The East-West Center in Washington advances US-Indo-Pacific relations by creating innovative content, publications, exchanges, and outreach activities. Furthering the Center’s congressional mandate of cooperative research, education, and exchange on US-Asia relations, the East-West Center in Washington’s projects, programs, and products service six key sets of stakeholders—1) the US Congress, 2) the US Department of State, 3) other US government departments and agencies, 4) Indo-Pacific governments and embassies, 5) wide and expanding networks of partnerships that include US and Indo-Pacific think tanks, foundations, academia, and the media, and 6) program participants and contributors.

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Indo-Pacific Seminars

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT): Implications of the Planned Ending of Some US Assistance Provided Under the Compacts of Free Association featuring Ms. Latesha Love, Director, International Affairs and Trade (IAT) Team, Government Accountability Office; Mr. Jeff Isaacs, Technical Specialist, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office; Ms. Andrea Riba Miller, Senior Analyst, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office; Dr. Marc Rockmore, Senior Economist, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office; H.E. Gerald M. Zackios, Ambassador of the Republic of Marshall Islands to the United States of America, Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Washington, DC; Mr. Jackson T. Soram, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia; and Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori (Moderator), Interim Director, Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center. This webinar will be on-the-record, recorded on Zoom, and live streamed to YouTube.

Wednesday May 25, 2022 (10:00-11:00 AM EDT): Balancing Diplomatic Priorities Across Multiple Interests: North Korea and Europe Relations featuring Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Professor of International Relations, King's College London and KF-VUB Korea Chair, Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Dr. Tereza Novotná, Senior Associate Research Fellow, EUROPEUM and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Center for European Integration, Free University Berlin; Mr. Ross Tokola (Moderator) Executive Associate to the Director, East-West Center in Washington; and Mr. Keith Luse (Opening Remarks), Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea. This webinar will be on-the-record, recorded on Zoom, and live streamed to YouTube.

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Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia

The Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia initiative is an interactive, online resource for credible and nonpartisan information, graphics, analysis, and news on US-Indo-Pacific relations at the national, state, and local levels. Asia Matters is also home to resources covering US foreign policy towards the Indo-Pacific. | ASEAN | Australia | India | Japan | Korea | Mekong

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Visiting Fellowships and Exchange Programs

Current Visiting Fellows and Scholars | Past Visiting Fellows and Scholars

EWCW provides fellowships and exchange programs for individuals from the Indo-Pacific and United States undertaking research on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Indo-Pacific policy. 

Young Professionals Program

Each semester, the East-West Center in Washington offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable professional training in an international relations research setting. APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. Please apply by 11:59pm (Hawai‘i Standard Time) on Sunday, November 28th 2021.  Click here for more information.

Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB) analyses focus on policy-relevant Asia Pacific developments and US-Asia relations and are 1000 words in length. APBs are designed to provide insights, information, and perspective for the busy professional or policymaker. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center.

Recently, the Asia Pacific Bulletin has featured series that focus on a particular theme/topic with multiple authors weighing in. View them below:

North Korea in the World website banner logo

North Korea in the World is a joint pilot project of the East-West Center and the National Committee on North Korea. It was created to provide researchers, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with easily-accessible information on the external diplomatic and economic relations of North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK). The project aims to collect data from across a wide variety of sources, and to provide context to help its users better understand this data.It also takes a close look at the relationship between North and South Korea, providing data and analysis on topics ranging from inter-Korean trade relations, to the resettlement of North Korean refugees in South Korea, to the frequency and subjects of inter-Korean dialogue.