EastWest Institute (EWI) archive
Collection contains assorted photographs, published materials, and video and audio recordings and digital files documenting the EastWest Institutes (EWI) programmatic activity throughout its 40-year existence. Collection includes loose photographs, photograph albums, and photo CDs and DVDs containing images of assorted board meetings, luncheons, award dinners, conferences, and summits held in Europe, Asia, Central Asia, and America. Also included are assorted published materials including annual reports, policy papers, symposium reports, conferences reports, and other publications produced by EWI relating to international security, political, and economic issues in East Asia, Russia, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Balkans. Audiovisual materials include DVDs and CDs containing assorted interviews, summit presentations, events, reunions, and awards dinners as well as a two-part interview with author and activist Feisal Abdul Rauf. Collection also includes 125.4 GB of digital files of existing analog materials including EWI publications, photographs, annual reports, brochures, one pagers as well as branding files, communications files including miscellaneous press clippings, print publications, presentations, and videos.
- EastWest Institute (New York, N.Y.) (Organization)
This collection is open for research, with the following exception, Digital-files, approximately 2003-approximately 2018, Series 4. Access is restricted as materials are currently unprocessed and must be reformatted to digital access copies.
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Founded in 1980 by John Edwin Mroz and Ira D. Wallach the EastWest Institute (EWI) was an international not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank focusing on international political, economic and security issues through track II (or “back-channel”) diplomacy, hosting international conferences and summits, and by producing numerous publications on international security, political, and economic issues. Initially called the Institute for East-West Security Studies, the institute initially concentrated on Cold War conflicts but after the dissolution of the Soviet Union the institute changed its name to the EastWest Institute and widened its focus and reach to include post-Cold war issues as well as issues relating to China and Central Asia. In 2021 it formed a collaborative partnership with the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) to create the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute. In addition, EWI transitioned its ongoing programmatic work to the Stimson Center, Observer Research Foundation America, the Atlantic Council, and the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations.
11.0 linear feet (11 document boxes, 5 cartons, 48 CDs, 88 DVDs, 125.4 GB of unprocessed digital files (26,000 digital files))
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Assorted photographs, published materials, and video and audio recordings relating to the EastWest Institutes (EWI), an international not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank focusing on international political, economic and security issues founded by John Edwin Mroz and Ira D. Wallach in 1980. Materials document the EastWest Institutes (EWI) programmatic activity throughout its 40-year existence.
- Photographs, 1980-2010, 2018
- Published materials, 1982-2020
- Audiovisual materials, 1989, 1996, 2003-2011
- Digital files, approximately 2003-approximately 2018
Materials were donated in May 2020 by the EastWest Institute.
Published materials have been removed and cataloged separately. Duplicate copies have been kept with the collection.
Processed by Regan Wacker and Josh Minor, 2022 March.
- Asia, Central
- Conflict management -- International cooperation
- EastWest Institute (New York, N.Y.)
- Europe, Eastern
- Institute for East-West Security Studies
- Institute for EastWest Studies
- International cooperation
- International relations
- Mroz, John Edwin
- Research institutes
- Security, International
- Wallach, Ira D., 1909-2007
- files (digital files)
- photo CDs
- photograph albums
- publications (documents)
- serials (publications)
- Inventory of the EastWest Institute (EWI) Archive, 1980-2018
- Regan Wacker and Josh Minor
- Description rules
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