Proceedings conclude today at the 2014 EWC/EWCA International Conference in Naha, Okinawa. (View a photo gallery.) More than 300 EWC alumni, friends and colleagues, including international scholars, officials, educators and business leaders, are attending the conference on the theme of "Developing a Peaceful and Sustainable Asia Pacific Community." The program features more than 100 substantive panels and expert discussions on a range of key regional topics, as well as a special luncheon honoring EWC’s 2014 distinguished alumni and volunteers.
EWC Pacific Islands Development Program Co-Director Jerry Finin (left) led the U.S. delegation to the Multinational Observer Group that monitored yesterday’s general election in Fiji, the country’s first since a coup in 2006. Read more about the election monitoring mission.
The popular primetime Cambodian TV series "Facing Justice," produced by EWC's Asian International Justice Initiative and credited with being one of the main ways Cambodians receive information about the country's Khmer Rouge Tribunal, has resumed with final episodes summarizing the court's verdict finding defendants Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity and sentencing the two elderly former officials of Pol Pot’s regime to life in prison. View the seires here, and read AIJI's trial monitor blog.
Federated States of Micronesia President Manny Mori met with participants in EWC’s Pacific Islands Leadership Program in Honolulu on Sept. 8. He told the 26 accomplished professionals from 13 island nations that the two biggest challenges facing FSM are climate change and the scheduled post-2023 changes to the economic support provisions of the country’s Compact of Free Association agreement with the U.S.
Outlining what he termed the United States’ “ambitious agenda” of long-term engagement in Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday in a policy speech at the East-West Center in Honolulu that complex challenges such as climate change and maritime territorial disputes can be transformed into opportunities for such advances as clean energy development and regional cooperation. ...more...
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EWC Community Saddened by Passing of Center's First Leader, Longtime Arts Coordinator
The East-West Center community is saddened by news of the recent passing of the Center’s first leader, Murray Turnbull, and longtime arts and exhibits coordinator Jeanette "Benji" Bennington.
"Murray Turnbull was the father of the concept of bringing the young people of the Asia Pacific region together, and the East-West Center was established because of him," said EWC President Charles E. Morrison. "And Benji was an incredible, invaluable resource during her decades of service at the Center. She embodied the EWC spirit, and her legacy remains with us all.” ...more...
Economic and Security Reform in Japan: Harder Than It Looks
Leadership for Social Justice in Higher Education: The Legacy of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Terance W. Bigalke and Mary S. Zurbuchen (eds.)
New Directions in Asia-Pacific Economic Integration
Ambassador Tang Guoqiang and Peter A. Petri (eds.)
Broadcasting Justice: Media Outreach at the Khmer Rouge Trials
Asia Matters for America
An online hub for graphical data on U.S.-Asia interactions.
Pacific Islands Report
Daily news, analysis and commentary from across Oceania.
Challenges of a Free Press
An archive of articles, video and more from the EWC 2014 International Media Conference in Yangon.
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