Leadership Program


Leadership education at the East-West Center draws upon a deep well of experience. For over 50 years, the Center has been working with and producing leaders from diverse fields across the region. We have done so through an approach that links high-level content with experiential learning and emphasizes practical application of ideas.  This approach actively engages leadership challenges with diverse cohorts of participants across disciplinary boundaries and confronts assumptions, stretches perspectives, and inspires action.

The ultimate vision of the East-West Center's Leadership Program is the creation of communities of action leading to a more peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific region.  The scope and impacts of these communities are growing rapidly.  Learn more about each Leadership Program by clicking on one of the links below:

The East-West Center’s Leadership Program’s activities have outcomes as diverse as our participants and programming. In common all participants are part of a rapidly growing community which spans many countries and sectors of work.  To share more about Leadership Program's alumni and outcomes, we will periodically highlight a different Alumni Profile:


Aynne Kokas, APLP G2Aynne Kokas, APLP Generation 2 (2002)