence for three months at the Washington, D.C., office between September and December of 2010, and will give a public presentation on his or her topic of research

This fall's fellows are:

Mr. Vannarith Chheang , executive director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace. His research topic is "South China Sea: Conflict Resolution Scenario."

Ms. Delphine J. Schrank , a freelance journalist on leave from the Washington Post .

Ms. Maria Wey-Shen Siow , East Asia bureau chief with Channel NewsAsia. Her research topic is "China's Exercise of Non-Utilitarian Soft Power in Southeast Asia."

Dr. Michael J. Sutton, research fellow with WTO Research Center, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. His research topic is "The Political Economy of New Conservatism in Asia: Ageing, Low Fertility and Regional Relations."


The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.


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