Education & Exchange


Pakistan to replace Indonesia as country with largest Muslim population by 2030

by Aaron Siirila
The world’s Muslim population is projected to grow at twice the rate of non-Muslims over the next 20 years, increasing by 35% to 2.2 billion people in 2030, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. However, the growth rate for Muslim populations over the...

New students data: China grows by 30%

by Aaron Siirila
International student enrollment in the United States in the 2009-10 academic year increased by a modest 3% from the previous year according to the Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education. The number of students from China increased by an...
The US-Japan relationship is deep and multilayered but needs reinvigoration or it faces a “quiet crisis” of ineffectiveness, said panelists at a public seminar on November 6 entitled, “US-Japan Relations: Past, Present and Future,” at Doshisha University in...
The Japan Matters for America / America Matters for Japan project was officially launched in Tokyo on November 4 at a public seminar co-hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the East-West Center. The seminar, entitled, “Cooperation or Interdependence: An...

ASEAN Secretariat Features Project

by Aaron Siirila
Calling the project, “simple, readable, yet impressive,” Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, launched the ASEAN Matters for America project with Dr Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington, on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the ASEAN...

Initiative Launches in Singapore at ISEAS

by Aaron Siirila
On Monday, June 7, the ASEAN Matters for America/ America Matters for ASEAN project was formally launched in Southeast Asia at the headquarters of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore. The project is a joint collaboration between the East-West...

Launch Event Success

by Aaron Siirila
The ASEAN Matters for America / America Matters for ASEAN project was successfully launched on Friday, April 2, 2010. Making remarks at the launch were:
Ambassador Scot Marciel will be keynote speaker for the Launch Event “Why ASEAN Matters for America.” Marciel is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.