Nathan Lancaster

Senior Program Officer, Professional Development Program
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Nathan has 15 years’ experience facilitating programs and outreach in the fields of public affairs and higher education. As part of the East-West Center’s Professional Development Program, he coordinates logistics and manages awards for participants of the Center’s Leadership Program. He has extensive experience with the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in East Asia, and has lived, studied and worked in China, Japan and Korea. Nathan was previously Assistant Director for Academic Programming at the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University, served in the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and worked as a marketing consultant for the Korea Tourism Organization, South Korea’s national tourism body. Nathan speaks Korean and Japanese, has BAs in Asian Studies and Japanese from the University of Utah and completed the coursework for an MA in East Asian Film from the Korea National University of Arts.