EWC in Washington Announces Visiting Fellows and Scholars for 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 6, 2017) -- The East-West Center in Washington has announced the appointment of four 2017 Asia Studies Fellows from across the Asia-Pacific. Selected from a highly competitive process, these scholars will engage the Washington research and policy community over the course of their three-month residencies.

The East West Center in Washington hosts a number of Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars each year. “The robust Visiting Fellows program in Washington, D.C. promotes the core missions of the East-West Center—education, research and exchange,” says Satu Limaye, EWC Director in Washington. “The Visiting Fellows’ give public presentations, cooperate with other institutions and produce outreach and publication outcomes. We welcome the new batch of visiting fellows.”

The following fellows will be in residence between March and September of this year:

Mr. Ruji Auethavornpipat is a Ph.D. candidate at Australian National University, originally from Thailand. His research topic is U.S.-ASEAN Engagement on Human Trafficking: Assessing a Paradigm Shift.

Ms. Ithrana Lawrence is a Research Associate in the East Asian International Relations Research Caucus at the National University of Malaysia. Her research topic is The Politics of (Re)Alignment: The U.S. in Southeast Asian States’ Evolving Strategies in the Trump Era.

Dr. Patrick Kilby is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, at Australian National University. His research topic is Future Directions of U.S. Foreign Aid and the Rise of China as a Donor.

Ms. Lin Wang is a Research Fellow and Chief Journalist on foreign and defense policy with the Beijing Bureau of China Business News. Her research topic is The Opportunities and Challenges of China-Pakistan Economic Corridors and its implications for U.S. Policy on Pakistan.

The Asia Studies fellowship supports a 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. In addition to a publication of an article or monograph on their research topic, fellows give one public seminar during their residency.

The East-West Center in Washington also periodically welcomes visiting scholars seeking a “home base” in Washington DC for Asia-Pacific related field work or independent research and writing in the center of America’s policy nexus. Through partnerships with institutions or self-supported individual arrangements, visiting scholars take up flexible residencies ranging from 2 months to 2 years.

For more information on this fellowship opportunity please visit the Asian Studies Visiting Fellowship webpage, or for information current/incoming participants, or inquiries for visiting scholars arrangements or contact coordinator Grace Ruch Clegg at [email protected].