Welcome | E Komo Mai

Aloha and welcome to the East-West Center’s online resource for participant information. This website contains links, documents, and practical tips intended for new and prospective participants to the East-West Center. Whether you are at the Center for a few days participating in a conference or for many years enrolled in a student degree program, we offer this site as a way to provide a concise and informative overview of the East-West Center and its community.

About the East-West Center

Since it was established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the mission of the East-West Center has been to “promote better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.” For over fifty years, the Center has served 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. Its 21-acre campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities.

See below for a video about the East-West Center, architect I.M. Pei’s vision of its buildings, and the legacy of the Center. The Center’s official website is  www.EastWestCenter.org.