Current President Charles E. Morrison set to retire this summer

Honolulu. February 29, 2016. The East-West Center Board of Governors has begun an international search for a new president to succeed Dr. Charles E. Morrison, who has announced that he will be retiring this coming August after leading the Center since 1998. Exceptional candidates from across the Asia Pacific region and the U.S. will be considered, including residents of Hawai‘i, where the Center’s headquarters are located.

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, 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. The Center serves as a resource for information and analysis through programs focusing on higher education, policy-relevant research and international professional exchange.

The EWC Board is committed to finding an inspirational and visionary president to build on the Center’s success, refine its mission, and develop creative new programs that meet the emerging needs and aspirations of new generations throughout the region. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional of unquestioned reputation and ethics who has broad familiarity with the Asia-Pacific region, devotion to public service, passion for the mission of the East-West Center and its potential, and a successful track record of securing major funding from public and private sector sources.