EWC in Washington Announces 2015 Asia Studies Fellows


WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 10, 2015) -- The East-West Center has announced the appointment of six 2015 Asia Studies Fellows at the East-West Center in Washington. The fellowship provides residence of three or six months at the East-West Center in Washington to scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy, including diplomatic, politico-security, and economic issues.

The following fellows will be in three month-residencies between June and December of this year:

  • Dr. Surupa Gupta is an Associate Professor at the University of Mary Washington in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. Her research topic is Indispensable Partners?: US-India Relations and the Domestic Politics of Farm Trade and Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Dr. Nong Hong is the Director of Research at the Center for Oceans Law & Policy at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) in Hainan, China. Her research topic is China-US Maritime Cooperation Mechanism: Exploring the Divergence and Convergence.
  • Dr. Saori Katada is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in the School of International Relations. Her research topic is Japan’s Foreign Economic Policy at a Crossroads: TPP, AIIB and the Future of Asia’s Regional Governance.
  • Dr. Rahul Mishra is a Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi, India. His research topic is China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative: Implications for the US and India.
  • Dr. James Platte is a Non-Resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS. His research topic is Strengthening Nuclear Safety Cooperation in Northeast Asia.
  • Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar is a Scholar-in-Residence at the ASEAN Studies Center at American University. His research topic is Indonesia’s Maritime Vision: Implications for US-Indonesia Strategic Engagement.

Fellows are offered round-trip travel to Washington, DC, and are supported through residence at the East-West Center in Washington. In addition to a publication of an article or monograph on their research topic, fellows give one public seminar during their residency.

For more information on this fellowship opportunity, please visit the Asian Studies Visiting Fellowship webpage or contact Ms. Grace Ruch Clegg at ruchg@eastwestcenter.org.