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Wednesday Evening Seminar

The Wednesday Evening Seminar (WES) is a weekly gathering of Center participants in their first fall and spring semester. WES brings together fellows from diverse academic disciplines, geographic areas, life experiences, and East-West Center programs to learn and dialogue on issues of common concern that impact the U.S. and Asia Pacific region. Read more...


SPRING 2017 PROGRAM

Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center
Keoni Auditorium

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WES blog:  ewc-wes.weebly.com

Syllabus - Positionality: Approaching the Asia Pacific through Intercultural Perspectives

January 25 - The Role of Language in Creative Storytelling

February 1 - Finding Our Way:  Navigation and Technology

February 8 - Global Aspirations & Transformational Strategies:  Need for New Change Agents

February 22 - Kanikapila:  Building the Hawaiian Music and Dance Community

March 1 - Cosmology and Skywatching

March 8 - Power of Images

March 15 - Art of Strength

April 5- The Federated States of Micronesia: A Different Historiography for “a handful of chickpeas flung over the sea”

April 12- Urbanization and the Role of Cities in Asia: Governance Challenges and Innovations


PAST WEDNESDAY EVENING SEMINARS

2016 Fall - Our Asia Pacific Neighborhood

2016 Spring - PERFORMANCE OF CULTURE: International Perspectives on Personal and Community Identity

2015 Fall - Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke (Learn by doing) to Build Expertise in a Borderless World

2015 Spring - Cultivating Regional Literacy in the Asia-Pacific Region

2014 Fall - The Art of Regional Literacy: Connecting Kīpuka in the Asia-Pacific Region

2014 Spring - Defrosting The Imagination: Innovation, Passion, and Creative Thinking in Oceania, Asia and the United States

2013 Fall - The Anatomy of Identity: Identifying the Roots of Identity in Oceania and Asia

2013 Spring - Bridges and Barriers: Overcoming Obstacles to Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

2012 Fall - Catalysts for Change

2012 Spring - Disasters in the United States and Asia Pacific: Preparation, Response and Critique

2011 Fall - Toward a Regional Literacy of Contemporary Asia-Pacific and the United States

2011 Spring - Movements of People, Nations, and Ideas in the Asia Pacific

2010 Fall - Perspectives on Social Justice in Asia Pacific Communities

2010 Spring - Cultural Foundations and Contemporary Expressions in the Asia-Pacific

2009 Fall - Current Challenges and Empowering Voices in the United States, Asia and the Pacific

2009 Spring - Toward a Regional Literacy of the Asia-Pacific and the United States

2008 Fall - The Politics of Globalization and Social Networks in the Asia-Pacific

2008 Spring - Emerging Issues in the Asia and the Pacific

2007 Fall - Sustainability: Behind the Veneer of the Rhetoric

2007 Spring - Creating Futures for Asia and the Pacific: Choices and Behaviors

2006 Fall - Empowering People for the Future of Asia and the Pacific