Eleventh Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders 2021
Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders Issues Summit Communiqué

The leaders of 11 nations and territories across the Pacific agree on key regional issues following a two-day virtual meeting.

Burmese workers carry cement at a construction site along the Bay of Bengal.
NEW SERIES: Regional Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal

The East-West Center in Washington partners with Asian Confluence to tap regional perspectives on ongoing and planned efforts to connect the Bay of Bengal in the latest Asia Pacific Bulletin series.

'Water Grabbing' on the Mekong

Exploring the far-reaching impacts of ‘out of control’ dam construction along Southeast Asia’s lifeline.

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EWC Pandemic Response

EWC coronavirus response info graphicThe East-West Center is following local public health orders currently in effect. Public access to our facilities is suspended, and all EWC in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. EWC housing is open only to current residents and incoming students. More info here.

Panelists: Attacks Against Asians Spurring Political Awakening

Protestors hold signs decrying violence toward Asian Americans.Attacks against people of Asian descent aren’t new in the US, but the current political landscape is different, US Rep. Ted Lieu and other panelists said in a recent online seminar. With incidents on the rise, speakers called for activism and collaborations with other ethnic groups. ...more...

Former Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine Joins EWC Board

portrait of Dr. Hilda HeineThe East-West Center’s Board of Governors has elected former Marshall Islands President Dr. Hilda Heine as one of the board’s five international members. Dr. Heine was the first woman to lead the country and currently serves as a member of parliament. ...more...

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