Kanika Mak-Lavy

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Specialist, Education Program
maklavyk [at] EastWestCenter.org
Phone: 
808-944-7750
Fax: 
808-944-7730
Education: 
M.A., International Relations, Yale University; B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University; International certificate, Sciences Po-Paris

 

 

Kanika is part of the senior staff team leading the EWC Education Program and serves as the program coordinator for several graduate student programs, in particular the EWC Foundation Scholarships program. In addition to working with a diverse group of U.S. and international graduate students, Kanika manages the Award Services office, which is responsible for student scholarships and fellowships, visa services, data analysis and record archival for the East-West Center's 60,000+ participants. 

Kanika's academic focus is on international relations, human rights, and Southeast Asian studies and she has published articles on the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia and gender and development in West Africa. Prior to joining the Center in 2008, Kanika was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is proficient in French, Khmer, and Vietnamese.   

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