EastWest Institute (EWI) is a global network of influential stakeholders committed to and engaged in building trust and preventing conflict around the world. EWI has a 36-year track record of convening power, trust building and back channel diplomacy to develop sustainable solutions for today’s major political, economic and security issues around the world. Recognized as an “honest broker,” EWI’s success is predicated on providing a platform where political, military and business leaders find common ground and solutions to international conflicts. Headquartered in New York City, EWI has offices in Brussels, Moscow, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco and Istanbul.\
The institute is a global network of experts providing thought leadership, strategic counsel and unique perspectives to governments, the private sector and other stakeholders worldwide.
The institute anticipates global and regional challenges relevant to policy makers and corporate leaders.
The institute mobilizes key resources to address problems and deliver innovative solutions.
The institute brings conflicting parties to the negotiating table, often for the first time, enabling dialogue and trust building.
The institute activates its network of over 1,000 public and private sector decision makers globally, building long-term relationships that they rely on during times of crisis.
Forged trust and understanding between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era, hosting first ever military-to-military dialogue between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries.
the institute's role in the reunification of Germany, the German government bestowed an Order of Merit on EWI’s late founder, CEO and President John Edwin Mroz (1948-2014).
From the Balkans to Russia, EWI was instrumental in fostering economic stability and entrepreneurship and establishing cross border cooperation during 1990s and 2000s.
The institute was also instrumental in laying the groundwork between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama on reducing the level of cyber attacks between the two countries in 2015.