EWC Specialists on the Asia Pacific Region

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Senior Leadership Development Specialist, Leadership Program, Professional Development Program
808.944.7765
Area of Expertise:

Leadership education, women’s leadership, Human Rights, humanitarian crises and response, resilience, sustainability, gender, peace and conflict resolution

Portrait of Niruban Balachandran
Director, Professional Development Program
808.944.7509
Area of Expertise:

Peace and national security, economic diplomacy, democracy, Southeast Asia, China

Steve Bell (bio photo)
International Programs Specialist, Education Program
808.944.7752
Area of Expertise:

International and U.S. higher education; global program leadership, management, and coordination; international institutional partnerships and affiliations; socioeconomic status and study abroad; education abroad risk management and emergency response.

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Professional Development Program
808.944.7323
Area of Expertise:

International education and higher education policy; Indonesian history and society; Southeast Asian regional history

Senior Specialist, Professional Development Program
808.944.7477
Area of Expertise:

Project Incubation, Prototyping, Natural Resource Management, Open Innovation Strategies, Youth Leadership

Fellow, Research Program
808.944.7233
Area of Expertise:

Land-use/land-cover change, geospatial analysis, biodiversity and conservation, climate change adaptation, environmental vulnerability, dynamic systems modeling

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research Program
808.531.1411
Area of Expertise:

Sherry P. Broder concentrates in complex civil litigation – trials, appeals, class actions, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, international law, ocean law, environmental law, human rights, and rights of Native Hawaiians and other indigenous people.

Senior Fellow, Research Program
808.944.7476
Area of Expertise:

Infectious disease modeling and policy analysis with an emphasis on strengthening national HIV responses, reducing HIV impacts and maximizing the returns on HIV investments; risk behaviors and epidemiology of HIV in Asia and the Pacific; public policy for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; International collaboration on health issues; responses to COVID-19 in Hawaii.

Portrait of Doctor Miemie Winn Byrd
Adjunct Fellow
Area of Expertise:

U.S.-Myanmar relations; regional economic trends, leveraging the private sector for poverty alleviation, the role of women and education in economic development strategy, and the process of transformational learning in the Asian context.

 

Dr. Victor Cha
Adjunct Senior Fellow
808.944.7111
Area of Expertise:

Asia, Korea, North Korea, South Korea, North Korean affairs, defense and security, foreign policy, foreign affairs, geopolitics and international security, ROK-US relations, Korean peninsula, and Northeast Asia

Arts Program Coordinator, Arts Program, Communications & External Relations
808-944-7584
Area of Expertise:

Performing and visual arts of Asia and the Pacific; East Asian music and culture

Sungmin Cho
Adjunct Fellow
808.944.7111
Area of Expertise:

Politics of China, Chinese Foreign Policy, US-China Strategic Competition, Politics of North Korea, Democratization, Authoritarian Politics

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research Program
808.944.7475
Area of Expertise:

Family and Gender Issues; Fertility and Reproductive Health; Policy Implications of Low Fertility; Health Transition in East and Southeast Asia; Statistical Analysis of Demographic Process

Makena Coffman
Adjunct Senior Fellow
808.944.7111
Area of Expertise:

Climate policy; Renewable energy planning and policy; Alternative transportation strategies; Climate change adaptive response

Adjunct Senior Fellow
808.800.7500
Area of Expertise:

Sustainability; environment, social governance; economic, climate, and energy policy

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research Program
Area of Expertise:

Quantitative methods and measurement; intergenerational transfers; economic consequences of population aging; gender and economic activity; women's economic empowerment; time use 

Adjunct Senior Fellow
Area of Expertise:

U.S. export control and national security matters; domestic and international technology transfers and licensing; and outsourcing and manufacturing in Asia

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research Program
808.944.7321
Area of Expertise:

China’s industrial and innovation policies and their impact on the U.S. economy; Global production networks and R&D internationalization in high-tech industries and Asia’s emerging knowledge economies; Comparative study of intellectual property rights regimes and standardization policies in Asia (especially China) and the United States

Adjunct Fellow
808.956.5596
Area of Expertise:

Health economics, health systems and policy, health financing, health workforce, global health policy

Adjunct Arts Specialist, Arts Program
808.944.7612
Area of Expertise:

Performing and visual arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands; Music in social and cultural context

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research Program
808.944.7751
Area of Expertise:

Globalization and sustainable development in the Pacific islands; Policy analysis; Development planning

 

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research Program
412.683.2300 ext.4279
Area of Expertise:

Cognitive, emotional, and socio-psychological factors affecting human judgment and decision making; Cultural values and the perception of environmental and health risks; Climate change risk perception and communication

Fellow, Research Program
Area of Expertise:

Landscapes and Watersheds; Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation; Community-based Resource Management, Participatory Mapping and Engaged Methodologies; Environment and Community Planning; Disaster Risk Reduction; Southeast Asia; Indonesia

Acting Director, Research Program
808.944.7248
Area of Expertise:

Land cover/land-use change in Southeast Asia; climate variability, change, and risk; community-based management of natural resources in South and Southeast Asia; forest fragmentation and degradation; spatial information technologies and society

Staff photo: Abby Frazier
Adjunct Fellow, Research Program
808.944.7729
Area of Expertise:

Geospatial analysis, climate variability, extreme climate events, rainfall patterns, vegetation response

Dr. Ellen L. Frost
Senior Advisor, EWC in Washington
Area of Expertise:

Asian economic trends and their security implications; Asian regionalism; Prospects for the roles of the United States, ASEAN, China, Japan, and India in the region

Kristi Govella
Adjunct Fellow
808.944.7263
Area of Expertise:

Asia Pacific regional security and political economy, Japanese politics and foreign policy, economic-security linkages, trade agreements, foreign direct investment, multinational corporations, regional institutional architecture.

Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist, Research Program
808.944.7242
Area of Expertise:

Climate change adaptation and vulnerability in the Pacific islands; ocean and coastal governance; socioeconomic and institutional indicators of adaptive capacity; climate-induced human migration

Jake Hamstra
Chief Communications Officer, Communications & External Relations
808.944.7100
Area of Expertise:

Politics, economies and foreign relations of Micronesia (RMI, FSM, Palau); China in the Pacific; Southeast Asian macroeconomics

Diplomatic Fellow
Area of Expertise:

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