60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series

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The 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series is a special seminar series commemorating 60 years since the East-West Center’s establishment by the U.S. Congress in 1960.


This series of one-hour virtual public seminars hosted on the Zoom platform explores the future of the Indo-Pacific region in light of current events in U.S.-Asia relations, featuring policy experts from around the world who have participated in East-West Center in Washington fellowships, publications, dialogues, and conference programs. 

“As the East-West Center marks its 60th anniversary of continuous U.S.-Asia partnership through education, research, and exchange and during these uncertain times, bringing the perspectives of experts who have participated in our programs has never been more vital. Now more than ever we need to draw on the networks we have developed to share perspectives, deepen thought and dialogue, and seek solutions to policy challenges.”
Satu Limaye, Vice President of the East-West Center and Director of the EWC in Washington -

Seminar Schedule

Featuring Dr. Andrew L. Oros of Washington College, Maryland (EWCW Northeast Asia Visiting Fellow, 2005 / Adjunct Fellow, 2014)

Featuring Mr. Eric Gomez of the Cato Institute (EWCW Young Professional, 2012)

Featuring Dr. Renato Cruz de Castro of De La Salle University, Philippines (EWCW Fulbright Fellow, 2016)

With discussant H.E. Thomas C. Hubbard of McLarty Associates, former US Ambassador to the Philippines

Featuring Dr. Yoram Evron of the University of Haifa, Israel (EWCW American Jewish Committee Fellow, 2016)


Past Seminars

Featuring Dr. Seong-ho Sheen of Seoul National University (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2010)

Featuring Dr. Ja Ian Chong of the National University of Singapore (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2012)

Featuring Dr. Jay L. Batongbacal of the University of the Philippines (EWCW Fulbright Fellow, 2014-2015)

Featuring Dr. Chheang Vannarith of the Asian Vision Institute (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2010)

Featuring Dr. June Park of the National Research Foundation of Korea (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2015)

With discussant Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo of the Free University of Brussels-VUB and King's College London

Featuring Dr. Kai He of Griffith University, Australia (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2012)

Featuring Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow of Nanyang Technological University (EWCW Southeast Asia Visiting Fellow, 2005)

Featuring Dr. Alicia Campi of The Mongolia Society (EWCW Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, 2012)

With discussant H.E. Dr. Otgonbayar Yondon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States of America


Participation Information

Each seminar takes place on Zoom via its Webinar platform. Unless indicated as “off-the-record,” seminars will also be live streamed to YouTube and recordings will be made available after the seminar on Vimeo, YouTube, and SoundCloud
Upon registering for each seminar, our team will first approve your registration and you will then receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please check your Spam folder. If you still do not see the email within 24 hours or have other questions, please email Mrs. Sarah Wang at wangs@eastwestcenter.org. The confirmation email will provide you with a unique link to join the seminar. Do not share this with anyone else.
As an Attendee in a Zoom Webinar, your microphone will be muted and video turned off from the start of the presentation to cut down on noise interference and to maintain security. The Q&A session will occur at the end of the webinar presentation. You are more than welcome to type your questions into the Q&A box throughout the presentation or flag a specific point for the panelists in the Chat feature. We will address questions in the order that they are asked. NOTE: If you are planning to call in on a phone without smart capabilities, you will not be able to participate in the Q&A session. If you have a question, please email Mrs. Sarah Wang at wangs@eastwestcenter.org.