Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice congratulates on EastWest Institute's "30 great years"
In 2007 I was working as a business consultant. My partner asked me to join him at a meeting to see how we might be able to help a small non-profit develop a strategic plan. I had to travel to a small town outside of Atlanta, Georgia and had another in a long string of bad travel experiences. I was tired and frustrated. John Mroz met us at my partner’s residence and we proceeded to dinner, a 30 minute drive. I sat in ...more »
EWI Board members reflect on what makes the Institute unique.
Some of my best moments when working for EWI in early 2000’s were related to CELA (Central Eurasia Leadership Academy). The original idea of the project was to identify and bring together young leaders from Central Eurasia (all “stans” in Cental Asia + Caucasian republics) for a leadership training, which took place at the Koc University in Istanbul. The main purpose of the whole exercise was to contribute to a better ...more »
Ban Ki-moon addresses EWI on the occasion of institute's 30th anniversary.
For EWI's 30th anniversary, we've been speaking with board members, alumni and fellows about their experiences at the institute.
Remarks by Allen Lynch at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the East-West Institute, May 10, 2011, Prince George Ballroom, New York City  Let me first remind us of the international atmosphere of the early 1980's, when I joined the Institute: The Russians were truly afraid of Ronald Reagan, and this fear had very practical consequences. The KGB under Yuri Andropov had launched Operation "RYAN", which directed ...more »
Board of Directors meeting, Moscow, September 18 - 21, 2003
EWI alumnus Vasil Hudak’s wedding, Prague, Spring 2003
Slobodan Milosevic was setting himself up as dictator for life, having passed a law allowing him to serve yet another term as President. The representatives gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia knew this was another step towards the creation of an authoritarian regime, and Serbian democrats and human rights activists had already seen too much. With the assistance and cooperation of EWI and the Slovak government, Serbian opponents ...more »