For almost 40 years, the EastWest Institute has brought together heads of state to broker peace around the world. The institute continues playing to its strengths of forging new connections, driving meaningful dialogue and building trust between global leaders and influencers representing government, military, business and civil society. We pride ourselves on convening the appropriate decision-makers and brightest minds, on deconstructing issues to their base level and on helping to formulate solutions that will prove feasible and sustainable. And we do so with discretion.
— Ross Perot, Jr.
Ross Perot, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Ross Perot, Jr. serves as Chairman of The Perot Group, which manages the various Perot family interests that include real estate, oil and gas and financial investments. In addition, Mr. Perot is Chairman of Hillwood, which he founded in 1988. Hillwood is ranked among the top ten real estate developers in the United States and is recognized for its high-profile projects and public-private ventures.

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Perhaps we are undergoing a period of historic change, where disorder is the new order. But even during such periods, history follows patterns. It is based on successions: one simple idea or action precedes more complex ones, shaping change and development. At the EastWest Institute, we believe one cannot afford to wait on history; rather, our role is to tackle specific issues before they worsen and turn into conflicts.
— Cameron Munter
Cameron Munter
President and CEO
Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, where he guided U.S.-Pakistani relations through a strained period, including the operation against Osama bin Laden, while leading a 2,500-employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia, where he negotiated Serbian domestic consensus for European integration and managed the Kosovo independence crisis.

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Our Board of Directors
EWI is a diverse and global network of impact. Our people, from our board of directors and vice presidents to our program staff and fellows, are our greatest assets. The EastWest Institute is governed by its Board of Directors. The distinguished members of the Board actively oversee the programmatic activities of the Institute, including long-term goals and priorities, and monitoring financial and personnel policies.

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