The Exchange ― (De/Re) Bordering: the Business World


This is a listing of older East-West Center events (newer listed first).  See Events to get the list of current or upcoming events.

When: Apr 1 2019 - 6:30pm until Apr 1 2019 - 8:30pm
Where: Imin International Conference Center Keoni Auditorium

A student-led initiative supported by the East-West Center Education Program and a generous gift from Richard H. Cox






Patrick Sullivan​

Using Intellectual Anarchy™ to Defeat Geography: Delivering Solutions Across the Planet

Dr. Patrick Sullivan founded Oceanit in 1985, a self-funded ‘Mind to Market’ company that produces technology from home-grown research, development, and engineering. Oceanit’s scientists and engineers create innovative solutions in the fields of aerospace, energy, engineering, information technology, and life sciences. Dr. Sullivan was named Hawaii Business magazine’s “2016 CEO of the Year” and Pacific Business News’s “2019 Titan of Technology Leader”.  He brings over 38 years of entrepreneurial, start-up, and scientific experience to Oceanit’s ‘Mind to Market’ business model, integrating Design Thinking for human-centered innovation with ‘Intellectual Anarchy™’: the art of disruptive innovation. Dr. Sullivan has extensive experience on boards and commissions, including former board seats with the Ocean Research Advisory Panel (appointed by the Secretary of the Navy), Parker Ranch and the High Technology Development Corporation. He also served as the honorary consul to the Republic of Indonesia in Hawaii from 2001-2013. Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Hawaii and his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Hawai`i Youth Opera Chorus (HYOC)

The Hawai`i Youth Opera Chorus (HYOC), formerly the Honolulu Children's Opera Chorus is the longest running and most advanced community youth chorus in Hawai'i. Since 1961, HYOC has provided singers for all Hawai‘i Opera Theater productions requiring the participation of children. The high caliber singing, performing and music skills our students attain have resulted in HYOC being invited to perform throughout the state. They have toured and performed extensively nationally and internationally serving as ambassadors of Hawaii, the Pacific and Hawaiian Music. HYOC was initially created to train children for opera performances. Over the years, however, HYOC as a separate autonomous arts organization grew in stature and reputation as one of the leading youth choirs, and music education and arts organizations in our state. Today, there are 100 girls and boys ranging in age from grades K -12 who participate in the weekly core program, in 9 ensembles. Additionally HYOC directly serves 1200 students each year through its various school outreach programs and festivals. With leadership drawing from Hawaiian cultural values, core values of the choir include Po‘okela, Lokahi, Ha`aha`a, Aloha, Himeni Nahenahe. It is the mission of HYOC to build a firm foundation of excellence in choral performance; establish a life-long appreciation of performing arts in Hawai‘i's youth; and provide leadership in music education in Hawaii.

The Exchange is an event series connecting its audiences with issues, ideas, and leaders across the US, Asia, and Indo-Pacific region. Each weekly event features distinguished speakers, artistic performances, dynamic activities, and great food.

This BETA version of The Exchange in spring 2019 is preparation for the official launch in fall 2019.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by presenters and participants at the EXCHANGE do not necessarily reflect those of the East-West Center.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Kuhio Vogeler
Phone: (808)944-7458