EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship 2022-23
Applications are now OPEN for our Graduate Degree Fellowship

Become a part of EWC community while studying as a master's or doctoral student at the University of Hawaiʻi with funding, community-building, and leadership development programs at the EWC.

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Apply Now: Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance.

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Sen. Schatz: US Needs to ‘Step Up’ Pacific Islands Engagement

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Reporting on Cross-Border Disputes Poses Special Dangers

Residents inspect damage following recent airstrikes in Gaza. Photo: Fatima Shbair / Getty Images
Residents inspect damage following recent airstrikes in Gaza. Photo: Fatima Shbair / Getty Images

In a recent webinar, journalists who cover long-simmering enmities between neighboring countries discussed facing political pressure, entrenched attitudes of ethnic and religious animosity, lack of access to sources, disinformation, and threats to their personal safety. ...more...

 

'Water Grabbing' on the Mekong

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A Cambodian man sits on a Mekong River dam where his home used to stand. Photo: Jason South/Fairfax Media via Getty Images.

As dam-building projects continue to proliferate along Southeast Asia’s vital Mekong River, experts in a recent online discussion panel agreed that the area is fast becoming overloaded with them, dredging up far-reaching issues ranging from international friction and industry “water grabs” to widespread ecological disasters and the growing impacts of climate change. ...more...

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