EWI Announces the Establishment of its Asia-Pacific Fellows Network

News | June 28, 2018

The EastWest Institute is proud to announce the establishment of its Asia-Pacific Fellows Network, which covers the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Oceania. The first set of Fellows represent expertise and nationalities that span 16 countries, including Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Their diverse backgrounds extend through fields that range from finance to military, from cybersecurity to nuclear arms control, and from sustainable development to conflict resolution. This ever-expanding network of both established and emerging experts is intended to provide voices from within the broader Asia-Pacific region a wider platform for engaging the international community through their publications and interactions with EWI.


Rizwana Abbasi
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, National Defense University, Islamabad


Rethy Chhem

Executive Director, Cambodia Development Resource Institute


Bernard Goonetilleke

Chairman, Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka


Ananda Raj Khanal

Senior Director, Nepal Telecommunications Authority


Keiko Kono

Fellow, Government and Law Division, Security Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies


Khin Khin Kyaw Kyee

Lead Researcher and Program Coordinator, ISP Myanmar


Ronald Mendoza
Dean, Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University


Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Senior Visiting Fellow, the Japan Institute of International Affairs 


René L. Pattiradjawane

President, Center for Chinese Studies-Indonesia


Adrian Phua
Managing Director, Stratagem Group


Dulyapak Preecharush

Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian Studies Program, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Bangkok


Bhagya Senaratne

Lecturer, Department of Strategic Studies, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University


Sazali bin Sukardi

Senior Vice President of Strategic Research, CyberSecurity Malaysia


Brandon Jack Tara

CFO, Federated States of Micronesia’s Development Bank


Yongyuth Teerakul

Director, Plans and Organization Division of the Office of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence, Royal Kingdom of Thailand


Ahmed Thohir

Defence Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in New Delhi, India


Jiang Tianjiao

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Shanghai International Studies University


Tughral Yamin

Founder and Associate Dean, Centre for International Peace & Stability, National University of Sciences and Technology


Jackson Yuasise

Director, Trade and Investment, Prime Ministers Department, Papua New Guinea


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