About Us

Share this:

East-West Center logo

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:

For more information on these funders, please see the project specific pages linked above.

For information on data source and methodologies, please click here.

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: Tara Duane, Yumiko Kozu, David Lee, Jaichung Lee, Genna Liu, Alison Ma, Karen Amethyst Mascariñas, Khun Nyan Min Htet, Anh Pham, Xiaoyi Wang
  • Past Staff and Interns: Chris Feddersen, Alex Forster, Naoko Funatsu, Melissa Newcomb, Aaron Siirila, Damien Tomkins; Minseong Baek, Seoyoung Baek, Anna Scott Bell, Clarence Cabanero, Yifan Sunny Cao, Jamie Catterall, Hoi Ying “Cecilia” Chan, Edward Chang, Justin Chock, Jake Choi, Ji Eun Choi, Seo Hee Chung, Marquis Clayton, Emily Coughlan, Benjamin DeThomas,Lian Eytinge, Colby Ferland, Nina Geller, Sarin Ghimire, Stephanie Gill, Eric Gomez, Jonathan Gordon, Bowrun Hou, Ji Eun Hwang, Janny Jang, Orrie Johan, Sakura Kajimura, Ethan Kannel, Hyung Ki John Kim, Kawoon Kim, Brigitta Kinadi, Kevin Lair, Sin Yan (Amy) Lau, Cheolwoo Lee, Jefferson Lee, Jeesu Lee, Jisoo Lee, Seonghyeon Lee, Antonio Liao, Lincoln Lin, Poyung Lin, Annie Liu, Linnea Logie, Patrick Madaj, Sean Mitra, Andrea Moneton, Benjamin Nathan, Meghana Nerurkar, Andy Nguyen, Anne Paisley, John Andrew Petrushka, Nausheen Rajan, Evan Roe, Kim Meihua Roy, Nate Schlabach, Steven Shao, Kyuseok Shim, Matthew Short, Tim Su, Yi Ling Tan, Alexandra Tran, Raveena Ugale, Zhengi Wang, Olivia Waring, Patricia Weng, Chad Westra, Matthew Wong, Doris Xu, 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

Phone: +

Email: AsiaMatters@EastWestCenter.org