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Media Advisory
The East-West Center is hosting two events of timely interest Friday, May 25 at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, 1771 East-West Road.

•    Noon to 1:30 (Program to begin at 12:30 p.m.)

“Building Understanding Between the United States and the Asian Muslim World” featuring journalists from the United States and Asian nations with substantial Muslim populations. The program will feature reflections and insights by seasoned journalists stemming from their participation in the EWC’s Senior Journalists Seminar, a travel-study-dialogue program that offers the journalists a chance to engage their peers on issues dividing the United States and the Asian Muslim nations, especially since 9 /11.
 
•    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer will informally discuss issues important to the Asia Pacific region. This September Australia will host President Bush and other APEC leaders in Sydney and national elections will be held shortly thereafter. Downer, Australia’s longest serving foreign minister, is an interesting and engaging speaker, especially in question-and-answer sessions.
 
Media interested in attending / covering either or both of these on-the-record events should contact John Lewis at (808) 944-7204 or via email at [email protected] to arrange admittance and parking.

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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.