About the East-West Center (EWC)
Established in 1960 by the U.S. Congress and based in Honolulu, Hawai’i, the East-West Center (EWC) promotes better relations between the United States and the nations of Asia and the Pacific. EWC programs are multinational and join knowledge with action, bringing together leaders of government, business, media, civil society, and academia to learn from each other, disseminate findings to policymakers and the public, and to collaborate on issues of common concern so people not only understand complex challenges, but also design and implement solutions. During its 55-year history, the Center has involved more than 55,000 people directly in its programs and has earned a reputation for superior scholarship and innovative approaches.
The Center’s AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools supports the EWC mission by providing global learning and exchange opportunities for teachers and students in the United States and in the Asia Pacific region. Featuring travel seminars, residency programs, workshops, and online programming, AsiaPacificEd programs provide multiple pathways for teachers and students to develop 21st-century knowledge and skills, foster lifelong learning, and make unsurpassed Asia Pacific connections. Visit AsiaPacificEd.org for more information on how you can take part in learning that makes a lasting difference. Find out more about the East-West Center at EastWestCenter.org.