Countering Disinformation in Southeast Asia and Oceania Program


Disinformation challenges have become a key issue in countries around the globe, including Southeast Asian and Pacific Island nations that have a lack of capacity to respond to the threats of disinformation and propaganda campaigns magnified by social media.

The East-West Center’s Countering Disinformation in Southeast Asia and Oceania (CDSEAO) program engages young leaders, journalists and policy influencers to build information networks, reliable sources and practical strategies for identifying and responding to disinformation throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. 

Housed within the Professional Development Program, the CDSEAO program includes the following major activity areas:



Allen Clark

Director, Professional Development Program

Susan Kreifels

Media Programs Manager, East-West Seminars

Christina Monroe

Senior Manager, Leadership Program

Scott Kroeker

Senior Manager, Pacific Island Development Program

Katie Bartels

Program Coordinator, Professional Development Program