Leadership Program


Leadership education at the East-West Center draws upon a deep well of experience. For over 50 years, the Center has been working with and cultivating leaders from diverse fields across the region. We have done so through an approach that links high-level content with experiential learning and emphasizes practical application of ideas.  This approach actively engages leadership challenges with diverse cohorts of participants across disciplinary boundaries and confronts assumptions, stretches perspectives, and inspires action.

The ultimate vision of the East-West Center's Leadership Program is the creation of communities of action leading to a more peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific region.  The scope and impacts of these communities are growing rapidly.  Learn more about each Leadership Program by clicking on one of the links below:

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Upcoming Leadership Program Events

Below are the upcoming events from the Leadership Program team. Consider joining one of these opportunities!

2022 Pacific Islands Leadership Program Application is now Open!

The Pacific Islands Leadership Program is now accepting applications for 2022! Application submission deadline is February 1, 2022. Visit our program page for more information.