Sidney B. Westley

Communications Specialist
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B.A., government, Smith College, 1964
Area of Expertise: 

Publishing research information for policy audiences; training in policy communications; writing, editing, and publication design

Ms. Westley has worked as a writer, editor, and publications director for more than 40 years, including 22 years in East Africa. Before joining the East-West Center in 1994, she worked for research organizations in the fields of forestry and agroforestry, immunology and molecular biology, animal science, development, and African history. At the East-West Center, she has worked on a variety of publication projects, including The future of population in Asia (with Robert D. Retherford) and Asia's energy future: Regional dynamics and global implications (with Kang Wu and Fereidun Fesharaki). From 1994 to 2004, she was the Series Editor and principal writer for the East-West Center's quarterly publication, Asia-Pacific Population&Policy, and she is currently the Series Editor for the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Bulletin. From 1996 to 2011, Ms. Westley coordinated an annual workshop on Communicating with Policymakers about Population and Health as part of the East-West Center's Summer Seminar on Population.

Consultancies: Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oxford University Press, Winrock International, Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Population Reference Bureau, Save the Children, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Professional honors: The Population Institute’s Annual Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting for Best Periodical (1998); the East-West Center’s Makana Award for Outstanding Achievement (1995).

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