CENTER FOR CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

aka East-West Center   |   Honolulu, HI   |  www.eastwestcenter.org

Mission

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding between the United States and the nations of Asia and the Pacific through cooperative study, training, and research. Established by the U.S. 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 is a US-based institution for public diplomacy with international governance, staff, students and participants.

Ruling year info

1975

President

Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke

Main address

1601 East West Road

Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA

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EIN

99-0161603

NTEE code info

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

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Our programs

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Research

East-West Center researchers collaborate with scholars in the region on critical issues including: security and governance; environment, health and population; innovation and economic growth; and human rights and justice.

Population(s) Served

Student programs offer competitive degree scholarships and affiliate study opportunities for students from the US, Asia Pacific region and elsewhere. The residential Asia Pacific Leadership Program which offers a graduate-level certificate in applied leadership skills and interdisciplinary regional expertise, is complemented by a suite of specialized leadership programs for Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asian public employees and other groups. AsiaPacificEd and the Asia Studies Program work with educators to infuse greater Asian and Pacific content into college and K-12 curricula.

Population(s) Served

Media programs provide journalists with professional development and enhanced understanding of critical regional issues through dialogue and travel-study exchanges, as well as a biennial international Media Conference that is held in the region. Leadership and policy dialogue programs allow emerging political, business and civil society leaders to exchange views, build networks, development leadership skills and deepen knowledge of regional issues.

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Financials

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CENTER FOR CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2019
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Board chair

Mr. Richard Turbin

Turbin Chu Heidt, Attorneys

R. Brian Tsujimura

Ashford & Wriston, LLP

Peter Ho

Bank of Hawaii

Ronald Moon

Hawaii State Supreme Court

Margaret Carpenter

U.S. Agency for International Development

Daniel Fung

Des Voeux Chambers

Chris Kanter

Sigma Sembada Group

Takeshi Niinami

Suntory Holdings Ltd.

Ratan Tata

Tata Trusts

James Scott

Punahou School

Jeffrey Bleich

Dentons Diplomatic Solutions

Jennifer Park Stout

Snap, Inc.

Kirk Wagar

Former Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore

Chris Kanter

Sigma Sembada Group

Takeshi Niinami

Suntory Holdings, Ltd.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No