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East-West Center

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center’s Washington, DC office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.

The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the US government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.

The views expressed in articles by external contributors are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center or any organization with which the author is affiliated.

Henry Luce Foundation

The Asia Matters for America project is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, which seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.

Other Support

The project has also received funding from other sources for the country- and region-specific versions from:

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Project Personnel

  • Director: Satu P. Limaye, Ph.D.
  • Coordinator: Peter Valente
  • Research & Content: Grace Ruch Clegg, Sarah Wang, Caitlin Brophy
  • Intern Research and Website Assistance: Allison Golden, James Holloway, Yeseul Oh, Savannah Schwing, Savannah Shih, Karunia Silitonga, Serphina Wang, Toby Warden, Michael Weaver. 
  • Past Staff and Interns: Minseong Baek, Seoyoung Baek, Anna Scott Bell, Clarence Cabanero, Yifan Sunny Cao, Jamie Catterall, Hoi Ying “Cecilia” Chan, Edward Chang, Rebecca Chen, Justin Chock, Jake Choi, Ji Eun Choi, Seo Hee Chung, Marquis Clayton, Emily Coughlan, Benjamin DeThomas, Tara Duane, Olive Eisdorfer, Lian Eytinge, Chris Feddersen, Colby Ferland, Alex Forster, Naoko Funatsu, Nina Geller, Sarin Ghimire, Stephanie Gill, Eric Gomez, Jonathan Gordon, Thomas Held, Bowrun Hou, Jake Howry, Khun Nyan Min Htet, Ji Eun Hwang, Janny Jang, Orrie Johan, Emily Jones, Sakura Kajimura, Ethan Kannel, Hyung Ki John Kim, Kawoon Kim, Yeo-Ri Kim, Youngjin Kim, Brigitta Kinadi, Yumiko Kozu, Kevin Lair, Sin Yan (Amy) Lau, Cheolwoo Lee, Cris Lee, David Lee, Jaichung Lee, Jefferson Lee, Jeesu Lee, Jisoo Lee, Seonghyeon Lee, Antonio Liao, Lincoln Lin, Poyung Lin, Annie Liu, Genna Liu, Linnea Logie, Amanda Ma, Patrick Madaj, Karen Amethyst Mascarinas, Sean Mitra, Andrea Moneton, Benjamin Nathan, Meghana Nerurkar, Melissa Newcomb, Andy Nguyen, Anne Paisley, Heejae Park, John Andrew Petrushka, Anh Pham, Nausheen Rajan, Evan Roe, Kim Meihua Roy,  Kevin Rutigliano, Nate Schlabach, Steven Shao, Kyuseok Shim, Aaron Siirila, Matthew Short, Tim Su, Yi Ling Tan, Damien Tomkins, Alexandra Tran, Raveena Ugale, Xiaoyi Wang, Zhengi Wang, Olivia Waring, Patricia Weng, Chad Westra, Matthew Wong, Yeseul Woo, Mukadaisi Wumaier, Doris Xu, Xinxin Zhang, Zhonghe Zhu.


Asia Matters for America is a project of the East-West Center in Washington office. For comments, suggestions, or questions regarding this project, please contact us at:

East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

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Email: AsiaMatters@EastWestCenter.org