EWC Insights


EWC Insights featuring Pacific Leaders

EWC Insights featuring Pacific Leaders

Pacific Islands Development Program

EWC INSIGHTS featuring Pacific Leaders is a multi-media flagship production of the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP), a member of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific. Our show provides a platform for Pacific leaders to discuss policy achievements, highlight critical regional issues, and promote Blue Pacific priorities. We amplify Pacific voices to inform regional stakeholders and thought leaders from government, business, and civil society about the opportunities and challenges facing our region.


FSM President David Panuel

Discussion with President David W. Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia

October 13, 2020

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EWC Insights on ThinkTech Hawaiʻi

In this previous series, EWC experts and guests discussed critical Asia-Pacific issues. All episodes are available below and are collected in a YouTube playlist.


Pacific Priorities: The View from Taiwan

September 15, 2020

Guest: Michael Y. K. Tseng, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu

Covid in Hawaiʻi: Why are Pacific People being Left Behind?

September 1, 2020

Guest: Dr. Tim Brown, EWC Senior Fellow and behavioral epidemiology and infectious diseases expert

How can Aging Societies Sustain Growth?

August 18, 2020

Guest: Dr. Sang-Hyeop Lee, EWC Senior Fellow and chair of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Economics Department

Hong Kong's 'New Normal" amid Protest and Covid-19

August 4, 2020

Guest: David Lee, University of Hong Kong Senior Lecturer and EWC Visiting Scholar

Rising to the Challenge: Perspectives from a Pacific President

July 21, 2020

Guest: Dr. Hilda Heine, former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Building Back Better: Island Innovation and Resilience

June 23, 2020

Guest: Celeste Connors, Executive Director of Hawaiʻi Green Growth Local2030 Hub and EWC Adjunct Senior Fellow

Blackness in the Pacific

June 9, 2020

Guest: Dr. Akiemi Glenn, founder and Executive Director of The Pōpolo Project and founder of the Hawaiʻi Strategy Lab

Regional Security: Impacts of Climate Change

May 26, 2020

Guest: Dr. Laura Brewington, EWC Research Fellow, Investigator for the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program

'Not Dead Yet': Instability and Resilience in North Korea

May 12, 2020

Guest: Dr. Marcus Noland, EWC Senior Research Fellow and Peterson Institute Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

Coronavirus and the Climate

April 28, 2020

Guest: Dr. Victoria Keener, climate specialist and EWC Research Fellow

International Aspects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 14, 2020

Guest: Dr. Tim Brown, EWC Senior Fellow and behavioral epidemiology and infectious diseases expert