Thursday, August 12, 2010

East-West Center director visits PMC

Pacific Media Centre

Dr Satu P. Limaye, director of the East-West Center in Washington, has paid a courtesy call on the Pacific Media Centre. Accompanied by the US ConsulatGeneral public affairs adviser Phil McKenna, he met with PMC director Dr David Robie, just back from an overseas sabbatical.

They discussed regional issues and possible areas where the two centres could collaborate, including the visits of US journalists, researchers and scholars interested in Asia-Pacific affairs.

Dr Limaye was an Abe Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies, and a Luce Scholar and head of programmes on South Asia at the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo.

He has also written, edited, and co-edited many books, monographs, and studies, including US, Australia and Japan and the New Security Triangle, Japan in a Dynamic Asia; Special Assessment: The Asia-Pacific and the United States, 2004-2005; Religious Radicalism in South Asia; and Special Assessment: Asia's China Debate.

Pictured: Dr David Robie (from left), French journalist Virginie Ribadeau Dumas (on internship with the PMC's Pacific Scoop and Scoop) and Dr Satu P. Limaye. Photo: Phil McKenna/US Consulate-General

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