Honolulu, Hawaii USA
February 15 - 17, 2007


Continuity and Change in the Asia-Pacific:
People, Places, System


Inaugural February 15th 2007


Conference Theme - Change and continuity have both been characteristics of the Asia Pacific region as its diverse and energetic communities engage with development. Issues of economic, political, demographic, environmental, cultural, and social transition pose challenges for its institutions at the regional, national as well as the local level. Responses in this dynamic region sometimes reflect the willingness of a society to embrace modernity and other times to demonstrate a preference to conserve tradition. These collective responses carve out new meanings and definitions of the development endeavor and shape the future of individual societies and the region as a whole.


Papers and posters were selected from about 270 abstracts received, which reflect the East-West Center's multidisciplinary research areas:


  • Politics
  • Governance
  • Security
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Disaster Management
  • Population
  • Health
  • History
  • Education
  • Language
  • Culture
  • Planning
  • Conference Program


The conference opened on February 15, 2007 with a welcoming address and keynote speech in the afternoon, following re-registration and room and equipment check for presenters at 1 pm.


The welcoming address was given by Dr. Terance Bigalke , Director Education Program, East-West Center. The keynote speech for the conference titled "Change and Community Building in Asia and the Pacific"  was delivered by Dr. Charles E. Morrison , President East-West Center.


Oral and poster presentations took place on February 16 and 17, 2007. Download the tentative schedule for presentations and the abstract booklet from the links.


Conference Venue and Accommodation - The conference was held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, at 1777 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96848, which is adjoining the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus and the EWC residence halls. Refer to Conference Center website for more information.


A limited number of rooms at the East-West Center Halls of Residence will be reserved for registered conference participants. Special rates would be made available for conference participants but will be applicable only between February 14th and 18th 2007. Rates for single room and double room are $16 and $23 respectively. The rate for studio accommodation is $35 and for studio with kitchen is $48. Shared kitchen facilities and coin-operated laundry machines are also available separately in each residence hall. All rooms have telephone service and Internet network. The single and double rooms are dormitory style with shared bathroom/toilet facilities while the studio has its own bathroom/toilet facility.


Please refer to EWC Housing website for details of housing and reservation procedure.


Participants are requested to get in touch with EWC Housing authorities directly for their accommodation reservation as well as questions thereto by email at [email protected]


Post-conference Publications - Presenters also have the opportunity to submit their conference papers to be considered for publication in the in the East-West Center's working paper series. Our editorial board will review all papers, and selected papers will be published after the conference.