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Recent online articles that have been published exclusively on the East-West Center website.

  • In early 2017, staff from the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Leadership Program partnered with the U.S. Army to help provide instruction for the Army’s Young Alaka‘i leadership development initiative, which prepares high-potential mid-career...
  • HONOLULU (July 5, 2017) -- The East-West Center played host to several women's leadership programs in the last week of June, bringing together participants from around the world to meet and collaborate on issues of women's advancement and equality....
  • With millions of people who live in “peri-urban” areas at the edges of cities in Asia suffering from enormous deficits in basic urban services, spillover environmental impacts and weak local governments, policymakers in the region recognize the...
  • Leadership fellows from the 2016-17 cohort of East-West Center’s Asia-Pacific Leadership Program, spent a week recently volunteering their technical assistance for the Parinaama Development Foundation in India's Odisha state. GISTer Mourng Kagna...
  • Name in the News New Head of the East-West Center Returns to Hawaii By Maureen O’ConnellThe Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan. 27, 2017 When Richard R. Vuylsteke left his post as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to become the...
  • The East-West Center, in partnership with Yale University and the Pacific Basin Research Center, launched the new book The Evolution of Development Thinking: Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security at the United Nations on December 15, 2016...
  • Remarks of East-West Center President Charles E. Morrison Friends of the East-West Center Annual MeetingNov. 9, 2016 Thank you Puongpun, for a generous introduction. I also want to thank the Friends of the East-West Center for inviting me to speak...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2016) -- In the Philippines Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the nation’s new Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States is constitutional, the court cited the policy brief “Implications of the...
  • Honolulu (October 12, 2015) – Wyatt Gordon, a current EWC degree fellow in in urban and regional planning, recently returned from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he competed in Pidato Antarabangsa Bahasa Melayu , or International Malay Language Speech...
  • HONOLULU (Aug. 3, 2015) -- With the Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe Hokule‘a now sailing out of the Pacific for the very first time and currently in Bali, Indonesia, for the canoe’s only scheduled Asian stop on its unprecedented worldwide voyage, a number...
  • HONOLULU (July 21, 2015) -- The East-West Center has received a second Green Business Award from the state of Hawai‘i, which recognizes organizations for outstanding effort in improving their environmental footprint. In 2011, the Center became the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2015) – Nine college students from the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste who are studying in Hawai‘i on East-West Center-administered scholarships are wrapping up six-week internships in Washington, D.C. designed to offer...
  • Pacific Islands Women in Leadership 2015 participants and staff The 2014-2015 Pacific Islands Women in Leadership (WIL) Program held its capstone workshop in Suva, Fiji, May 17-23, 2015.  The weeklong program allowed the participants to...
  • The East-West Center community has been saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former Education Director and longtime community supporter Larry Smith, who suffered a fatal heart attack over the weekend, shortly after arriving in New Delhi to...
  • Navigating a Future for the East-West Center By Charles E. Morrison Keynote address at the EWC/EWCA International Conference Naha, Okinawa 17 September 2014 Arigato gozaimashita. Thank you for this honor. I am truly touched, and I accept this degree...
  • The East-West Center community is saddened by news of the recent passing of the Center’s first leader, Murray Turnbull, and longtime arts and exhibits coordinator Jeanette "Benji" Bennington. "Murray Turnbull was the father of the concept of...
  • APIA, SAMOA (Aug. 29, 2014) -- Youth leaders from 18 Pacific nations have converged in Samoa this week for the second ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference, organized by the U.S. embassies in New Zealand and Samoa in partnership with the East-...
  • The East-West Center community is saddened by the death of former EWC Board of Governors member Thomas S. Foley, a U.S. congressman from Washington State for three decades, speaker of the House from 1989 to 1995, and later Ambassador to Japan....
  • By Charles E. Morrison, EWC President (Note: This commentary first appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Oct. 13, 2013.) When I arrived in Bali last week for this year’s APEC summit, my van driver asked where I was from. When I told him, his...
  • The East-West Center community is saddened by the death former EWC President Victor Hao Li, who passed away on Sept. 18 in Oakland, California, at the age of 72. Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Li taught Chinese and international law at the University of...

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