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Muslim, U.S. Journalists to Speak at EWC Luncheon
HONOLULU (May 14) – Participants in the East-West Center’s  Senior Journalists Seminar representing the United States and Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations will speak at noon on Friday, May 25, at the EWC’s Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall, 1777 East-West Road). Cost for the luncheon is $20 for co-sponsor members and $22 for the general public.

The seminar program affords senior U.S. and Asian journalists the opportunity to engage their peers on issues that have hurt relations between these Asian countries and the U.S., especially since 9 / 11. The Asian Muslim journalists travel to the U.S. mainland for a slice of American life, while their U.S. counterparts travel to Asia.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. on May 25th, with the luncheon program commencing at noon. The event is sponsored by the East-West Center, the Friends of the East-West Center, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Honolulu Community Media Council.

Limited parking is available on the grass area between Imin International Conference Center and Lincoln Hall. The cost of parking is $3, payable at the guard kiosk on East-West Road.

For more information on the luncheon please call (808) 944-7111 or fax (808) 944-7376. For media coverage of the event please contact John Lewis at (808) 944-7204 or via email at [email protected]

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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.