EastWest Institute

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The EastWest Institute was formerly known as the Institute for East West Studies.


According to an article on the Peace Direct website:

The US-based East West Institute, founded in 1981 as a think tank on traditional security issues had, since the collapse of Communism, focused on research, networking and low-key conferences to help support the development of democracy and free enterprise in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.[1]


In December 2005 the Institute awarded Tony Blair the accolade of Statesman of the Decade. Blair said 'It is a very great honour and privilege to receive this award, and I can truthfully say it is a long time since so many people have said so many nice things about me all at once, or indeed at all, to be absolutely frank. And can I thank the East-West Institute and congratulate it on its 25 years, and thank it also for the work that it does in so many different places in the world.'[2]


The Institute prefers not to disclose its funding sources, saying, "Our mission is supported by funding from private and public sources worldwide."[3] However, in 2002 the Institute received $10,000 from Exxon Mobil.[4]


Co-Chairmen of the Board

Board members

Honorary Chairmen

Chairmen Emeriti

Directors Emeriti

Non-Board Members of Board Committees



  1. East West Institute, Serbia/Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Peace Direct website, version placed in web archive 26 May 2005, accessed in web archive 10 July 2009
  2. PM's acceptance comments for Statesmen of the Decade award, 8 December 2005 http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page8737.asp
  3. Mission and Strategy
  4. ExxonMobil Donations, ExxonMobil, p. 3, accessed 10 July 2009