12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders to Convene in Honolulu

The Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center will convene “Puʻuhonua: The Pacific Way Forward,” the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL), September 12-14, 2022.

Strategic plan event on August 23
Join us for the Public Unveiling of the EWC's New Five-Year Strategic Plan

EWC President Vares-Lum will discuss the Center's new strategic plan and how programs will prioritize, align, and implement the strategies to create a future focused on growth, peace, and prosperity.

IGSC call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts for the 2023 International Graduate Student Conference

Graduate students, and early-career professionals and scholars from any field are invited to submit abstracts focused on coordinated responses to challenges by communities and governments.

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New East-West Wire on Shinzo Abe's Legacy

Shinzo Abe Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images
(Photo Credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

East-West Center Senior Adjunct Fellow Charles E. Morrison writes that even the many critics of slain former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wouldn't disagree that he was the country's most consequential leader in recent times. ...more...

East-West Center Launches New Southeast Asian Vulnerable Deltas Initiative

Flooding in Thailand's Chao Phraya Delta region.  (Photo Credit: Chamnong Thammasorn/Pakhai Irrigation and Water Management Project RID, via Flickr (CC BY-NC))

To help address how sea-level rise, pollution, and infrastructure development are increasingly threatening river delta communities and ecosystems in Southeast Asia, the East-West Center is launching the Vulnerable Deltas Initiative, thanks to a grant of $945,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation. The initiative will explore the intersection between climate change, water pollution, and socio-economic transformations that threaten human and ecological health in the deltas....more...

East-West Center Recognizes 2022 Distinguished Alumni at Awards Luncheon

Gandolgor Purevjav receiving 2022 EWC Distinguished Alumni Award
Gandolgor Purevjav receiving 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Alan Miller, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and founder of the News Literacy Project, and Gandolgor Purevjav, lifecoach and founder of the Ganabell Institute of Success received the East-West Center Distinguished Alumni Award at a celebratory luncheon on June 30. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments, including significant contributions to the promotion of better relations and understanding among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States; significant career achievement; and continuing support for the goals and objectives of the Center. ...more...

Coverage of the 2022 International Media Conference

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa speaks with conference attendees
Nobel laureate Maria Ressa speaks with conference attendees.

The EWC Interntional Media Conference featured over 40 speakers including Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, Meta's Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, and Acting Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Liz Allen. Read the all our coverage of the 2022 International Media Conference here.

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