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 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. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.
As a national and regional resource, the Center offers:
* An interdisciplinary research program that examines major issues of critical importance in U.S.-Asia Pacific relations.
* Dialogue and professional enrichment programs that focus on groups central to the communication of ideas: the media, political and policy leaders, and educators.
* Educational programs to develop the human resources needed by the United States and the Asia Pacific region in a new era of increased interdependence.