August 1 – 7: Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial
August 2 – 5: Senior Policy Seminar
August 3: Senior Policy Luncheon Panel Presentation: The Global Economic Crisis and Implications for the Asia Pacific Region
August 13 – 14: 2009 EWC/Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) Conference on Toward SustainableTransport System for Green Growth in the North Pacific
August 20 – 21: Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI) International Conference on Fossil Fuels to Green Energy: Policy Schemes in Transition for the North Pacific
Aug. 23 – Sept. 3: Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Program
September 13 - 20, 2009: Health Journalism Fellowships
September 16 - 18: EWC Urban Asia Seminar Series : Examining the Socio-economic, Environmental, and Governance Challenges in the Urbanization Process
September 17 – 19: Contesting Boundaries: Environments and Interdependence in Asian Perspectives
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Meeting
October 2: Considering India's Position in the 21st Century
Oct. 4 – 18: 19th New Generation Seminar
Oct. 24 – Nov. 15: Fall Jefferson Fellowships
October 21 – 24: Twentieth Annual U.S.-Korea Academic Symposium on “Navigating Turbulence in Northeast Asia: Options for the U.S.-ROK Partnership”
In the Arts . . .
June 28 – October 4 Exhibition: Cosmic Creatures: Textiles from Northeastern Lao Communities
Hong Kong Journalism Fellowships
July 28 – August 12, 2009
Travel Destinations: Beijing, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Hong Kong in China. All participants will meet in Honolulu for a 2-day seminar before study tour begins.
Theme: Chinese Development Policies: Facing Economic Crisis and Environmental Sustainability
The 2009 program will provide U.S. journalists an opportunity to explore the economic, social, cultural and political impacts of the global economic crisis in China and Hong Kong.
EWC contact: Marilyn Li, (808) 944-7258, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial
A NEH Landmarks of American History & Culture Workshop for School Teachers
August 1 - 7, 2009
Pearl Harbor has become an enduring part of U.S. popular history and culture as an event that drew the United States into World War II and forever changed the United States. However, the way Pearl Harbor is remembered today in Japan understandably differs from the context of American memory.
Our NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop will provide the larger historical and cultural context for understanding the Pearl Harbor attacks by illuminating one of most important (if at times antagonistic) bilateral relationships in the 20th century—that between the United States and Japan—and the impact of that relationship on both nations’ international affairs.
EWC contact: Cherylene Hidano, (808) 944-7765
Senior Policy Seminar
August 2 – 5, 2009
The Senior Policy Seminar brings together senior and influential policy makers, government officials, private sector leaders, and academic experts from the United States and the Asia-Pacific region for discussions on the economic, social and strategic dynamics and the future of U.S. policy in the region. Participation in the Senior Policy Seminar is by invitation only.
EWC contact: Carol Holverson, (808) 944-7524
Senior Policy Seminar Luncheon Panel Presentation: The Global Economic Crisis and Implications for the Asia Pacific Region
August 3, 2009
Garden Level, Hawai’i Imin International Conference Center
Time: 11:30 AM – Registration; 12:00 -1:30 PM - Luncheon & Program
Cost: $23 — co-sponsor members; $25 — non-members
Please RSVP by Thursday, July 30
• Barbara Weisel, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
• Yuen Pau Woo, President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
• Sarasin Viraphol, Executive Vice President of Pokphand Group, Thailand.
• Yoshiji Nogami, President of Japan Institute of International Affairs and Executive Advisor of the Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
Cosponsored by East-West Center, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, and the Friends of the East-West Center.
Click here to download flyer.
Parking: $4. Pay for parking with on-line registration or send $4 parking fee with check for luncheon to: EWC Office of External Affairs, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848. Please display flyer on dashboard. You will be directed to park on the lawn between the Imin Center & Lincoln Hall.
For further information, please call 944-7111.
2009 EWC/Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) Conference on Toward Sustainable Transport System for Green Growth in the North Pacific
August 13 - 14, 2009
The 2009 EWC/KOTI Conference is designed to provide a broad range of independent perspectives on the most pressing sustainable transportation issues faced by the North Pacific countries.
EWC contact: Eugene Alexander, (808) 944-7332
Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI) International Conference on Fossil Fuels to Green Energy: Policy Schemes in Transition for the North Pacific
August 20 – 21, 2009
The purpose of the conference is to discuss the impact of the global economic crisis on the regional energy market.
Yoon Hyung Kim and Fereidun Fesharaki are conference co-coordinators.
EWC contact: June Kuramoto, (808) 944-7267
Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Program
Aug. 23 – Sept. 3, 2009
Theme: Women as Entrepreneurs: Fostering Economic Growth and Strengthening Communities
The 2009 program will focus on the important role that entrepreneurship plays in contributing to the development of local economies.
EWC contact: Liz Dorn, (808) 944-7682, email: email@example.com
Health Journalism Fellowships
September 13 - 20, 2009
This program includes a three-day study tour in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, focusing on HIV/AIDS, HINI and other infectious diseases and public health issues. The study tour will be followed by a three-day workshop on reporting infectious diseases at the University of Hong Kong. American and Chinese health reporters will participate. Funding: East-West Center with program support from the University of Hong Kong.
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels, (808) 944-7176
EWC Urban Asia Seminar Series
Examining the Socio-economic, Environmental, and Governance Challenges in the Urbanization Process
September 16 - 18, 2009
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A seminar sponsored by East-West Seminars Program and the Institute for Development Studies, HCMC.
EWC contact: Meril Fujiki, (808) 944-7352
Contesting Boundaries: Environments and Interdependence in Asian Perspectives
A Faculty Development Workshop for Educators in Asian Studies
September 17 - 19, 2009
Belmont University, Nashville, TN
The workshop will explore how global environmental issues have ripple effects that cross geographical, socio-political and cultural boundaries in ways that are often open to considerable contestation. The workshop is offered as a part of Belmont University’s Humanities Symposium Nature and the Human Spirit, and members of the workshop will be able to participate in Symposium activities as well. Sponsored by The Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai’i, Manoa and Belmont University and with generous support from the Freeman Foundation.
EWC contact: Sandy Osaki, (808) 944-7337
Contact: Ronnie Littlejohn, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Meeting
September 27 – October 3, 2009
The workshop is part of the National Transfer Accounts Project (www.ntaccounts.org) co-directed by Andrew Mason, Senior Fellow at the Population and Health Studies Program, and Dr. Ronald Lee of the University of California, Berkeley. The project is aimed to create a system for measuring economic flows across age at the aggregate level in a manner consistent with National Income and Product Accounts.
Currently the project has more than 25 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The workshop is a collaborative effort with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
EWC contact: June Kuramoto, (808) 944-7267
Considering India's Position in the 21st Century
October 2, 2009
Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
This one-day workshop will feature presentations on the political, economic and cultural dimensions of 21st century India, in their global and historical contexts. The program will afford college and university professors in the humanities and social sciences a pedagogically useful glimpse of the world's second largest country and largest democracy.
EWC contact: Sandy Osaki, (808) 944-7337
Contact: Michele Marion, email: Michele.email@example.com
The 19th New Generation Seminar
"The Global Economic Crisis: Impacts and Responses in Asia"
October 4 - 18, 2009
Travel Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Seoul, Korea; Hanoi, Vietnam
Each year the East-West Center invites rising young leaders from the United States and Asia Pacific to participate in The New Generation Seminar (NGS), a two-week intensive educational, dialogue and study tour travel program.
EWC contact: Ann Hartman, (808) 944-7619
Fall Jefferson Fellowships
October 24 – November 15, 2009
Theme: The Right Climate for Confronting Climate Change?
The new United States presidential administration of Barack Obama has increased attention to climate change in advance of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in December 2009. With this backdrop, the Fall 2009 Jefferson Fellowships program will explore the ability of U.S. domestic and foreign policy to confront the important economic challenges and opportunities involved in addressing climate change and its consequences.
The Jefferson Fellowships program was launched in 1967 to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region, broadly defined as Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States. All program and travel costs for participants funded by a grant from The Freeman Foundation.
EWC contact: Ann Hartman, (808) 944-7619
Twentieth Annual U.S.-Korea Academic Symposium on “Navigating Turbulence in Northeast Asia: Options for the U.S.-ROK Partnership”
October 21 - 24, 2009
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center
The symposium will provide an unprecedented opportunity to bring together leading policymakers, scholars, analysts and military experts from the United States as well as throughout the Asia-Pacific region to discuss pressing issues of mutual concern. by the Hosted by the East-West Center, the Korea Economic Institute (KEI), and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).
EWC contact: Carolyn Eguchi, (808) 944-7510
In the Arts . . .
Exhibition: Cosmic Creatures: Textiles from Northeastern Lao Communities”
Through - October 4, 2009
East-West Center Gallery
Laos P.D.R. is a land-locked country in Southeast Asia with a small population of 7 million. The textiles in this exhibition come from the provinces of Houa Phan and Xiang Khoang, previously known as Muang Xam Nuea and Muang Phuan respectively. This northeast region is mountainous and borders Vietnam. In Laos there are over sixty different Lao-Tai and other language groups.
In the past a Lao-Tai woman wove all the textiles needed for her family and a good weaver was the pride of her community. She processed plants into dyes and wove silk and cotton which she grew or collected from the forest. Today women continue to weave their traditional masterpieces for the tourist trade, many still using natural materials and dyes.
Guest Curator and Artist: Patricia Cheesman, founder of Studio Naenna in Thailand.
Visting Artist: Dalounny Phonsouny "Aire" Carroll, traditional Lao weaver.
Installation: Michael Schuster and Lynne Najita
Special Event: Sunday, August 30: Presentation: Laos Today and Laos Yesterday
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
EWC Gallery with free admission.
By Ambassador Charles Salmon (former U.S. ambassador to Laos) and Thavanh Svengsouk, esteemed member of Hawaii's Lao community.
This exhibition is made in cooperation with Patricia Cheesman and Studio Naena. Also thanks to Hawaii Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawaii Charities, and contributors to the EWC Foundation, for their generous support. Educational outreach was arranged in cooperation with TEMARI.
EWC contact: Michael Schuster, EWC Gallery, (808) 944-7584
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. Closed Saturdays and holidays. Admission is free. Visitor parking on the adjacent UH campus is $3 and is usually easily available on the upper campus after 4 p.m. weekdays; Sunday parking is normally free and ample.
Address: John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road (corner Dole St. & East-West Rd.)
LOOKING AHEAD . . . 2009
Nov. 1, 2009 - Jan. 5, 2010 - Exhibition from the Torres Strait Islands (Australia)
The Torres Strait Islands to the north of Australia, only 50 miles from Papua New Guinea, maintain a unique Pacific Islands culture, distinct from the Aborigines and the people of PNG. They are particularly famous for their fine paintings, printmaking, scrimshaw, and their music. The people lead a largely maritime lifestyle, often commuting daily from island to island. The importance of their culture and history, because of their crossroads location, belie their small population.
This project will be co-sponsored by the Australia Arts Council and the local Australian Consulate General in Honolulu. It promises to be of particular interest to our youth of Hawaiian and Pacific Islands background.
November 14-15; details TBA: Performances by the Ariu Poenipan group from the Torres Strait Islands
Imin Center-Jefferson Hall
November 9 – 11: Workshop on Near-Roadway and On-Road Exposures to Air Pollution: Risk Communication and Decision Making
EWC contact: June Kuramoto, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 12-15: Asian Perspectives on Democracy and Global Justice
St. Mary’s University of Maryland, St. Mary’s, MD
This 3-day program will address the complex interplay of tradition and transformation in East and Southeast Asia, with a focus on to the reach and reconception of the politics and culture of democracy in these dynamic regions. The workshop will include lectures and discussions of the possibilities and global relevance of distinctively Asian pluralisms, with special attention to contemporary uses of traditional religious and secular resources.
EWC contact: Sandy Osaki, email: email@example.com
Contact: Brad Park, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING AHEAD . . . 2010
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010: East-West Center 50th Anniversary Dinner
Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom
March 14 – 17: Urban Asia – Challenges of Transition and Governance
EWC contact: Meril Fujiki, email: email@example.com
April 26 - 28: International Media Conference
The East-West Center will host its second international Media Conference in Hong Kong. This event will cover important news and media issues in Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the United States. Scheduled for March 2010, the dates and venue will soon be announced. This professional networking conference will be open to all media professionals. The event will include keynote speakers and media panels, as well as pre- and post-conference trips to Southern China and Macau.
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2 – 5: EWC/EWCA International Conference
"Leadership and Community Building in the Asia Pacific"
In 2010, the East-West Center will mark 50 years of working to promote understanding and cooperation in the Asia Pacific region, including the United States. This golden anniversary year is an opportunity both to celebrate the accomplishments of the Center’s first 50 years and to look forward to addressing the needs and challenges of the Asia Pacific community today and in the years to come. Hosted by the East-West Center and the East-West Center Association.
EWC contact: Gordon Ring, email: email@example.com
Contact information and dates are subject to change.
The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.