Kanika Mak-Lavy

Kanika Mak-Lavy (bio photo)
Education Specialist & Registrar
maklavyk [at] EastWestCenter.org
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 EWC Registrar's 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. She serves as the outgoing co-chair of the Center's inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. 

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 sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining the Center in 2008, Kanika was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and her languages are French, Khmer, and Vietnamese.   

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