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East-West Center held an outreach reception at 2861 2014 NGS ParticipantsArchitects Hawaii, Ltd. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to give leading architects, engineers, and developers in Hawai‘i the opportunity to meet 15 rising young leaders from the United States and the Asia Pacific region participating in the New Generation Seminar program at the East-West Center.  The New Generation Seminar is a two-week intensive education, dialogue and travel program that was established 24 years ago.  The program is developed around a thematic focus and provides participants with an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of Asia Pacific-US developments, discuss issues of common critical concern and build a regional network to become leaders with a more international perspective.  Click here for photos of the event.

The Foundation would like to send a big mahalo to Architects Hawaii for opening up their office and welcoming the community and the New Generation Seminar participants.  The Foundation would also like to thank David Miller, Ann Bouslog, Sherry Broder, Mangmang Brown, Charles Salmon, Dewi Fukuoka, Drew Henmi, Nancy Lewis, Ann Hartman, Alex Hara, Penny Higa, Karen Knudsen, Laura Moriyama, Charles Morrison, and Gordon Biersch for making this reception a success.


East-West Center Foundation Board of Directors 2860 2014 NGS participants and donors to the NGS programmember, Dr. Richard Kennedy, hosted a reception for donors who contributed to the New Generation Seminar program this year to meet the 15 NGS participants at his residence on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  It was a lovely evening with delicious food, an amazing view, and intellectual conversation.  Click here for photos of the event.

A big mahalo to Dr. Richard Kennedy and Mr. Steven Prieto for hosting the event and to Steven for cooking all the delicious food.




Aston Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the East-West Center to support the Center’s Arts Program.  Throughout 2014, EWC visiting artists, scholars and performers will enjoy accommodations at one of the Aston hotels on O‘ahu. 

“The East-West Center is extremely grateful to Aston for its generous support in helping to bring cultural artists and performers to Hawai‘i from throughout the Asia Pacific region,” said EWC President Charles E. Morrison. “We know our visiting artists will be able to enjoy a wonderful Hawai‘i experience at their Aston accommodations.”



Hawaiian Airlines
is the sponsor of the Arts Program’s Living Lacquer Traditions exhibition in the EWC Gallery from May 25 to September 7, 2014 and performances by TaikOz, Australia’s premier taiko group.  TaikOz performed to a sold-out audience at Orvis Auditorium on July 6th and two free outreach demonstrations attended by over 600 young people from summer school and summer fun programs on the following day. 



H.I.S. Hawaii
is the designated travel agency for Hawai‘i residents traveling to the 2014 East-West Center/East-West Center Association International Conference in Okinawa, Japan from September 17 to 19, 2014.  The conference theme is “Developing a Peaceful and Sustainable Asia Pacific Community.”





Hawaiian Host is a corporate sponsor of the EWC/EWCA International Conference in Okinawa and will provide chocolate covered macadamia nut candies for participants and special guests.



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