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Review for Institute For Eastwest Studies Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The EastWest Institute has been a pioneer in the field of confidence building across some of the biggest political divides in the three decades since it was set up. It has worked with leaders from Reagan and Gorbachev, to Putin and Bush. It has worked on building confidence between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and between the independent states of the former Yugoslavia. It enjoys a very high reputation among the senior officials it works with, but is less well known in public because much of its work remains private. EWI enjoys the financial support of some of the most prominent philanthropists and leading global corporations.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

When it was led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari many years ago *before he won the prize)

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

It has several: trust building between the United States, China and Russia; providing innovative approaches to relationships between Afghanistan and its neighbors; promoting practical approaches to preventive diplomacy; building private-public partnerships to protect the global digital economy

What is its top priority in the long run?

EWI is working to establish a durable financial foundation to enable its continued good work over the long haul.

Role:  Advisor & I worked as Vice Presdient for it for five and ahalf years until 31 December 2011.