Institutes for Natural Resource Managers (INRM)


Currently the Center offers two (2) Institutes for Natural Resource Managers: Southeast Asia annually. The Institutes run in partnership with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), eleven (11) US Embassies who select all fellows, our implementation partner the University of Montana Mansfield Center, and with the U.S. Department of State.

The East-West Center has also hosted Institutes for Natural Resource Managers: Global (Brazil, China, Japan, Russia, Turkey) and Institutes for Natural Resource Managers: Middle East (Jordan, Palestinian Territories). See the fellows tab above for a list of all our 'ohana. 

Cohorts of twenty-one (21) fellows an average age of twenty-one (21) complete a twenty-one (21) week curriculum. Five (5) weeks are spent together in Hawaii, North and Central California, Yosemite National Park, and Washington D.C. Upon completion, fellows become EWC Associates and members of one of over fifty (50) East-West Center regional chapters.

Institutes are academically demanding with fellows reading over 21 books covering a wide range of views and topics and whose authors they debate virtually and in person. Current books include: The Synthetic Age, Clean Meat, Leading from the Roots, A Bright Future, A New Climate Story, California Greenin', and Factfulness. 

Institutes use experiential methods to train fellows capable of designing and facilitating innovation challenges, accelerator programs, health campaigns, and arts and media initiatives with community partners in their home countries. Upon completion, fellows are eligible to work with the Center as EWC Innovation Fellows


Mr. Lance Boyd
Experiential Professional Development (XPD)
East-West Center
Tel. (808) 944-7477