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Coming Up in August, September and October 2011

 

 

August 2 – 7 -- Channeling the Story: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Modern Media

August 6 – 27 -- 2011 Senior Journalists Seminar

August 8 –  9 -- EWC/Korea Transport Institute/Korea Maritime Institute Conference

August 18 – 19 -- 2011 EWC/KDI Conference on Social Welfare Issues

August 27 – 28 -- Performance: Lion Dance of Old Tokyo

September 2 – 3 -- ASDP’s APEC Symposium in South Carolina

September 7 – 25 -- Cultural Industry Management Training Program
 
September 13 – 29 -- 2nd China-United States Journalists Exchange

September 15 – 17 -- ASDP Faculty Outreach Workshop on Japan

September 17 -  18 -- Performance: Zubir Abdullah of Singapore

September 19 – 20 -- EWC/United Nations Population Fund (New York)

September 20 – 25 -- Newseum/Media Study Tour

September 24 -- ASDP’s APEC Symposium in California

Sept. 25 – Jan 8 -- Exhibition: Through Her Eyes: S. Ann Dunham’s Field Work in Indonesia

September 26 – 28 -- CHANGING CITIES: Linking Global Knowledge to Local Action

September 27-28 -- ASDP’s APEC Symposium in Ohio

September 29 -- 20th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

September 29 – 30 -- ASDP’s APEC Symposium in Oregon

October 2 – 16 -- New Generation Seminar

October 7 – 8 -- ASDP’s UISFL Core Course Workshop on Chinese Language & Culture
(El Paso, Texas)

October 10 - 11 -- ASDP’s UISFL Core Course Workshop on Chinese Language & Culture (Kansas City, Kansas)

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Channeling the Story: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Modern Media
August 2-7, 2011


Participants will be holding a public forum to share their “My Media” projects with diverse Cambodians, including journalism students, US Embassy staff and university peers met earlier in the program.  Upon return to the East-West Center for their final debriefing, participants will revisit topics and content explored during the in-country phase with emphasis placed on translating what they learned from the program and their direct experiences in Cambodia and applying them in media-related educational outreach and community service projects.

EWC Contact:  Bryan Smith, 808.944.7378
Email: SmithB@EastWestCenter.org


2011 Senior Journalists Seminar
August 6 - 27, 2011

 
Theme: Bridging Gaps between the United States and the Muslim World

Funded by:  EWC, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and Doris Duke Foundation for the Islamic Arts
 
The Senior Journalists Seminar is an annual 21-day professional dialogue, study and travel program for journalists from the U.S. and Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, and others. Participants engage their peers, experts and the public on issues relevant to U.S.-Muslim relations including religious diversity in Asia and the United States; the cultural, political and economic force religion plays in societies; and the role of media in educating and informing the public.

Study Tour for Asian Journalists:  Honolulu, Washington, DC; New York City, New York; and Colorado Springs/Denver, Colorado, Honolulu

Study Tour for American Journalists:  Honolulu, Manila, Philippines; and Mindanao, Philippines; Dhaka, Bangladesh, Honolulu

EWC contact: Liz A. Dorn, 808.944.7368
Email: DornE@eastwestcenter.org


EWC/Korea Transport Institute/Korea Maritime Institute Conference
August 8-9, 2011 (EWC, Honolulu)


Theme: Opening Northern Sea Route and Dynamic Changes in the North Pacific Logistics and Resource Security

This conference will focus on the following four themes: (i) impact of climate change on Arctic ice melting, environmental fragility, Arctic marine shipping, and untapped natural resources, (ii) North Pacific economic benefits of opening NSR and transformation of the regional port system, (iii) strategic importance of Russian Arctic oil & gas to the North Pacific energy security, (iv) promoting the North Pacific cooperation on the governance of Arctic maritime shipping and energy resource development.

EWC Contact:
Eugene Alexander, 808.944.7332
Email: AlexandeE@EastWestCenter.org


2011 EWC/Korea Development Institute (KDI) Conference on Social Welfare Issues
August 18-19, 2011 (EWC, Honolulu)

 
This conference will review recent developments in social policies in the European Union, Korea, and the United States; examine the use of program evaluation in social policies; and draw lessons for policymakers. Issues of concern include rapid population aging, broader pension coverage, and the efficiency and effectiveness of social programs.  Participation is by invitation to contributors to a forthcoming book on social policies.  

EWC Contact:  Penny Higa, 808.944.7131
Email:  HigaP@EastWestCenter.org


Performance: Lion Dance of Old Tokyo
Featuring Kyosuke Suzuki, in collaboration with Taiko Center of the Pacific
August 27 - 28, 2011
Imin Center-Jefferson Hall


The EWC Arts Program and the Taiko Center present Kyosuke Suzuki, master of Edo kotobuki jishi (Lion dance of Tokyo) along with Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble and other guest performers. Suzuki is considered one of the finest and most influential lion dancers. Suzuki will perform both traditional and contemporary compositions. These public concerts are augmented by numerous workshops in schools and the community.

EWC contact: Eric Chang, 808. 944.7584
Email: ChangE@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP’s APEC Symposium in South Carolina
September 2 – 3, 2011 (Charleston, South Carolina)


Theme: The Atlantic Coast, Pacific Rim and Asian Trade Connections: A Symposium on Asia-Atlantic Coast Trade and Business in Anticipation of the 2011 APEC Summit in Honolulu.

Funded by:  The East-West Center

This symposium will bring together ASDP alumni, interested scholars, and educators, and members of the general public to address issues related to the APEC process, and more specifically, the cultural and social impacts of trade with Asia. This symposium will be co-hosted by Trident Technical College of Charleston, South Carolina, and the East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program.

EWC contact:  Betty Buck, 808.944.7315
Email:  BuckE@EastWestCenter.org


Cultural Industry Management Training Program
September 7-25, 2011

 
Funded by: All China Journalists Association
 
Twenty-one senior managers of China's cultural industry including print, broadcast and online media; performing arts; publishing houses; museums; and the film industry will travel to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City. They will meet with their American counterparts to learn about management of the US cultural industry. During their time in New York, the Chinese participants will attend a weeklong program at Columbia University.
 
EWC contact: Liz Dorn, 808.944.7368
Email: DornE@EastWestCenter.org


2nd China-United States Journalists Exchange
September 13 – 29, 2011


Theme: China’s 12th Five-Year Plan – What Does It Mean to Americans

Funded by: The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center

U.S. journalists will explore issues on China’s national economic and social development during 2011-2015 and look at how China will “reform” and rely less on an export-oriented growth model and more on domestic consumption; bridge the urban-rural divide; and focus more on sustainable development. The Chinese journalists will look at issues important to US-China relations including the economy, politics, security, technology and environment during their study tour in the United States. The program aims to bridge gaps in communication and understandings between the US and China.

China Destinations: Ningbo, Beijing and Hong Kong

US Destinations: San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC

EWC contact: Marilyn Li, 808.944.7258
Email: LiM@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP Faculty Outreach Workshop on Japan
September 15-17, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois)


Theme:  Imagining Japan: Literatures, Arts, and Religions

Funded by:  The Japan Foundation

This is a three-day workshop for scholars and educators to address issues related to Japanese culture and society.  It will feature lectures and discussions by invited Japanese specialists, as well as sessions devoted to addressing pedagogical and capacity building issues associated with developing Japanese Studies programs in US colleges and universities.

This workshop will be co-hosted by the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, the College of DuPage, and the East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program.

EWC contact:  Peter Hershock, 808.944.7757
Email:  HershocP@EastWestCenter.org


Performance: Zubir Abdullah of Singapore
September 17-18, 2011
Imin Center-Jefferson Hall


Zubir is Singapore’s most versatile and multi-talented singer-songwriter.  Besides his fame as singer of folk, traditional, and popular song, he is a faculty member of both the National Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University, and is considered a cultural ambassador of Singapore. Although he has performed in more than 20 foreign countries, this will be his first performance in the United States. This project is supported in part by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

In these EWC concerts, he will perform the joget and zapin song styles of Singapore and Malaysia, and will accompany himself on the gambus (an instrument closely related to the traditional Arabic instrument, oud). His accompanying ensemble will include Asian percussionists flute, strings, and a keyboard artist, typical of the fusion culture of Singapore.

EWC Contact: William Feltz, 808.944.7612
Email: FeltzB@EastWestCenter.org


EWC/United Nations Population Fund
September 19-20, 2011 (New York)

Theme: Technical Policy Seminar on the Economics of Aging

The economic impact of population aging has taken on increased salience in recent years for many countries. In part, this is an inevitable outcome of the global progression of the demographic transition. In roughly half the countries in the world, the population 60 and older is increasing more rapidly than the population of the prime working ages (25-59). The goals of this seminar are to address: the role of the public sector in an aging and uncertain world; implications for social, economic, and population policy; gaps in data and knowledge. The seminar will be attended by approximately 20 experts from UN agencies, academia, and NGOs.   

EWC Contact:  
Eugene Alexander (808.944.7332)
Email:  AlexandeE@EastWestCenter.org


Newseum/Media Study Tour
September 20-25, 2011

 
Funded by: All China Journalists Association
 
Twelve Chinese officials in the media industry will travel to Washington, DC to visit the Newseum and meet with senior journalists in the area. China plans to build its own news museum.
 
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels, 808.944.7176
Email: KreifelS@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP’s APEC Symposium in California
September 24, 2011 (Redlands, California)


Theme: Asia-Pacific Trade, Cultural Flows, and Social Dynamics: A Symposium Anticipating the 2011 APEC Summit in Honolulu.

Funded by:  The East-West Center

This symposium will bring together ASDP alumni, interested scholars, and educators, and members of the general public to address issues related to the APEC process, and trade and cultural exchanges throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

This symposium will be co-hosted by the University of Redlands and the East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program.
 
EWC contact:  Betty Buck, 808.944.7315
Email:  BuckE@EastWestCenter.org


Through Her Eyes: S. Ann Dunham’s Field Work in Indonesia
September 25, 2011-January 8, 2012
EWC Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii


Curator: Michael Schuster
Consultants: Maya Soetoro-Ng, Bronwen Solyom
Exhibition design: Lynne Najita

S. Ann Dunham (1942-1995), President Barack Obama’s mother, is recognized for her outstanding work in anthropology which focused on the small craft industries in village Indonesia. Much of her research was carried out while she was an EWC student fellow in the 1970s. Her devotion to social and economic development was evidenced by her pioneering work in the field of microfinance and gender equity. Her anthropological research helped shape policies set by the institutions she worked with in Asia, including the Ford Foundation, USAID, the Asian Development Bank, and BRI, the oldest bank in Indonesia.

This exhibition includes photographs taken during her years of field research in Indonesia as well as personal artifacts which include examples of metal smithing, jewelry, leather work, textiles, ceramics, and basketry made in the villages of Indonesia. Dunham’s personal art and artifact collection has been augmented by a few recent purchases, in order to give wider context to her work in Indonesia.

Special Events
All in the Gallery; admission free

Sunday, October 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Opening reception, with welcome by Ann Dunham’s daughter Maya Soetoro-Ng.

Sunday October 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Illustrated talk: “Ann Dunham’s Field Notes”
UH librarian and archivist Bronwen Solyom, will speak about Dunham’s research notes and their mutual friendship.

Sunday October 30 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Informal lecture: “Cultivating Global Vision.” Maya Soetoro-Ng will recount memories of traveling with her mother to Indonesian villages.

Sunday November 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Illustrated talk: “S. Ann Dunham: an American Soul Forged in Indonesia,” by UHM faculty members Dr. Nancy Cooper and Dr. Alice Dewey. Emerita professor Alice Dewey was advisor, mentor, and friend to Dunham. Cooper is an anthropologist specializing in Indonesia and a close friend to Dunham.

Sunday, November 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Lecture: “Understanding Microfinance,” by Prof. Dharm Bhawuk, UHM Shidler Business School and EWC alumnus.

Sunday, December 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Film: “Small Fortunes.” Produced by award-winning filmmakers Sterling Van Wagenen and Matt Whitaker, “Small Fortunes” explores the issues of poverty and microcredit as it features interviews with numerous recipients of small loans in locales ranging from India to the Philippines to New York City.

Sunday, January 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Final day of exhibition; video of “Legacy of Ann Dunham,” a panel discussion held at the 2010 EWC International Alumni Conference, Honolulu.

Acknowledgements: Daniel Bernadoni, DBBC, Leilani Ng, Colorprints, Inc., Bronwen and Garrett Solyom, Alice Dewey, Nancy Cooper, Jamie Scott, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Anna Reynolds, and Mas Wanto.

EWC arts programs are made possible by the Hawai`i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai`i Charities, the Jackie Chan USA Foundation, and generous contributors to the EWC Foundation, including members of the Arts `Ohana.

For further information: 808.944.7584
http://arts.EastWestCenter.org


East-West Center Gallery
Honolulu, Hawai`i
John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road
(corner of Dole St. & East-West Rd.)
Gallery hours: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sundays: Noon-4:00 p.m.; Close Saturdays and holidays


CHANGING CITIES: Linking Global Knowledge to Local Action
September 26 - 28, 2011
Imin International Conference Center

 
Funded by: East-West Center, Penn IUR, Rockefeller Foundation
 
The small, invitation-only roundtable dialogue will bring together mayors, policymakers, civil society and business leaders, urban planning practitioners and experts, and scholars from across the U.S., Asia and elsewhere to share diverse views and experiences on ways to accelerate the movement of critical knowledge and increase opportunities for cities and their stakeholders-- through improved governance mechanisms-- to use this knowledge effectively. Seminar participants will address the challenges of identifying and overcoming the barriers that often slow or block efforts to share promising and even proven solutions to sustainable urban development.

EWC Contact:
Meril Dobrin Fujiki, 808.944.7352
Email: FujikiM@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP’s APEC Symposium in Ohio
September 27-28, 2011 (Youngstown, Ohio)


Theme: APEC and Youngstown: A Conversion on the Global Economy and Its Impact on Main Street USA

Funded by:  The East-West Center

This symposium will bring together ASDP alumni, interested scholars, and educators, and members of the general public to address issues related to the APEC process and the cultural and social impacts of trade with Asia, especially in Ohio and the American Mid-West.

EWC contact:  Betty Buck, 808.944.7315
Email:  BuckE@EastWestCenter.org

20th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
East-West Center in Washington
Theme: “State of the Region”
September 29, 2011


Expected to draw Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) will draw more than 200 people comprising delegations from the organization's 22 Member Committees for a conference in Washington, DC to examine the outlook for the economies of the Asia-Pacific region, the future of regional economic cooperation, and other salient topics. The US Asia Pacific Council, which provides the secretariat for the U.S. Member Committee of PECC, is the conference organizer.

EWC Contact: Mark Borthwick, 202.327.9760
Email:  BorthwiM@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP’s APEC Symposium in Oregon
September 29-30, 2011 (Portland, Oregon)


Theme: Shifting Trade Winds – APEC, Globalization, and the Pacific Northwest

Funded by:  The East-West Center

This symposium will bring together ASDP alumni, interested scholars, and educators, and members of the general public to address issues related to the APEC process and the cultural and social impacts of trade between Asia and the Northwest U.S.

This symposium will be co-hosted by Portland Community College and the East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program.  

EWC contact:  Betty Buck, 808.944.7315
Email:  BuckE@EastWestCenter.org


New Generation Seminar
October 2-16, 2011

Theme: The Future of Jobs: Innovation and Industrial Policy for Economic Growth

Funded by: Freeman Foundation and East-West Center

Each year the New Generation Seminar brings together members of the younger generation of leaders (aged 25-40) from Asia Pacific and the United States for an intensive two week program of dialogue, education and travel. The first week is spent at the East-West Center focusing on broad Asia Pacific regional issues in areas such as international relations, security, energy, environment, population and health. The second week involves group travel focusing on the program theme. Senior Fellow Dr. Dieter Ernst will contribute his expertise to the program and will travel with the group.

Honolulu; Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts; Washington, DC

EWC Contact: Ann Hartman, 808.944.7619
Email: HartmanA@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP’s UISFL Core Course Workshop on Chinese Language & Culture
October 7- 8, 2011 (El Paso, Texas)

Theme:  Chinese Culture and Humanities: A Faculty Development Institute for Building Chinese Studies

Funded by:  U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Languages (UISFL) Grant

This workshop will enable the twelve team members to expand and refine their understanding of the content they gained from attending the summer Residential Workshop and to start developing the first of three core courses in Chinese cultural studies.  

Dr. Thomas Schmid, Director of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Dr. Peter Hershock, ASDP Co-Director, will be the co-directors for this workshop.  

EWC Contact:  Peter Hershock, 808.944.7757
Email:  HershocP@EastWestCenter.org


ASDP’s UISFL Core Course Workshop on Chinese Language & Culture
October 10 - 11, 2011 (Kansas City, Kansas)


Theme:  Chinese Culture and Humanities: A Faculty Development Institute for Building Chinese Studies

Funded by:  U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Languages (UISFL) Grant

This workshop will enable the twelve team members to expand and refine their understanding of the content they gained from attending the summer Residential Workshop and to start developing the first of three core courses in Chinese cultural studies.  

Dr. Sheilah Philip, Academic Coordinator for Theatre at Johnson County Community College, and Dr. Peter Hershock, ASDP Co-Director, will be the co-directors for this workshop.

EWC contact:  Peter Hershock, 808.944.7757
Email: HershocP@EastWestCenter.org


Contact information and dates are subject to change.

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