Spring 2008 Jefferson Fellowships


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Beyond the Boomtowns: Development Challenges in ‘The Other China’

When: May 3 2008 (All day) until May 25 2008 (All day)
Where: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.; Beijing, Chongqing, and Chengdu, China

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. The long-range goal is to help news organizations build staff expertise about regional concerns and trends, so that their readers, viewers and listeners may be better informed.

The Fellowships provide the participating journalists with a wide range of perspectives through dialogue with professional colleagues, participation in seminars and meetings with business and government decision-makers, scholars and students, social activists, cultural analysts and others. These contacts, and a network of close to 500 former Jefferson Fellows, provide participants with resources on whom to call when they plan, assign, edit and produce news coverage involving or affecting the region.

The first week of the program consists of dialogue among the Fellows, including a short seminar led by each Fellow; lecture discussions with East-West Center researchers and other experts; and field visits. This will be followed by a study tour to cities in Asia and/or the United States.

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Primary Contact Info:
Name: Ms. Ann Hartman
Phone: 808-944-7619