2009 EWCW Visiting Fellows

East-West Center in Washington Awards Four Fellowships

(Washington DC) September 10 —The East-West Center in Washington announces the appointment of four visiting fellows in the Center’s Visiting Fellowship programs on Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The fellows will spend three months in residence at the East-West Center in Washington, beginning in September 2009, working on research projects exploring aspects of international affairs in Asia or U.S.-Asia relations.

Kuniko Ashizawa is a recipient of the Northeast Asia Fellowship. Currently Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, she will conduct research on “United States, Japan, and the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue: Extended Bilateralism or a New Minilateral Option?”

Mohammad Ayaz is a recipient of the South Asia Fellowship. Currently Lecturer in Pakistan Studies, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, he will conduct research on “Pakistan’s NWFP and Ethno-Religious Activism: A Local Window onto Possibilities in a Changing Global Order.”

Ishak Mastura is a recipient of the Southeast Asia Fellowship. Currently Deputy Executive Secretary, Office of the Regional Governor, Mindanao, Philippines, he will conduct research on “All Roads Lead to Rome: United States Policy and the Mindanao Conflict.”

Sokbunthoeun So is a recipient of the Southeast Asia Fellowship. Currently a doctoral candidate in Political Science, Northern Illinois University, and a citizen of Cambodia, he will conduct research on “Formalization of Land Ownership through Land Titles.”

Since 2003, the Visiting Fellowship program has supported scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in international relations of Asia, political change in Asia, and/or U.S.-Asia relations. Fellows are supported through residence at the East-West Center in Washington and field research. In addition to writing, fellows give one public lecture during their residency. For more information on this Fellowship opportunity, see:

The Southeast Asia Fellowship is funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Northeast Asia and South Asia Fellowships are funded by the East-West Center.

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.

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