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Asia Pacific Scholars, Officials and Business Leaders to Gather at EWC 50th Anniversary Conference
HONOLULU (June 10, 2010) – An estimated 800 Asia Pacific and U.S. scholars, officials, educators, business leaders and other professionals – most of them alumni of East-west Center programs – will gather in Honolulu July 2-5 for the Center’s 50th Anniversary International Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

The gathering will provide an opportunity for alumni from more than 35 countries who have participated in Center programs over the last five decades to reunite, renew friendships, and reminisce.

But the International Conference on the theme of "Leadership and Community Building in the Asia Pacific Region" will also include substantive panels and expert discussion on a range of key regional issues, including climate change, U.S. foreign policy, education issues, governance challenges and more.

Registration for the conference is open to members of the general public. The registration fee for the full conference is $350 general, or $300 for EWCA members and guests, University of Hawai‘i alumni and Fulbright grant recipients.

The conference is being jointly held by the East-West Center, an internationally recognized education and research institution headquartered in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and the East-West Center Association, the organization that represents the Center’s nearly 60,000 alumni throughout Asia, the Pacific and the U.S., many of whom now serve in positions of responsibility and in their respective fields.

For more information or to register online, visit: www.eastwestcenter.org/hawaii2010
Or call (808) 944-7506.

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The EAST-WEST CENTER promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.