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Previous Events at the East-West Center in Washington


June 23, 2020 Event: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War: Inter-Korean Relations at a CrossroadsDr. Seong-ho Sheen

The East West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Seoul National University's Dr. Seong-ho Sheen on the challenges facing inter-Korea relations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent conflicts along the border.  Read more...

 


June 10, 2020 Event: COVID-19 and Beyond: Developmental and Economic Challenges Facing the Pacific IslandsAsian Development Bank logo

The East West Center in Washington, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank's Ahmed M. Saeed, on the challenges facing the Pacific Islands and what support for the region will look like with the additional challenge of COVID-19.  Read more...

 


 

June 3, 2020 Event: The Bay of Bengal: Emerging Contours in the COVID-19 EraBay of Bengal Flyer

The East West Center in Washington, in partnership with Asian Confluence, held a discussion with group of experts on the responses of countries surrounding the Bay of Bengal have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and what those actions mean for the future once the pandemic has passed.  Read more...


May 26, 2020 Event: China's Evolving Role in South AsiaChina's Western Horizon

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with group of experts on China's actions within Southeast Asia and how those actions will affect the political economy of the region.  Read more...

 

 


May 14, 2020 Event: China’s New Aid Agency and Trilateral Aid CooperationDr. Denghua Zhang

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with Australian National University's Dr. Denghua Zhang and the East-West Center's Dr. Ellen Frost on what to expect from China's foreign aid policies and prospects for trilateral cooperation between China and Indo-Pacific countries on aid projects.  Read more...

 

 


May 7, 2020 Event: North Korea's International Interactions During the COVID-19 PandemicKeith Luse

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with the National Committee on North Korea's Mr. Keith Luse on how North Korea has been faring during the COVID-19 pandemic and what this means for future relations between North Korea and the United States as well as North Korea's relations with its neighbors in the Indo-Pacific.  Read more...

 

 


May 1, 2020 Event: Strengthening US-Japan-Southeast Asia Cooperation on Japan`s Connectivity Initiatives in the Indo-PacificKensuke Yanagida

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. Kensuke Yanagida on his fellowship research on the possibilities of the United States and Japan working within international multilateral cooperation initiatives to provide better infrastructure opportunities within Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 

 

 


April 30, 2020 Event: US, Japan, and Southeast Asia Cooperation on Building a Data Governance BlueprintMark Manantan

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. Mark Mantanan on his fellowship research into the importance of US-Japan collaboration in strengthening data governance practices, both their own and those in Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 

 

 


April 29, 2020 Event: ‘On Unequal Footing: Strategic Dissonance & Failures of Competition in US-Japanese Efforts to Promote Better Quality Infrastructure Investment in Southeast Asia’Dr. Pon Souvannaseng

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Dr. Pon Souvannaseng on her fellowship research which analyzes the disconnect between the United States and Japan in the ability to engage in expanding quality infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 


April 28, 2020 Event: Understanding Semiconductor Supply Chain Disruption: Framing the U.S.-Japan Response & Exploring Partnerships with Southeast AsiaJeffrey D. Bean

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. Jeffrey D. Bean on his fellowship research which analyzes how the semiconductor supply chains within the Indo-Pacific are an ideal case study for the challenges and opportunities facing avenues of collaboration between the US, Japan, and Southeast Asia in not just this industry but beyond.  Read more...

 


April 22, 2020 Event: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Vocational Training and Education in ASEANWilliam Lloyd V

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. William Lloyd on his fellowship research into avenues of collaboration between the US, Japan, and Southeast Asia in the field of vocational training and education.  Read more...


 

February 11, 2020 Event: President Moon’s Drive for Change 2020: Rise of Liberal Politics in South KoreaLeft to right: Dr. Seong-ho Sheen and Dr. Satu Limaye.

 

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with Seoul National University's Dr. Seong-ho Sheen on predictions for South Korea's upcoming mid-term elections and what it would mean for President Moon's liberal leaning agenda.  Read more...


 

January 7, 2020 Event: The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and the New Struggle for Global MasteryRichard Heydarian

The East West Center in Washington held a discussion with the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Richard Heydarian on the findings outlined in his latest book The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery.  Read more...

 

 


Archived 2019 Events