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    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.

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    After visiting several American cities, a group of journalists from the U.S. and nine other countries are currently traveling in Indonesia on EWC’s Senior Journalists Seminar, a travel-study exchange intended to help bridge gaps between American journalists and those from Islamic areas. Above: While the group was in Honolulu for sessions at EWC, several participants gave a panel discussion on “World Perspectives on the Palestine Crisis” during a community reception at Shangri La, the oceanfront former estate of heiress Doris Duke which now houses her famed Islamic art collection.

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    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.

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    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...


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