East-West Center Receives $275,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation for the Korea-United States Journalists Exchange Program
Applications Currently Being Accepted

HONOLULU (Dec.15) -- The East-West Center has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $275,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to provide renewed support for the Korea-United States Journalists Exchange program.

Now in its fifth year, this exchange program sends six to eight Korean journalists to the United States annually and an equal number of their U.S. counterparts to South Korea to meet with leaders of government, business, non-governmental organizations, academia, and other members of the community. The program introduces journalists to the political, security, economic, cultural and social issues of each country. "Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between Korea and the United States:  New Leadership and the Global Economic Crisis" is the theme of this year’s program, scheduled for April 19 - May 3, 2009.

The American journalists will visit Seoul; Kwangju; Busan; and Ulsan in South Korea, and a possible trip to Kaesong (or Kumgang Mountain) in North Korea. The Korean journalists will travel to Washington, DC; New York City; and Detroit. All the participants will meet at the East-West Center in Honolulu to share their concluding observations and reflections. The program covers all air transportation, lodging, and program-related ground transportation and meals for participating journalists.

The East-West Center is currently accepting applications from working print, broadcast and online journalists with a minimum of five years of experience from Korea and the United States.  The application deadline is January 8, 2009.  For more information contact the East-West Seminars program at (808) 944-7682 or via E-mail:  [email protected] . Interested journalists in Korea should contact the Korea Press Foundation .

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The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

The HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION was established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc.  The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.