The East-West Center in Washington (EWCW) advances US-Indo-Pacific relations by creating innovative content, publications, exchanges, and outreach activities.

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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, check back in November for applications for the Spring semester. Click here for more information.

Indo-Pacific Seminars

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September 29: East Asia's Great Powers and the Future Regional Order: Four Scenarios featuring Professor Evelyn Goh , (EWCW Southeast Asia Visiting Fellow, 2004), Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies & Director of Research, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University, and Dr. Satu P. Limaye (Moderator), Vice President, East-West Center & Director, East West Center in Washington. (6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. EDT) - This seminar will be off-the-record.

September 30: Science Diplomacy: A Crucible for Turning the Tide in the South China Sea featuring Dr.  Satu P. Limaye (Opening Remarks) Vice President, East-West Center & Director, East-West Center in Washington; Professor Paul Arthur Berkman (Keynote Speaker) Founding Director, Science Diplomacy Center, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Dr. John McManus, Director of National Center for Coral Reef Research, Rosenstiel School, University of Miami; Dr. Nguyen Chu Hoi, Professor of Marine Science and Governance Policy, Vietnam National University & Chairman, Vietnam Association for Marine Environment and Nature; Dr. Ma Carmen Ablan Lagman, Professor at De La Salle University in the Philippines; Dr. Allen Chen, Research Fellow, Biodiversity Research Center, Taiwan; Dr. Lina Gong, Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore; Dr. Liana Talaue McManus, Independent Scientist and GEF-UNEP Marine Plastics Project Coordinator; and Mr. James Borton (Moderator) Non-Resident Fellow, Tufts University Science Diplomacy Center. (10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. EDT) - This seminar will be on-the-record, recorded on Zoom, and live streamed on YouTube to be uploaded for later viewing.

October 23: Japan’s Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia Pacific featuring Dr. Saori N. Katada, (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2015), Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California;  Dr. Ellen L. Frost (Discussant), Senior Advisor and Fellow, East-West Center; and Dr.  Satu P. Limaye (Moderator)' Vice President, East-West Center & Director, East West Center in Washington. (1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. EDT) - This seminar will be on-the-record, recorded on Zoom, and live streamed on YouTube to be uploaded for later viewing.

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. | ASEAN | Australia | India | Japan | Korea | Mekong

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Visiting Fellowships

Current Visiting Fellows and Scholars | Past Visiting Fellows and Scholars

EWCW provides fellowships for individuals from the Indo-Pacific and United States undertaking research on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Indo-Pacific policy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship and 2020 U.S.-Philippines Alliance Fellowship have both been postponed. Announcements and applications for both 2021 Fellowship cohorts will also be postponed until early 2021. Thank you for your understanding and continued interest in our programs!

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:


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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.