Current Visiting Fellows and Scholars

The East-West Center in Washington (EWCW) hosts a number of Visiting Fellows each year, particularly through its annual Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship or other fellowship arrangements. It also periodically welcomes Visiting Scholars seeking a “home base” in Washington D.C. for Indo-Pacific related field work or independent research and writing, through partnerships with sponsor-institutions/programs (such as Fulbright Fellows) or self-supported individual arrangements.
Below is a list of the current visiting fellows:


Visiting Scholar

Mr. Charles Dunst, Associate at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics' foreign policy think tank. Research topic: U.S.-UK Alliance Working in the Indo-Pacific
Residency: October 2020 - October 2021

U.S. – Japan – Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship Year 2 Cohort (all had residencies in March 2020)

Mr. Jeffrey D. Bean, Editor, Asia Policy Blog, CogitAsia, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Research topic: Blood, Sweat, and Silicon: Framing the U.S.-Japan Response to Semiconductor Supply Chain Disruptions by Exploring Partnerships with Southeast Asia. | Seminar | | Asia Pacific Bulletin |

Mr. William "Whit" Lloyd, Master's candidate, Johns Hopkins SAIS. Research topic: Strengthening the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). | Seminar | | Asia Pacific Bulletin|

Mr. Mark Bryan Manantan, Research Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, National Chengchi University, & Young Leader’s Fellow, Pacific Forum. Research topic: Building a Data Governance Model for Southeast Asia: The 3C Approach. | Seminar |  | Asia Pacific Bulletin

Dr. Pon Souvannaseng, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation, University of Manchester. Research topic: ‘On Equal Footing’ – Examining the Role of Japan & the US in Harmonizing ASEAN Financial Regulatory Space Through the Adoption of Best Practice Social & Environmental Safeguards in the Banking & Export Finance Sector. | Seminar | | Asia Pacific Bulletin |

Mr. Kensuke Yanagida, Research Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). Research topic: Towards a Policy Framework Promoting a Quality Infrastructure Partnership in the Indo-Pacific: Beyond Sub-Regional Cooperation. | Seminar

Ms. Ryuko Sugimoto, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Diamond. Research topic: The History of Industry Regulates the Future: What do Companies Emphasize in Building New Electronics Industry Supply Chains in Southeast Asia?

A complete list of past Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars at EWCW, including links to their publications and seminars completed while in residence, can be found HERE.