EWCA Alumni Chapters

The East-West Center Association (EWCA) represents the 65,000+ individuals who have participated in East-West Center programs since it was established in 1960. EWCA provides many programs and services for its members throughout Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. These services and programs are designed to support the Center’s mission to help build an Asia Pacific Community and to extend the outreach of the East-West Center.

There are nearly 50 East-West Center Association (EWCA) chapters throughout Asia Pacific and the United States. The goal of each chapter is to support the Center by broadening its outreach throughout the region. Chapters facilitate professional networking through a variety of activities including informal get-togethers, seminars, lectures, and workshops. Chapters also support the Center by helping to recruit qualified participants for Center programs, increasing awareness of the Center, and carrying our community service projects.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our EWCA Chapters, please contact the Associates Office at:

EWC Associates Office
East-West Center
1601 East West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
Phone: (808) 944-7506
Fax: (808) 944-7212


Visit to Alumni Chapters in Southeast Asia

Last November, EWC External Affairs Director, Karen Knudsen and Alumni Coordinator, Noreen Tanouye visited 5 Alumni Chapters. They visited Chapters in Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, and an alumni group in Brunei to potentially start a new chapter there.  View more...


EWCA Chapter Leaders
Chapter Leaders Contact List


Reference Materials for Chapters:

Guidelines for an EWCA Alumni Chapter to Create an Online Presence

Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Social Media Presence


List of EWCA Chapters

Currently, we have the following EWCA Chapters:

Constituent/Special Interest

East Asia


South Asia

Southeast Asia

United States


Area Liaison

No official chapter. Alumni volunteer acting as contact.