Links between Urban Expansion and Viral Disease Offer Lessons for COVID-19

A study by EWC researchers in Vietnam sheds light on links between urbanization and outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in giving a speech
Seminar: President Moon's Drive for Change 2020

The upcoming April 2020 mid-term general election will be a watershed moment for Moon's drive for implementing a liberal agenda. Dr. Seong-ho Sheen of Seoul National University discusses.

Pacific Islands Development Program: The Voyage Continues

EWC rolls out a major update of the Pacific Islands Development Program with the launch of a new website highlighting the initiative’s refocused priorities and new projects.

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Hawai'i Coronavirus Lockdown

EWC coronavirus response info graphicThe East-West Center is following the State of Hawai'i's emergency stay-at-home order currently in effect through April 30. We have suspended public access to our facilities until further notice, and all EWC public events have been cancelled or postponed until after May 11th. EWC housing remains open to current residents. More information and updates here.

How to Mitigate Hawai'i's Coronavirus Crisis

Beach Closed sign at WaikikiUH economist Sumner La Croix and EWC epidemic tracking expert Tim Brown write that strict isolation enforcement along with rapidly increased testing and contact tracing are the best ways to slow the spread of coronavirus in Hawai'i and restart the state’s economy. …more

Four Coronavirus-driven Chinese Consumer Trends That Will Last

Shoppers during cornavirus lockdown in WuhanEWC researcher Sumeet Saksena writes in the South China Morning Post with Chinese colleagues Ying Song and Lei Ye that coronavirus lockdown-driven consumer trends in China are likely here to stay, including increased online buying, enhanced marketing and delivery tech, local community shopping, and health awareness. ...more...

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