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A new series of 'Voices of the Future' web essays by emerging experts examines critical emerging policy issues on the horizon of Arctic affairs.

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Join us for Episode 1 of a new series on North Korea and the Global South featuring Dr. Ben Young of Dakota State University. In collaboration with the National Committee on North Korea.

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EWC Pandemic Response

EWC coronavirus response info graphicThe East-West Center is following local public health orders currently in effect. Public access to our facilities is suspended, and all EWC in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. EWC housing is open only to current residents and incoming students. More info here.

Former Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine Joins EWC Board

portrait of Dr. Hilda HeineThe East-West Center’s Board of Governors has elected former Marshall Islands President Dr. Hilda Heine as one of the board’s five international members. Dr. Heine was the first woman to lead the country and currently serves as a member of parliament. ...more...

EWC President Richard Vuylsteke to Step Down at End of Year

Dr. Richard Vuylsteke speaking at an East-West Center conferenceDr. Richard R. Vuylsteke, President of the East-West Center since January 2017, has informed the EWC Board of his intention to step down at the completion of his five-year contract. The Board has accepted Richard's decision and engaged the firm of Isaacson Miller to assist in the search for his successor. ...more...

Experts Weigh In on Pacific Islands Regional Rift

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At a recent EWC virtual workshop on “Strengthening Resilience, Cooperation, and Partnership in the Pacific," policy experts discussed the impact of the recent decision by five Micronesian countries to withdraw from the region's primary multilateral body, the Pacific Islands Forum. ...more...

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