Asian Studies Development Program


The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) was launched in 1991 to enhance teaching about Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In recent years, ASDP has also included Asian faculty in selected programs. Since its inception, more than 2,500 professors from the U.S. and Asia have participated in ASDP programs [read ASDP Mission here].

A joint program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i, ASDP offers a variety of content-focused faculty and institutional development programs and activities centered around summer residential institutes, field seminars in Asia, workshops on the U.S. mainland, and an annual academic conference


Central Asia: Global and Local Wisdom Series (a faculty development program)

Session 1:"Indigenous Peoples of Central Asia"| Friday, October 8, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm MST

Session 2: "Environmental and Cultural Impact on Indigenous Peoples of Central Asia" | Friday, October 22, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm MST

Session 3: "Roots from the Region" | Friday, November 5, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm MST

Session 4*: Working sessions to develop classroom materials/resources/syllabi | Friday, November 19, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm MST

*Note: This session is reserved for participants who have also attended Sessions 1, 2, and/or 3. To participate in Session 4, please register for at least one other session in this Central Asia program.


2022 ASDP National Conference 

March 3-5, 2022

Venue: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter


Flyer and CFP

Contact ASDP

General Contact Information:

Asian Studies Development Program
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848
Tel:        808-944-7337
FAX:       808-944-7070
ASDP Listserv

ASDP Staff:

 Peter Hershock, East-West Center Director of ASDP
    Office: 808-944-7757

 Elizabeth (Betty) Buck, East-West Center Senior Advisor to  ASDP

 Roger T. Ames, University of Hawaii Senior Advisor to ASDP
    Office: 808-956-7288

 Daralyn Yee, Program Assistant
    Office: 808-944-7337