Coming up in November/December 2007/January 2008

November/December 2007

November 5 – 6:    5th National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Workshop   
November 7 - 9:    East West Sports Summit

November 13 – 14: International Conference on Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes

December 12 - 13: Workshop on Chinese Culture, Center for Disease Control

January 2008

January 2– 13: The Monsoon System:  Prediction of Change and Variability

January 14 – 15: 19th Meeting of the Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis
January 15 – 30: Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships

January 20 – 23: Professional Media Conference: Changing Dynamics in the Asia Pacific: Power Politics, Economic Might, and Media Challenges"

EWC in Washington
USAPC -- Congressional Study Group on Asian Security                        
In the Arts . . .                                    
9/30/07 – 01/24/08    Exhibition: Living Angkor                       

5th National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Workshop    
November 5 – 6, 2007
Seoul, Korea
EWC contact: Eugene Alexander, (808) 944-7332

East West Sports Summit: Growth and Globalization of Sports in the Asia Pacific Region
November 7 – 9, 2007
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall

The upcoming inaugural East West Sports Summit (EWSS) hosted by the East-West Center and Sports Marketing Japan will feature Bin Yuan, director of marketing for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  With less than a year before the start of the Games, her keynote address will provide a timely update on China’s progress with the Olympic preparations and marketing events.

The East West Sports Summit is an international conference focusing on sports and the sports industry in the Asia Pacific region and the United States.  It is designed for business, government, academic, federation and media leaders who wish to acquire expertise to thrive in Asia Pacific sports markets and network with international participants.  Speakers include Marcus Kam, Senior Manager Sports Marketing, Adidas China; James Small, Managing Director, Major League Baseball Japan; and Chris Renner, President, Helios Partners, China.

Registration Fee:  $500
(Fee includes the opening reception, coffee breaks, two luncheons, farewell dinner, special reports and all conference sessions.)

For the latest information or to register online visit


EWC contact: Gary Yoshida (808) 944-7196

I nternational Conference on Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes
November 13 – 14, 2007
Pacific Room, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall

Focus of the conference will be to present the state of the art in sustainability science research for watershed management; examine specific case studies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific; and advance the development of a transdisciplinary method of organizing research to inform general and specific instruments of public policy, especially regarding watershed management.  This conference is co-sponsored by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of Hawaii, and the East-West Center. 
EWC contact: June Kuramoto, (808) 944-7267

Workshop on Chinese Culture, Center for Disease Control (CDC)
December 12 - 13, 2007   
Atlanta, Georgia

This workshop will introduce CDC staff to China's cultural traditions, its history of global engagement, and key contemporary trends in politics, economics and health.
EWC contact: Elizabeth Buck, (808) 944-7315

The Monsoon System:  Prediction of Change and Variability
January 2-13, 2008
East-West Center
The purpose of this workshop is designed to impart knowledge of advances in monsoon science and modeling methodologies to young and early career scientists and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific Network (APN) region.
Coordinators: Nancy Lewis and Roland Fuchs
EWC contact: Carolyn Eguchi, (808) 944-7510

19th Meeting of the Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis
January 14 – 15, 2008

The Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis (EGEDA) is responsible for providing policy-relevant energy information to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bodies and the wider community, through collecting energy data of the APEC region, managing the operation of the APEC Energy Data Base through the Coordinating Agency, collecting policy relevant information from member economies, and examining and advising on the research activities of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC).  The Group is housed at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.  The overall objectives of the EGEDA is to contribute toward improving the quality of energy policies and decision-making in APEC member economies and to increase the efficiency of the regional energy market by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of energy data and projections and by analyzing regional energy trends.  The EGEDA meeting will discuss APEC energy statistics and data collection, joint oil data initiative (JODI), natural gas data collection, energy efficiency indicators, and APERC's research activities.
EWC contact: Jane Smith-Martin, (808) 944-7526

Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships
January 15 – 30, 2008

The Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships program strengthens mutual understanding between Asia and the United States through study, dialogue and field study in the Asia Pacific for American journalists. Six to eight U.S. journalists will travel to Taiwan and Singapore as well as attend the East-West Center’s media conference in Bangkok. The program is co-sponsored by the Association of Taiwan Journalists, the East-West Center, and the Singapore International Foundation.  The Fellows will meet with government, business, civic, cultural
and religious leaders; educators and students; NGOs; and other community members to gain a better understanding of these important economies and societies.
EWC contact: Marilyn Li, (808) 944-7258, email:

Professional Media Conference: "Changing Dynamics in the Asia Pacific: Power Politics, Economic Might, and Media Challenges "
January 20 - 23, 2008
Bangkok, Thailand
Blogging in China, 2008 Olympics coverage, inside views on Burma, and outlooks on North Korea's latest moves will be just a few of the highlights of this conference. In three compact days attendees will get the most current and reliable information on the big stories in the Asia Pacific, as well as the lesser known but important emerging issues, from expert speakers and panels of journalists on the front lines in Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States. Attendees will also get the latest on Asia's dynamic media as well as challenges facing journalists in the region. A three-day trip to the Thai-Burma border is available before the conference to see firsthand the complex stories of Burmese refugees and immigrants. See for registration and details.  

EWC contact: Susan Kreifels, (808) 944-7176

East-West Center in Washington (EWCW):

Congressional Study Group on Asian Security
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
12:30pm - 2:00pm Cannon House Building Room 121
Speakers: Raymond Burghardt, Director, Seminars, East-West Center
Second Speaker TBD
Title and Summary: TBD

For more information: Liz A. Dorn,

In the Arts . . .

Exhibition: “Living Angkor”
September 30, 2007 - January 24, 2008
East-West Center Gallery
Curated by Michael Schuster

Spectacular Angkor Wat in North Central Cambodia is one of the great monuments of the world. This exhibition will focus on the living aspects and continuity of culture found in Angkor and its environs today. For many Cambodians the monuments of Angkor are the continuous link to ancient Khmer culture despite the horrible devastation during the “killing fields” period, 1975-79.

The exhibition will feature several 13th and 14th century sculptures and will also depict how these are sometimes transformed into modern Buddhist worship.  Motifs found in traditional textiles, puppets, and masks that are found within the 13th century friezes will be displayed.  Images by National Geographic photographer Paul Chesley will depict both the monuments and the contemporary Cambodian people.

Special Events:
Unless otherwise specified, all in the EWC Gallery, admission free

Sunday, November 4, 2007, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
“Cambodian Music”
Anthony Rina Deth and friends.

Friday, November 9, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cambodian Roundtable Symposium
John A. Burns Hall 4005, EWC
UH and EWC researchers will discuss academic projects in Cambodian studies.

Sunday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Conference: "New Initiatives in Southeast Asia and Cambodia"
UH Korean Studies Center, 1881 East-West Road
Academic papers by UH and other experts on Cambodia and cultural conservation of interest to the general public.

Sunday, November 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Public Lectures: "Living Cambodia"
Brief presentations on conservation efforts in Cambodia with emphasis on the "living culture" of the country.

The three preceding events are a collaboration of the UH Historic Preservation Program and the EWC.  For further information: Teri Skillman, 956-5531 or

Sunday, January 13, 2008, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Dance performance-demonstration
Featuring Thavro Phim, noted Cambodian performer and EWC alumnus.

EWC contact: Michael Schuster, Curator, EWC Gallery (808) 944-7543
email: schustem@EastWestCenter.or

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday noon-4 p.m. Closed Saturdays and holidays. Admission is free. Visitor parking on the adjacent UH campus is $3 and is usually easily available on the upper campus after 4 p.m. weekdays; Sunday parking is normally free and ample. These East-West Center Arts Programs are made possible by generous support from the Hawai`i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai`i Charities, the Cooke Foundation, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, and generous contributors to the EWC Foundation, including members of the EWC Arts `Ohana.


Feb. 17 – March 1:International Forum for Education (IFE) Leadership Institute
EWC contact:

Feb. 28 - March 1: Culture Matters: Asian Traditions in Contemporary Contexts
Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Valley State University.
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

February 29, 2008: An International Affair
The East-West Center’s Annual Dinner
Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom
Mark your calendar for An International Affair, the East West Center's annual dinner, on Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The event will honor His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will represent His Majesty and receive the Asia Pacific Community Building Award in recognition of his dedicated work on behalf of the welfare of the people of Thailand.

DINNER CHAIRS:  Jean Ariyoshi and Don K. Kim

TIME:   5:00 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction; 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

COST:   Sponsored tables of ten are from $2,500 to $25,000; Individual seats are $200
WHY:  Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction provide support for the EWC's outstanding international students and distinctive leadership programs.

EWC contact: Gary Yoshida, EWC Development Officer

March 2008: Japan Journalists Program
3 cities in the U.S. mainland
EWC contact:  Susan Kreifels, email:

March 1: Formal Dedication of the Royal Thai Sala
Open to the public
EWC contact: Karen Knudsen, email:

March 6 – 9: ASDP National Conference
Chicago, Illinois
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

March 13 - 15: ASDP Outreach Workshop
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

April 1 – 17: 2008 Korea/U.S. Journalists Exchange Program
Korea (U.S. Journalists) and U.S. mainland (Korean Journalists) - April 2-12, 2008
East-West Center (entire group) - April 13-16, 2008
EWC contact: Carolyn Eguchi, (808) 944-7510

April 3 - 5: China in Context: Global Pasts, Presents, and Futures
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

April 8 – 10: Working on Communicating About ENSO: Toward Developing a
Common Understanding
EWC contact: Cherylene Hidano,

April 10 - 12: Himalayan Cultures and Societies
University of Texas, El Paso.
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

May 3 – 25: Spring Jefferson Fellowships
EWC contact: Ann Hartman, email:

May 4 – 10: International Forum for Education (IFE) Senior Seminar
EWC contact: Cherylene Hidano, email:

May 9 – June 3: China Protected Areas Program
U.S. mainland/EWC
EWC contact: June Kuramoto,

May 9 – June 3: China Protected Areas Program
U.S. mainland/EWC
EWC contact: Meril Fujiki, email:

May 11 - 24: Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
EWC contact: Penny Higa, email:

May 19 – 31: Asia Infusing Institute
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

May 26 – June 14: China-U.S. Faculty Exchange
EWC contact: Peter Hershock, email:

June 3 – July 3: 39th Summer Seminar on Population
East-West Center
EWC contact: Eugene Alexander, email:

June 2008: Senior Journalists’ Seminar
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels, email:

July 2008: Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Program
EWC contact:

July 2008: Northeast Asia Journalists Dialogue
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels,

July/August: Summer International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Institute
Kenneth Wang School of Law, Soochow University, Suzhou, China                    
EWC contact: Michelle Staggs, email:

August 3 – 6: Senior Policy Seminar
EWC contact: Raymond Burghardt
Please send inquiries to Carol Holverson,

September 9 – 25: Hong Kong Journalism Fellowships
EWC contact: Marilyn Li, email:  

Sept. 20 – Oct. 5: New Generation Seminar
EWC contact: Ann Hartman, email:

Oct. 18 – Nov. 9: Fall 2008 Jefferson Fellowships
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels, email:

November 4 - 18: Health Journalism Fellowships
Hong Kong and two-three other Asian cities
EWC contact: Susan Kreifels

November 13 – 15: EWC/EWCA International Conference
Bali, Indonesia
EWC contact: Gordon Ring,

Contact information and dates are subject to change.

The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States.  The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.  Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.